When it was first announced that film giant Warner Bros. was developing a live-action adaptation of the beloved fantasy sci-fi anime “Fullmetal Alchemist”, there was a collective skepticism among fans on how the project would turn out.
Considering Hollywood’s numerous disasters in the past such as “Dragonball Evolution”,”Speed Racer”, and “Ghost in the Shell”, anime fans nowadays tend to cringe whenever a Hollywood studio is attached to developing a live-action version of a Japanese anime.
Warner Bros. Japan has released a new trailer for the live-action adaptation of “Fullmetal Alchemist”, the popular anime series that follows two brothers trying to resurrect their deceased mother through alchemy.
Fans were quick to compare the upcoming film to the recent live-action “Ghost In The Shell,” which flopped at the box office partly because of casting controversies that accused it of whitewashing. The film, which stars Scarlett Johansson, earned a dismal $19 million in its first three days.