Thanks to the magazine The Hollywood Reporter we learned the news that the live-action of The Knights of the Zodiac has its cast, even if the characters have not yet been defined and therefore we do not know who will play Pegasus or Sirio the Dragon.
The film is based on the anime and manga saga that was created in the mid-nineties by Masami Kurumada and has had several developments. His debut in twenty-eight volumes with the manga entitled Saint Seiya – The Knights of the zodiac; later there was an animated adaptation for TV, The Knights of the Zodiac, of one hundred and fourteen episodes, produced by Toei Animation between 1986 and 1989, which is better known as the classic series. Even if it is not really a franchise, the saga has given birth to four animated films for the cinema, three musicals, numerous video games, models and an infinity of advertising activities related to the TV series.
The Zodiac Knights – Let’s find the cast
Surely you are wondering who will lend their faces to the characters they will bring to life The Zodiac Knights in live-action. Among the many actors who will have a fundamental role in the film stands the landlord Stark de Game of thrones, that is to say Sean Bean who is very close to Fantasy also thanks to his participation in the trilogy de The Lord of the Rings, here he will play the role of Alman Kiddo.
Beyond him we find Mackenyu Iseman (Pacific Rim: Uprising), in the role of Seiya (Pegasus), the actor is also the son of the late Sonny Chiba recently passed away; Madison Iseman (Jumanji: The Next Level with Dwayne Johnson) is Saori Kido, reincarnation of Athena (Lady Isabel of Thule; Diego Tinoco (On My Block) on the other hand does not yet have a well-defined role even if it seems he should impersonate a hitman. Another important figure of the cast will be Mark Dacascos who has already participated in important films such as John Wick: Parabellum and the TV series Hawaii Five-O. Together with him there are Famke Janssen e Nick Stahl which do not have a precise role, at least until today.
La trama del live-action The Zodiac Knights
The story told in both manga and anime they told of warriors known as The Saints. Their strength lies in acquiring their powers from the constellations and teaming up so that nothing happens to the Goddess Athena as she is threatened by other gods who intend to conquer the Earth. In reality, the film will mostly tell the origin of The Zodiac Knights.
Seiya is a street orphan and suddenly a named mystical energy awakens Cosmo. The situation will lead him to embark on a journey to conquer the ancient Greek armor of Pegasus. All this to remain alongside Sienna engaged in a battle that of the supernatural to control her divine power. Sean Bean plays the role of a mentor named.
How to make a live-action that deviates as little as possible? Soon said. To cope with the fighting skills, the production called a hugely successful stuntman as well as a martial arts choreographer to its ranks. Andy Cheng. You may have noticed his work in fighting in Shang-Chi e The legend of the ten rings of the Marvel Studios which came out recently in theaters and above I left you the link with our review. Surely, having seen the first signs, this mixture of a much loved cartoon in the nineties and twenty-first century actors who are preparing to take on the role of these glorious knights will really be a show.