With a Single Swoop New Scene Images Arrive Foreboding Mortal Struggles and Giving a Taste of the Italian Atmosphere!
At the FMA Fan Event that took place on July 12th, the film’s important character visuals were revealed all at once. The next day, immediately after the release of the 3rd trailer online, on Yahoo!’s Real Time Top 20 Words Searched, [the trailer] came in at number 9, gathering a lot of attention (based on July 13th’s Yahoo! Real Time Searches). The shocked voices of FMA fans gathered on SNS and [discussed] the high level of accuracy of the character visuals as well! Here are the newly released scene images from [the film] that has gathered so much attention!
The Flame Alchemist, the one who protects the protagonist Ed and his younger brother Al’s bond, Colonel Mustang (Dean Fujioka) [appears here] in the scene where he obtains the Philosopher’s Stone that Father Cornello had. Al and Winry (Tsubasa Honda) appear in a classic FMA scene - playing a friendly game of cards inside a train while in the middle of their journey. [In these two images] the director was particular about making sure the audience could feel the wind of the filming location, Italy.
In the film, in order to recreate the world of the original manga, which is modeled after mid-16th century Europe, it was decided that filming would take place in Italy. Filming took place in the outskirts of Pienza known as the film location of the movie Gladiator (2000, America) and also Volterra known for the Twilight movies (2008, America).
Filming also took place in the World Heritage Sites of Siena and Florence, and, with the help of Italy’s National Railway, we were able to reserve and run a precious 100 year-old locomotive that became a very large scale project. VFX Production for [this film] has taken a whole year and in regards to VFX, while still in production, it already is the film with the greatest number of overall cuts in the history of Japanese film.
Also, an image from the scene where Lieutenant Hawkeye (Renbutsu Misako), who carries the title of “Hawk’s Eye” because of her unparalled accuracy and skill as a sniper, along with her comrades prepare their weapons. In another scene, Envy (Kanata Hongo), one of the Homunculi - artificially created humans, each with one of the seven sins bound to their bodies - appears to stand alone in the darkness in an ominous state. From all of these [images], we’re able to feel the heroic mortal struggle that awaits in the grand journey of the brothers Ed and Al.
The director manning this film project is the same one who worked under Director James Cameron on the CG of Titanic (1997) and also opened a new door in Japanese film with Ping Pong (2002), Fumihiko Sori. The Fullmetal World, created freely using the latest in VFX technology, is opening! Just what will be the brothers’ destiny!?
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