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Knights of the Zodiac Live-Action Movie Casts Sean Bean, Famke Janssen and More

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Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya would be the subsequent traditional anime franchise to get a live-action remake, which will star Recreation of Throne‘s Sean Bean and X-Males‘s Famke Janssen, amongst others.

The live-action film’s solid was revealed by The Hollywood Reporter. Japanese-American actor Mackenyu will play the lead position of Seiya, a younger man who finally turns into the chief of the sequence’ titular Knights of the Zodiac. Mackenyu is the son of the legendary Japanese martial artist and actor Sonny Chiba, who not too long ago handed away as a consequence of issues associated to a COVID-19 an infection. Western audiences could also be most acquainted with him from his supporting position in Pacific Rim: Rebellion, whereas manga followers could acknowledge the actor from his starring roles within the Japanese live-action variations of Chihayafuru and Tokyo Ghoul. Sean Bean will play Seiya’s mentor, Alman Kiddo, whereas Jumanji: The Subsequent Degree actor Madison Iseman will play the position of Sienna, who is seemingly the film’s equal of the unique sequence’ Saori, a reincarnated Goddess who the opposite knights should defend. Diego Tinoco will play the anti-hero Phoenix. Famke Janssen, The Skinny Crimson Line‘s Nich Stahl, {and professional} martial artist and Iron Chef host Mark Dacascos will even seem within the film in as-yet unspecified roles.


The brand new reboot is directed by Polish animator and particular results professional Tomasz Baginski, who beforehand labored on The Witcher. The latest drafts of the movie’s script have been written by 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken. The film will characteristic struggle choreography from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ stunt and struggle coordinator, Andy Cheng.

The film is being described as an origin story for Seiya and the sequence’ crew of armor-clad warriors. The unique manga was created by Masami Kurumada in 1986 and is broadly thought to be one of the crucial influential shonen sequence of all time. Kurumada’s unique story can be one of many highest promoting manga of all time, with over 35 million copies in circulation worldwide. The sequence has been tailored into animation a number of instances, and has additionally obtained a number of sequel and spinoff manga sequence.

The brand new film is being produced as a collaboration between Sony Footage and Toei, the corporate which additionally produced a lot of Saint Seiya‘s anime variations. The movie is predicted to launch someday in 2022.

Supply: The Hollywood Reporter


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