It will be the first time that the Saint Seiya manga created by Masami Kurumada will be adapted into a live action film.
sony pictures confirmed the theatrical release date of Knights of the Zodiac for next April 27.
Produced by Toei Animation and based on the international anime sensation known as The Knights of the Zodiac, it brings the Saint Seiya saga to the big screen in live action for the first time.
Seiya (Mackenyu), a headstrong street teen, spends his time fighting for money while searching for his kidnapped sister. When in one of his fights he inadvertently taps into mystical powers he never knew he had, Seiya finds himself drawn into a world of warring saints, ancient magical training, and a reincarnated goddess who needs his protection. If he wants to survive, he will have to accept his fate and sacrifice everything to take his rightful place among the Knights of the Zodiac.
The film is directed by Tomek Baginski from a script by Josh Campbell, Matt Stuecken and Kiel Murray. The feature is based on original manga stories and characters. Saint Seiya of Masami Kurumada. Produced by Yoshi Ikezawa, Joseph Chou, and Tim Kwok. Executive producers are Kozo Morishita, Katsuhiro Takagi, Jeffrey Chan, and Rick Nathanson. The film stars Mackenyu, Famke Janssen, Madison Iseman, Diego Tinoco, Mark Dacascos, Nick Stahl, and Sean Bean.
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