The story of Edward and Alphonse Elric begins yet again. Fumihiko Sori will direct the film (he did the 2012 Dragon Age anime movie, based on the video games) for a 2017 release; Ryosuke Yamada, member of the J-pop/idol group Hey! Say! JUMP will star as Ed.

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This isn’t unwelcome news, but it is unexpected. Both the manga series and the second anime series ended in 2010, so it’s kind of weird that they’ve decided to make a live-action adaptation now. But, again, it’s not unwelcome.

[Crunchy Roll]