First Trailer for the Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action movie

We finally get a first look at the highly anticipated live action movie adaption for Fullmetal Alchemist!!  The filming for the movie wrapped on August 26, so take a look at the newly released trailer that was posted on the official Fullmetal Alchemist movie website featuring Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric.

This  30 second trailer gives us picturesque shots of the European backdrop as well as a taste of the CG effects that will be used for the transmutation scenes and for bringing the character of Alphonse Elric to life!  There is still no specific release date set, but we can expect to see this movie out in theaters by Winter 2017!!  There is also an official twitter to stay up-to-date on any events or news regarding the Fullmetal Alchemist movie.

After watching the trailer, do you think this will be a successful live action adaption? Or will we see Fullmetal Alchemist join the ranks of other failed anime/manga adaptations?

  • Comments

    • Niña

      I AM SHOOK, WOW. THE AESTHETICS ALREADY LOOK FREAKIN’ AMAZING. AND I DID NOT EXPECT THAT THEY WOULD SHOW YAMADA’S FACE AT ALL SO I WAS SHOCKED EVEN WITH JUST A SIDE PROFILE. AND ALPHONSE. THE TRANSMUTATION CIRCLES. THE SETTING. YES.

      Buuuuuut I really do hope it lives up to the hype and stays true to the tone the manga/anime has set. Looks immensely well produced so I hope it does give justice to the story. Definitely looking forward to this.

      • Yg

        A question. Does Yamada’s hair move? His hair was probably bleached fried dry since FMA so that’s understandable, but have any of you fans seen him run his fingers through his hair or something? Like casually touching his locks. Does he have a hair complex?

    • MINO-SSI

      it looks SO good, it better be good.

    • Chris

      It’s more of a teaser rather than a trailer tbh, but looks good and promising tho.

    • Kokoro Ai
    • Satowwwshi

      I am hyped. This better be good. Yamada shall prove to those people doubting him that he can slay this. I know he can. I believe in you kid.

    • eplizo

      This actually looks REALLY REALLY well done. I’m definitely excited for it now. I just hope it doesn’t underwhelm.

    • Ackerman

      This better be good
      YAMADA YOU BETTER ACT FOR YOUR LIFE IN THIS MOVIE

    • Mahdyah Rosita

      I am so positive about this. Yamada, gambatte yo!

    • レン

      Saw the teaser trailer when it was launched on the website and it left me more hyped than before. I’m really looking forward to it because it looks so promising! The CG is well done, the atmosphere, and of course i’m betting on Yamada to nail his role as Edward. Definitely one of the live actions i’m more excited to watch!

    • Buzz

      I’m excited for this movie the CG looks so effective and nice. I’m not a Yamada fan but I hope people who doubt him will give him a chance like any other actor/actress.

    • annie

      i’m definitely hyped but his hair looks ratty lmao

      • shinryu

        he only had an extension for the longer part of Ed’s hair but it’s his real hair dyed blonde

        • Yg

          To be fair, Yamada hair always looks stiff lol.

    • MightyLongFall

      yet no one complain about the “japaneseskinwashing”

      • hasawa

        To be fair as Japan has a tradition of a very self-oriented movie industry so i can somewhat understand why they casted japanese actors.. Casting a white actor to fit in the European scenery of this movie who would speak japanese would probably be a pain in the a*s too (for the same reasons as i raised an eyebrow back in the days about the SnK casting i actually understood why they made this choice).
        FMA is a japanese licence as well so they should be allowed to cast whoever they want. I don’t mind the “___”wash of a cultural product if it is targeted to a very specific demography which by an ethnocentric way is just mirroring itself.

        Anyway japanese wearing blond wigs to look like anime character ALWAYS looks so tacky and so does this trailer lol (esp the scenery – the CG looks okay tho)

        • Yg

          except for the ratty braids, that’s his own hair. So you feel Asians bleaching their hair blonde look tacky?

          • hasawa

            yeah it looks bad when they’re trying to style anime-ish crazy haircut like this lol

            • Yg

              There are tonnes of asian out there who looked good with bleach hair. I’m not crazy about Yamada’s colour in this but he’s one of those people who can carry light hair.

        • MightyLongFall

          double standard, huh :/

          • hasawa

            It’s not double standards, because both situations are not the same as i and Yg are actually trying to explain…
            I’m not fond of Scarlett Johannsson (she’s pretty overrated imho) but i think we can all agree this choice as a lead role was to secure the commerciel success of this blockbuster and not really because she was exceptionnaly fitted to enrole Makoto Kusanagi…

            • Yg

              Scarjo is one example how white-washed Hollywood machine keeps on awarding mediocrity. The anime/manga brand is big enough that an unknown yet talented lead would be able to carry the movie.

              • MightyLongFall

                The anime/manga brand is big enough that an unknown yet talented lead would be able to carry the movie.

                yes, just like Dragonball Evolution. let’s pick any random actor/actress! doesn’t matter the talent and popularity, fuck it all, all we care about is THE SKIN COLOR!

                • Yg

                  I missed this uninformed ignorant comment of yours. What a delight.
                  Obviously you don’t know that the leads in AoT are famous in Japan with your shallow or nonexistent information about the industry. They are also talented actors. It failed not because of the actors but because of pissy direction, poor hasty work, bad decisions and lousy script. AoT had a limited international release fyi but i’m certain you would ignore that fact. If i’m not mistaken, it still made a profit despite being panned
                  Dragonball lead is a white person. Its not Japan’s fault they cast some nobody. Even if they cast somebody famous the production was pretty horrendous. Too lazy to wiki but I think the movie was not in the red after release.

                  • MightyLongFall

                    too much excuse

            • MightyLongFall

              if that was Jessica Alba or Penelope Cruz would you say that is latinowashing? let’s be honest there’s no asian actress is currently up there. there used to be names like Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Ken Watanabe, Zhang Ziyi, Lucy Liu, and Gong Li. i’m not a fan of ScarJo either but let’s admit it, she is an exceptional actress. go watch Lost in Translation and tell me she’s average. it’s just there’s no asian actress up there on the AAA list right now. there is Priyanka Chopra and Vanessa Hudgens (who is half filipino) but people will still complain because she is not that “japanese-chinese-korean” asian.

              • hasawa

                i would stll be the same if the actress was be latino, black, white or martian : the most important thing is trying to accurately portray convincingly a character
                You’re entitled to your opinion about ScarJo but so do i : imo she far from being “exceptional” ; just an average good actress.
                Your 2nd and 3rd sentence just proves me right about how ScarJo is only used as selling point for a blockbuster in comparison of other asian actresses. Now the question is how can actresses can become big names if nobody gives them any big role? (asnwer: because lazy ass producers will keep on casting the same boring ass famous actors again and again to assure the financial success of their movies lol)

                • MightyLongFall

                  lol you already know the answer. this is an industry you know, their sole purpose is to generate money. i’m sure they too want to avoid any racial conflict to secure the money. nothing to do with skin. it’s pure business decision

                  • Yg

                    “it’s pure business decision, nothing to do with skin”
                    Oh how ironic when you came calling out the yellowashing, demanding RACE accurate cast for niche marketed FMA. How very double standard of you..

                    • MightyLongFall

                      this is yellowwashing, GITS isn’t.

                      once more:

                      at least “GITS” has black, latin, Tongan descent (oceanian) and japanese
                      actors and actress. this, only japanese. double standard, huh

          • Yg

            Hire some random actress no matter what race? How do a big production hire some “random” actress for a big budgeted production? That never would’ve happened unless nepotism is involved. Admit it, you have your double standard too for your love of zionist supporter Scarjo.

            • MightyLongFall

              i will pick ScarJo over any random asian actress. i will pick Jet Li/Jackie Chan/Ken Watanabe over any random white actors. even i’m OK with Halle Berry as the Major if the director did so. i don’t give a fuck about the color, if he/she is up there in AAA list then i’m ok with it.

              but you, dismissing Scarlett Johannsson just because she is WHITE. you don’t care about her achievements and her talent. you only care about the color. you are so disgusting.

              i have a black parent just for you know, you racist

            • MightyLongFall

              i will pick ScarJo over any random asian actress. i will pick Jet Li/Jackie Chan/Ken Watanabe over any random white actors. even i’m OK with Halle Berry as the Major if the director wanted it. i don’t give a fuck about the color, if he/she is up there in AAA list then i’m ok with it. i expect no less for a project this big and an anime this epic. enough with the shitty anime adaptations. just don’t mess this up AGAIN.

              but you, dismissing Scarlett Johannsson, one of the best actress today, JUST BECAUSE SHE IS WHITE. you don’t care about her achievements, you don’t care about her talent, you don’t care about her experience, and you don’t care about all the good things she has for this project. you only care about THE COLOR. you are so disgusting.

              i have a black parent just for you know, you fucking racist

              • Yg

                I’m dismissing Scarjo because its Scarjo – the mediocre one note overrated actress who also happens to be a hypocrite. Her Lucy is the same as her Blackwodow and will be the same as Makoto. She’s a hack. Keep on idolizing mediocrity honey like your deafening love of oor latest hack jobs ha ha ha ha.

                Great i’m racist now just because you have a black parent? What next? colour don’t matter. Alllivesmatter? Live in reality child

                • MightyLongFall

                  she is still one of the best actress today no matter your opinion. i’m not a fan of her, but i’m not a dumb

                  why the hell you bring OOR in? are you that butthurt? damn, i’m talking to twelve

      • Yg

        the movie is made for the japanese audience. Its not made to please whatever white privilege so rampant all over the world. Japan bought the rights first. Those of you who’s butthurt Ed is a blond Japanese guy need to wait for Hollywood to buy this and whitewash every single ethnic characters in it.

        • MightyLongFall

          double standard, huh

        • MightyLongFall

          FMA has the story set in european’s 18th century. most of its characters are caucasian, with some negroid, and some middle-eastern. not only caucasian, they yellowwashed the negros and middle-eastern, too. at least “GITS” has black, latin, Tongan descent (oceanian) and japanese actors and actress. this, only japanese. double standard, huh

          • Yg

            “FMA has the story set in european’s 18th century” A FICTION CREATED BY A JAPANESE AUTHOR. I do agree the multicultural narrative and its implications was lost but when it comes to the lead HAR HAR ITS A SHORTY JAPANESEY AND NOT SOME WHITE ARYAN ASS. You Caucasian loving sorts just gotta suck it that “YOUR” fictional lead roles getting “bastardized” for the NICHE market they are catering to. In a world where 80% of the entertainment media is filled by white privilege, learn to be tolerant when 1 freaking % flipped “your favorite” race to cater to their niche market. The ones who are “oppressed” (in a sense when it comes to asian representation) deserves some leeway to navigate. That’s called fairness not double standard.

            • MightyLongFall

              at least “GITS” has black, latin, Tongan descent (oceanian) and japanese actors and actress. this, only japanese. double standard, huh

              nuff said

              • Yg

                I guess you are still not using your brain when it comes to fairness and quantitative difference between NICHE market and Hollywood. And how butthurt of you to flag my comments just because you want to defend your precious fictional Aryan race leads and the likes of Scarjo.
                1flipping%. Suck it. Nuff said.

                • MightyLongFall

                  i didn’t flag your comment, i swear. maybe the admin or someone with clear and rational mind didn’t like your very racist comment. and i’m not butthurt at all, you are

                  “HAR HAR ITS A SHORTY JAPANESEY AND NOT SOME WHITE ARYAN ASS”

                  “just gotta suck it that “YOUR” fictional lead roles getting bastardized”

                  “I guess you are still not using your brain”

                  “your precious fictional Aryan race leads and the likes of Scarjo.
                  1flipping%. Suck it”

                  blah blah blah

                  • Yg

                    lol. the real racists getting their butt hurts with my nazi language. Thank you for highlighting my gems :)

                    • MightyLongFall

                      see, i’m talking to twelve :)

        • Its good to know

          Japan do not need to buy rights for this. A JAPANESE AUTHOR — Hiromu Arakawa made the manga. :)

    • Looks very very promising.

    • Jo

      Too many racist comments from other English speaking sites…

      • Sou

        Really? I’m sort of out of the loop so I don’t really know what are they saying. Is it for the Japanese cast in European setting thing?

        • Jo

          Yeah, they say it’s Asian-washing and why Asian people keep complaining about white-washing; then about how Asian look ugly in blonde, or no actors in Japan are talented. Basically, they go full force to be disgusting.

          • Yg

            Read some. There’s only 3 second footage of Ed but these people already called it poor acting. I’m not even a Yamada fan but they need to fuck off

            • MINO-SSI

              the comments on youtube of this trailer are even worse tbh, they judged, they feared, they cursed everything only from the teaser.. i can’t even.. i mean they put so much into this movie they went shooting to italy and stuff, and they alr said in the comments that this movie have a AoT vibes.. wth

              • Yg

                As if these idiots will be at the movies watching this. Tbh I’m hoping this won’t be as disastrous as AoT. From what I heard they’ve been developing the CG since 2013, so there’s solid preparation. Hopefully they do it justice.

      • Yg

        Butthurt over their precious white roles being taken over Asians.

        • MINO-SSI

          i agree, still they never really impressed whenever something live action is made. i just hope this movie will do well

          • Yg

            Its their source, they had every right to make the live action in Japanese. If its bad its bad like AoT and such but there are palatable ones like Samurai X, original Death Note, Gantz. Is there any guarantee Hollywood will impress with their live action adaptation when they too have screwed up so many? I hope to see this movie do well too. However, I rather see Japan screw up their own sources with limited budget and experience than having Hollywood bastardized the shit out of these animes/mangas.

            Sorry but need to rant.

        • Jo

          Yeah, for a movie targets Japanese audience and the story written in Japanese and by a Japanese.

          • Yg

            My salty asian-ass supports Asian filmakers Asian/ethnic-wash everything.

    • Reileen

      Wasn’t expecting a teaser to drop this early considering the movie is like, a year away, until the countdown happened at Warner site.
      I hope the movie is as good as the teaser looks.

    • Enes Eryigit

      Looks fine except for 2 points. 1. When ed puts his hands toghter to perform alchemy there are no sparks. I dont think it would have been that much work to do that. But oh well that fine. 2. What was that thing that ran to ed. The earth dog/boar. That is not possible in the world of fma. You can create and move statues but this this was freed from the ground. That would mean its alive. It didnt look like a chimera so i think thats just a mistake. We will have to watch the movie for some context.

    • Nic

      I am ready for Yamada as Edward Elric. I think he could nail that role. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eb29970f96fa7f5f0d70a516c2af6b1bc733d9577fdc1cf35bada78137d05ac2.gif

      I just hope they won’t mess the story up & really stay true to the original, like what the director had promised.