Japanese media in May 2017 reported what a movie live action of the Knights of the Zodiac (Saint Seiya) finally got the green light in Hollywood. After several years of development and multiple delays, THR bring out project named after Knights of the Zodiac He ended filming in September 2021 without making much noise. So what can we expect from this movie adaptation?
The franchise, of course, comes from Masami Kurumada’s manga of the same name, which was serialized in the magazine. Weekly Shonen Jump The work, which jumped to the big screen with a legendary anime adaptation in October 1986, became one of the favorite productions of the Latin people with its broadcasts on local televisions in the 1990s. to the eternal title detached from the universe Saint Seiya in manga, anime, video games, theater and tons of products.
Next, we will tell you everything that is known so far. live action of the Saint Seiya:
who is behind live action From Saint Seiya?
Josh Campbell and Matt Stueckenresponsible for scripts 10 Cloverfield Boulevard (2016), horizon line (2020) and notorious nickname (2021), they co-wrote the final drafts of the film project.
The action sequences were overseen by the stunt and martial arts choreographer. Andy Chengcoordinator of fights Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), from Marvel Studios.
this live action of the Saint Seiya It is a co-production between toei -the Japanese giant that developed most anime adaptations of the series, including the classic series- and sony pictures.
Filming took place in Hungary and Croatia in 2021.
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distribution live action of the Knights of the Zodiac
Mackenyu (Seiya). He is the son of Japanese martial arts legend Sonny Chiba. Mackenyu has participated in numerous adaptations live action Manga in Japan with major roles in film trilogy chihafurur or the movie Rurouni Kenshin: Final (2021). The actor made his Hollywood debut. Pacific War: Uprising (2018).
Madison Iseman (Sienna/Athena). South Carolina native actress best known for her role as Bethany Walker in movies. jumanjiIn addition to participating in productions such as shiver 2 (2018) or Annabelle 3: Homecoming (2019). Madison will be in the cast of the series I know what they did last summer. For Prime Video.
Sean Bean (German Kiddo). With a career spanning nearly four decades on stage, television and film, the British actor is a fan favorite for his performances as Boromir. Lord of the Rings and as Ned Stark game of Thrones.
Other players that have already been confirmed but whose roles have not been revealed: Famke Jansen (x Men), Nick Stahl (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Diego Tinoco (on my blog) Y Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3).
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What will it be about? live action of the Knights of the Zodiac? THR provides the following explanation of the argument:
“In this story, which is called the origin story, Mackenyu plays the main protagonist of the series and the orphan Seiya. When a mystical energy known as the Cosmos awakens within him, Seiya embarks on a journey to obtain the ancient Greek Pegasus armor and chooses his side in a supernatural battle for the fate of Sienna (Madison Iseman), a young woman trying to control her powers. .divine powers.
[Sean] Bean plays a mentor named Kiddo, a German who recruits Seiya into the Order of the Knights he founded when he discovered the reincarnation of the goddess Athena. [Diego] Tinoco is hired to kill the defenseless goddess.
when is it coming out live action of the Knights of the Zodiac?
Film Knights of the Zodiac It will be released in theaters in 2023.
Toei will scatter live action of the Saint Seiya In Japan, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions will bring the film to theaters in the rest of the world, excluding China and the Middle East.
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trailer live action of the Knights of the Zodiac (29 November 2022)
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