First Teaser Released for Live-Action Adaptation of ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’

mv5bmtqzmdexnjg5nv5bml5banbnxkftztcwnjuxmjuxmw-_v1-_cr32349493_It looks like Ghost in the Shell won’t be the only anime adaptation we’ll be getting in 2017. The beloved anime Fullmetal Alchemist, based on the manga of the same name, will be getting a live-action treatment next year directed by Fumihiko Sori (Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, Ichi). The fully Japanese production, which filmed in Italy earlier this year, will star Ryôsuke Yamada as the film’s main protagonist Edward Elric.

For those unfamiliar with the source material, Fullmetal Alchemist follows two brothers, Edward and Alphonse, who after attempting a forbidden alchemic technique to revive their deceased mother, are left severely dismembered. While Edward loses his left leg his brother loses his entire body resulting in Edward sacrificing his right arm to rescue Alphonse’s soul and transfer it within a suit or armor.

The teaser for the upcoming film is very short, clocking in at only 32 seconds long, though the footage revealed looks very true to the source material. While we do know the film is set to release in 2017, an exact date has not been supplied. That being said, once the film does make its way to the places like the U.S. it will most likely be a limited release in select theaters. Until then check out the teaser for Fullmetal Alchemist below and feel free to let us know what you think in the comments.