Famke Janssen reveals Knights of the Zodiac movie

Since it began to appear in the pages of Weekly Shōnen Jump in 1985, Saint Seiya —Better known as Knights of the Zodiac in our latitudes— it has not been able to be contained by the ‘manga’ vignettes. In addition to the much loved animated series, Masami Kurumada’s work has made its way to the big screen in the form of 6 animated films. Of course, it has also received dozens of video games and all kinds of merchandise.

However, there is something Saint Seiya have not yet had: a ‘live action’ movie.

In an interview with Forbes – which focuses on his role in the film The Vault, which will be released in November 2021—, the actress Famke Janssen —Best known for being Jean Gray in the film saga of X-Men made by 20th Century Fox— she was questioned about a project called “Knights of the Zodiac.” Although he did not reveal much information, he revealed that this future film is based on the magnum opus by Masami Kurumada.

The movie of Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) will it be ‘live action’?

Famke Janssen

Although Famke Janssen did not explicitly say that the Saint Seiya It will be ‘live action’, he did mention that the filming of the film has been postponed multiple times. This comes from before the pandemic. The foregoing indicates that the film will feature real actors.

Is it the same movie announced at CCXP 2016?

And CCXP 2016, Kozo Morishita – President of Toei – had announced that Saint Seiya it would have a ‘live action’ movie. It is unknown if the film mentioned by Famke Janssen is the same one announced at said convention, but it is most likely.

What role will Famke Janssen play in the next movie? Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac)?

At the moment, Janssen’s role remains a mystery. However, assuming the film is a faithful adaptation of the ‘manganime’ Knights of the Zodiac, there are few role options that Janssen could play. It might as well give life to Marin, la mentora de Seiya; Shaina, the knight of Ophiuchus; or Saori Kido, the last reincarnation of Athena.

Who is involved?

In addition to Famke Janssen, the actors involved in the film of Knights of the Zodiac. A Screen Daily report in 2017 revealed that A Really Good Film Company will be responsible for the film’s production. However, it is unknown if this is still the case. According to the Japanese site Eiga.com, Tomasz Bagiński will be the director.

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Since the filming of the movie of Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) has not started, there is no release date. We will be reporting as more information is revealed.

Source: Forbes