The live action adaptation of the manga “The Knights of the Zodiac” is progressing well and is revealed in a first trailer! So, what are these first images worth?
The Knights of the Zodiac : a first glimpse
As a reminder, this new adaptation of the iconic The Knights of the Zodiac found its director in the person of Tomek Baginski, a jack-of-all-trades who notably worked on the video game franchise The Witcher. As for the actors, the young Mackenyu, chosen to lend his features to Zoro in the live action film One Piece, takes on the main role of the feature film. The sizes that are Sean Bean, unforgettable Boromir in The Lord of the Ringsbut also Famke Janssen, inseparable from the character of Jean Gray in X-Menalso appear in the cast of the upcoming film (trailer above).
During those thirty seconds, it is clear that we take full eyes. Special effects do you want some, armor that materializes, super-powerful weapons… One and the same question remains: will the film live up to the work of Masami Kurumada ? Some already seem to have an opinion – decided – on the issue.
The Knights of the Zodiac : the fans already categorical?
Originally, the feature film was announced in 2018. However, due to the pandemic, its release has already been postponed twice. If the third seems to be the right one, many fans seem skeptical after viewing the first images. Granted, this is just a preview of the upcoming movie, but how not to blame them if we refer to previous adaptations of manga in real shots ? Of Dragon Ball Evolution Passing by One Pieceit must be admitted that this type of exercise is rarely crowned with success.
If on the social networks of many users already fear the worstthe intervention of the manga publisher in France is not much more reassuring. On his Twitter pagethe company mentions The Knights of the Zodiac and “hope to find some loyalty there”. Kana editions drive the point home by recalling that the “trauma of the Netflix adaptation is still quite fresh”. Obviously, this first trailer is far from having made everyone agree !