Live-action Hollywood adaptation of the Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac manga revealed the first visual and trailer earlier today. The movie is set to premiere in 2023. Cast was also introduced and it features some big Hollywood names:
- Mackenyu as Seiya
- Madison Iseman
- Sean Bean
- Famke Janssen
- Diego Tinoco
- Mark Dacascos
According to an earlier report by Variety, Toei Animation is looking to make the Saint Seiya live-action movie series, which will consist of 6 parts. The trailer is out but is region locked.
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac is based on a manga by Masami Kurumada. Toei Animation also animated the first adaptation, Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac, which aired from 1986 to 1989. Viz Media licensed the manga in English and describes the plot as:
In Greek mythology, Athena, the daughter of Zeus, was born in full armor. By birthright the goddess of battle, she did not believe in conquest, and only fought defensive wars. Her battles with bloodthirsty gods and giants shook the very earth and seemed to last forever. On the battlefield, there were a group of youths that always surrounded and protected the goddess: the Knights of Athena! Flash forward to modern-day Greece: two Japanese tourists are shocked to see a mansized meteorite crash to the earth before them. It turns out to be young Seiya. Seiya must train harder than ever if he is to survive his match with the brutal Cassios! Whoever wins will receive the greatest prize known to man: the incredibly powerful Pegasus Cloth!
Source: Official Website
©Masami Kurumada/Toei Animation