Based on the anime and manga created by the Japanese genius Masami Kurumada in the 80s, the film follows the story of Seiya and his friends who fight to protect the goddess Athena.
Last July it was known, in addition to a behind-the-scenes video and the official poster, the cast for the film.
Who is who in Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac?
This will be directed by the Polish Thomas Baginski, with experience as an animator and creator of special effects on The Witcher. Japanese actor stands out Mackenyu Arata assuming the role of Seiya, but also other western actors and actresses.
Famke Jansen, Jean Gray in the X-Men saga, has a role not yet announced; madison iseman as Sienna (Saori Kido, Athena), Sean Bean It will be Alman Kido, Mark Dacascos in the role of Mylock, Nick Stahl like Cassius and Diego Tinoco embodying a mysterious murderer whose name is unknown.
The script is from Kiel Murray, Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken, all based on Kurumada’s story and characters.
What is the live action movie of The Knights of the Zodiac about?
The summary of Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac, according to Imdb, highlights that “when a goddess of war is reincarnated in the body of a young woman, Seiya, an orphan from the street, discovers that he is destined to protect her and save the world.”
“But only if he can face his own past and become a a Knight of the Zodiac”.
While Toei will distribute the film in Japan, the rest of the world (except China and the Middle East) will be distributed by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.
The release year is 2023, but there is still no official date to do so.