More than four years ago, the Japanese site, Eiga, announced that Masami Kurumada’s manga would have an adaptation live action from Knights of the Zodiac. However, the production has suffered a series of delays that have postponed the confirmation of the cast until today.
The wait has been long and the film will presumably be released until 2023. However, in Claro video you can enjoy Knights of the Zodiac: Legend of the Sanctuary, one of the best animated adaptations of the series.
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Who will make up the cast of the live action from Knights of the Zodiac?
As announced by The Hollywood Reporter, the talks continue and there is already a confirmed cast for this film based on the iconic manga from the eighties.
The starring role of Seiya will be played by Mackenyu, the actor who played Cadet Ryoichi in the 2018 film. Pacific Rim: Insurrection. While Madison Iseman will play Sienna, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers and struggles to control them.
The third acting confirmation is from Sean Bean, best known for playing Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Bean plays a mentor named Alman Kiddo who recruits Seiya into the order of the Knights.
Finally, they will also join the cast of the live action from Knights of the Zodiac Famke Janssen, Nick Stahl, Diego Tinoco and Mark Dacascos, although their characters are not yet confirmed.
The story and other details of the new adaptation of Knights of the Zodiac
According to the same medium, the live action from Knights of the Zodiac will tell the origins of the manga. “When a mystical energy known as Cosmo awakens in Seiya, he embarks on a journey to conquer the ancient Greek armor of Pegasus and choose his side in a supernatural battle for the fate of Sienna (Iseman)” is the official description of the plot.
After a series of changes, the film will finally be produced by Toei, the same studio that produced the Saint Seiya Omega manga.
In addition, the writers will be Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken, screenwriters of 10 Cloverfield Lane. Probably, from now on we will have more and more previews of this long-awaited film, for now tell us, do you like what has been revealed so far for him? live action from Knights of the Zodiac?
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