What if I advised you that actor Madison Iseman is the reincarnation of the goddess Athena? Would you could have any concept I used to be referring to Knights of the Zodiac, the upcoming live-action adaptation of a success manga/anime sequence from the Nineteen Eighties initially referred to as Saint Seiya? I might be stunned, as a result of diversifications have been immensely widespread around the globe just about all over the place besides North America, however possibly the film—and its new trailer—can rectify that.
I do know solely the broad strokes of the unique sequence, which is that 5 teenagers get magical, color-coded powers primarily based on numerous constellations/indicators of the Zodiac to guard the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena from different Greek gods who wish to destroy her and rule the Earth. And primarily based on this trailer, the film appears to be… considerably trustworthy to that:
Here’s the official synopsis: “Seiya (Mackenyu), a headstrong street teen, spends his time fighting for cash while he searches for his abducted sister. When one of his fights unwittingly taps into mystical powers he never knew he had, Seiya finds himself thrust into a world of warring saints, ancient magical training, and a reincarnated goddess who needs his protection. If he’s to survive, he will need to embrace his destiny and sacrifice everything to take his rightful place among the Knights of the Zodiac.”
I’m not going to lie, I’m not getting great vibes from this movie. It feels prefer it’s been rejiggered for Western audiences, which, certain, typically seems like it could be the very best path to a movie’s success, however when it’s an anime adaptation, it typically diminishes the supply materials. And, once more, Knights of the Zodiac was by no means highly regarded right here, making me marvel why it was an English-language manufacturing within the first place.
Knights of the Zodiac involves American theaters on May 12.
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