Warming up for San Diego Comic-Con, ‘Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya‘, the first live-action feature film by the ‘Knights of the Zodiac‘. The film will star JJ Jr. Mackenyu (‘Ring of Fire: The Uprising’).
Below you can see the image, which highlights the release for 2023:
For those who don’t know, the adaptation is being developed by Sony Pictures and for Toei Companyand brings the actor Mackenyu (‘River of Fire: The Uprising’) as Seiya, the Bronze Saint who wields the armor of Pegasus.
A few months ago, Cheng – who coordinated the bus scene fight in the recent ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘ – revealed to Variety that they plan to make six or seven live-action movies.
“We don’t have the same time or budget available as in ‘Shang Chi’. But the objective is absolutely the same. To create something unique, rooted in Asian culture and with universal appeal.”
Last year, a behind-the-scenes image revealed Mackenyu during a random scene.
Unfortunately, the character is not featured with his iconic bronze armor and wears only a kind of kimono with a waist band and boots, amidst a scenario of destruction.
The costume harks back to the early episodes of the classic animation, when Seiya was still struggling to become worthy of receiving the Pegasus armor.
According to the publication, the image had been shared by the director, Tomasz Naumiukon your Instagram profile.
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First photos of the film’s long footage of the film Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya. They were published by the film’s director of photography, Tomasz Naumiuk, on his Instagram account.
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In addition to the aforementioned trio, the cast also includes Famke Janssen (‘X-Men: The Last Stand’), Sean Bean (‘Game of Thrones’), Mark Dacascos (‘John Wick 3: Parabellum’) and Nick Stahl (‘Fear The Walking Dead’).
Entitled ‘Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya‘, the film follows Seiya, an orphan who lives on the streets and receives a call after a cosmic energy awakens within him. the protagonist embarks on a quest to conquer the ancient Greek armor of Pegasus, and chooses his side in a supernatural battle for Athena’s fate (Iseman), a young woman struggling to control her powers.
originally, ‘The Knights of the Zodiac’ emerged as a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada. It was originally published from 1986 to 1990, and adapted into anime by Toei Animation from 1986 to 1989.
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The series tells the story of mystical warriors called “Knights”, who fight wearing sacred “Armors” based on the various constellations. The Knights their mission is to defend the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena in her battle against other gods of Olympus, or of other mythologies that intend to dominate the Earth.