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Knights of the Zodiac
« on: September 22, 2021, 01:03:26 AM »
Mackenyu, Madison Iseman, Sean Bean, Famke Janssen to Star in Live-Action ‘Knights of the Zodiac’ Adaptation (Exclusive)
'The Witcher' exec producer Tomasz Baginski is directing the fantasy for Toei and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.
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Pacific Rim: Uprising actor Mackenyu and Madison Iseman are leading the cast of Knights of the Zodiac, a live-action adaptation of the 1980s manga and anime series titled Saint Seiya being made by Toei Animation and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.

Sean Bean, Famke Janssen, Nick Stahl, Diego Tinoco and Mark Dacascos are also in the firmament of the fantasy that’s coming off of wrapping production.

Tomasz Baginski, the Polish animator and special effects wiz who has worked on The Witcher, is directing the movie that Toei is producing.

In what is labeled an origin story, Mackenyu is starring as Seiya, a street orphan and the title hero of the franchise. When a mystical energy known as Cosmo awakens in him, Seiya embarks on a journey to conquer the ancient Greek armor of Pegasus and choose his side in a preternatural battle for the fate of Sienna (Iseman), a young girl who struggles to control her godly powers.

Bean plays a mentor named Alman Kiddo, a man who recruits Seiya into the Knights order, which he founded when he discovered the reincarnated goddess. Tinoco is a man hired to kill the vulnerable goddess.

The project had been in development for years and suffered several production delays before finally shooting this year. Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken (10 Cloverfield Lane) wrote the most recent drafts.

The movie boasts the fighting prowess of veteran stuntman and martial arts choreographer Andy Cheng, who was the fight coordinator of Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Cheng acted as stunt coordinator and fight coordinator for the production, which filmed in Hungary and Croatia.

Toei, which was behind the anime that ran from 1986 to 1989, will distribute in Japan, with SPWA handling the rest of the world, excluding China and the Middle East.
 
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/saint-seiya-sean-bean-famke-janssen-knights-zodiac-live-action-exclusive-1235017474/




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Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac
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Re: Knights of the Zodiac
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2021, 09:50:27 PM »
Thanks for the news!

I don't recognize the nice portrait of Sean that's at the left side of the picture.

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Re: Knights of the Zodiac
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2021, 03:10:14 AM »
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First leaked footage of Mackenyu as Seiya (possibly sharing a scene with Sean Bean as Alman Kido)

.....The filming already wrapped on September when the cast was announced. They filmed before the announcement, so we were going full detective mode to find hints .
https://twitter.com/philazora/status/1466216174903984132

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Re: Knights of the Zodiac
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2022, 11:53:45 AM »

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At the recent #AnimeExpo event in which #Crunchyroll anticipated their presence at this year's #SanDiegoComicCon (#SDCC2022) they anticipated that they would talk about the film with real actors from #SaintSeiya (#KnightsOfTheZodiac) with members of the production and the cast being part of the panel.

During the last hours, the Director of the film, #TomekBaginski has confirmed his attendance, although true to his style he has made it clear that he is not in a position to reveal "anything else".

With the presence of the Director at the convention, the chances that a teaser or trailer can be presented increase, especially considering that the film is scheduled to be released in 2023, something that was confirmed again during the Anime Expo event in the panel. corresponding of #Crunchyroll in which these announcements were given.

The film finished recording several months ago and has been in the post-production process since the end of the previous year and so far this year, so there is enough material to put together a preview.

Again the involvement of Crunchyroll, and the recent role it has had, as a distributor of the #DragonBall movie #Super: #SuperHeroe makes us think that the behavior for the #LosCaballerosDelZodiaco movie will receive similar treatment and strategies.

With locations in Hungary and Croatia, the cast includes young stars like #Mackenyu, #MadisonIseman and #DiogoTinoco, as well as experienced actors like #SeanBean, #FamkeJanssen, #NickStahl and #MarkDacasco.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CfouMfyu-qi/

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Re: Knights of the Zodiac
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2022, 02:44:56 AM »


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Finally, the organization of this year's #SanDiegoComicCon has revealed the day, time and place where the #LosCaballerosDelZodiaco film panel will be held with real actors at this year's event:

Next Saturday, July 23, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm (US Pacific time) in Room 6A is the appointment that #SaintSeiya fans have to attend this franchise milestone at appearing for the first time at one of the largest, most important and influential pop culture conventions in the world.

According to the description offered, we now know that it will be #MadisonIseman (#Saori) and #DiegoTinoco (#Ikki) the cast members who will attend, as well as the producer #YoshiIkezawa, the Director #TomaszBaginski, the choreographer of battle scenes #AndyCheng and writers #JoshCampbell and #MattStuecken.

The film, which has been in post-production since the end of last year, also includes other actors in the cast such as #SeanBean (#MitsumasaKido), #FamkeJanssen (in a role not yet determined), #NickStahl, #MarkDacascos and #Mackenyu in the role of the main hero: #Seiya from #Pegasus.

No further information has emerged about what can be seen on the panel, although we know that in it, which is called "A First Look at the Knights of the Zodiac" we will see scenes from it, although it is unknown if it will be in the form of a teaser or single scenes, and if they all correspond to the film or to behind-the-scenes scenes. 
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First Look: Knights of the Zodiac   Saturday, July 23, 2022  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Toei Animation and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions invite you to be among the first to experience Knights of the Zodiac, a live-action feature film inspired by the classic 1980s manga and anime series. The star-studded cast includes Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Famke Janssen (X-Men), Nick Stahl (Fear the Walking Dead), Mackenyu (Netflix’s upcoming One Piece), and Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum). Key cast members Madison Iseman (Jumanji franchise) and Diego Tinoco (On My Block) participate on a panel featuring action-packed behind-the-scenes footage, alongside producer Yoshi Ikezawa (Halo Legends), director Tomasz Baginski (The Witcher), fight choreographer Andy Cheng (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), and 10 Cloverfield Lane screenwriters Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken. Stefanie Woodburn moderates the discussion.
https://comic-con.org/cci/saturday?fbclid=IwAR1H-AoEL1a1W__M0D4LxIfNqZ-nAhj6d6e44fYJD7r9qZNMZ9SP5yVBq-0

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Re: Knights of the Zodiac
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2022, 12:24:49 AM »

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Saint Seiya/Knights of Zodiac Live-Action Movie to Debut First Look at Comic-Con
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   Saint Seiya is a manga series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada. It was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump between January 1986 and November 1990. The series enjoyed massive popularity throughout the 1980s, and many manga authors have cited Saint Seiya as an inspiration, including Bleach's Tite Kubo. Completed at 110 chapters collected into 28 volumes, the manga currently has over 50 million copies in circulation, and multiple anime adaptations have been created since its debut. The original Saint Seiya anime series won the 1987 Animage Anime Grand Prix prize. The seires has also spawned novels, films, musicals, and video games. In 2019, Netflix released a CG animated series, which rebooted the franchise.

 Saint Seiya follows an orphan named Seiya on his journey to become a warrior for the goddess Athena. After being forced to travel to Athena's sanctuary, where he obtains the Pegasus Bronze Cloth worn by warriors of Athena, Seiya learns that his sister has disappeared. If Seiya can win the Galaxian Wars tournament for the ultra-powerful Sagittarius Gold Cloth, the reincarnation of Athena will help Seiya find his sister. Despite its sci-fi setting, the series is loosely based off Greek mythology, with gods such as Athena, Poseidon, and Hades engaging in intergalactic battles of epic proportions.
https://www.cbr.com/saint-seiya-knights-of-zodiac-live-action-comic-con-sdcc-footage-movie/?fbclid=IwAR1tv-ECUAe7GkUO5LamBnoz4b1lSPqI1p0MeIkm2XTs3vbpsY5Vvad0zas




How to Get Started With Saint Seiya
In preparation for the live-action film, here are all of the Saint Seiya manga and anime, as well as exactly how and where to get into them.
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Saint Seiya, also known as Knights of the Zodiac, is an anime franchise that's both classic and somewhat obscure. Very popular in Japan, the series is somewhat remembered in the West for being on Toonami while also failing to achieve the popularity of shows such as Dragon Ball Z or even Mobile Suit Gundam Wing.

Still, the franchise is incredibly influential, and it's only going to get more popular with the upcoming live-action Hollywood remake. Its decades-long history, however, makes jumping in at the beginning something of a challenge. In preparation for the live-action film, here are all of the Saint Seiya manga and anime and how and where to get into them.
 
https://www.cbr.com/saint-seiya-where-watch-anime-read-manga/


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Re: Knights of the Zodiac
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2022, 11:43:25 AM »
How Sony’s Live Action ‘Knights of the Zodiac’ Was a Decade-Long Transformation for Toei Animation
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Fans at Comic-Con will Saturday get a fresh taste of Sony’s “Knights of the Zodiac,” a fantasy action film based on the popular Japanese “Saint Seiya” manga and anime series.

Tomek Baginski directs a diverse cast headed by Famke Janssen and Sean Bean, as well as American-born Japanese sensation Mackenyu in the title role as Pegasus Seiya.

For Toei Animation, the Japanese studio behind the properties, the effort is the result of a decade-long strategic overhaul. And putting together the $60 million first leg in a major movie franchise took a circuitous route through Hungary and COVID disruptions. Toei Animation international producer Ikezawa Yoshi explains the journey.
https://variety.com/2022/film/asia/live-action-knights-of-the-zodiac-toei-animation-transformation-1235321919/

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Re: Knights of the Zodiac
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2022, 01:16:36 AM »
Knights Of The Zodiac Live Action Panel
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Knights Of The Zodiac: Saint Seiya 2023 (Por trás das câmeras) Painel ComicCon San Diego

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