Warner Bros. Japan has released a new trailer for the first live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie. The trailer showcases the film’s heroes — including Winry Rockbell, Roy Mustang, Maes Hughes and Riza Hawkeye — as well as the Homunculi Lust, Envy and Gluttony.
The film will cover Edward and Alphonse Elric’s quest to retrieve the legendary Philosopher’s Stone in order to restore their bodies to their original state. Actor and singer Ryosuke Yamada, known for his work with J-pop boy band Hey! Say! 7, will star as Ed.
The character of Al will be entirely computer-generated. Director Fumihiko Sori has stated that he is “using a lot new [sic] techniques that were never used in Japanese movies before” and that he hopes to “boost Japan’s CG level with this movie.” Sori is known for his live-action film adaptation of the sports manga Ping Pong and, most recently, a feature-length anime based on Dragon Age.
The film is expected to release in Japan on Dec. 1.