FMA "MiloStar" Story-line/Time-line/Plot discussions (Any post that contains actual movie spoiler --> please post in SPOILER ZONE forum), Please do NOT post any posts with movie spoilers on this thread!
The first page scan in hilary's post above says the time period of the movie is when Al is already able to perform alchemy without the alchemy circle, and Roy and the gang are still in Central.
- From part of interview with the director of the new FMA movie... He said they wanted to make a story for some place Ed and Al have never visited before, and make them meet some new people there, and then asked the writer, Mr. Shinpo who is also famous for his mystery novels, to write the story for this movie.
The latest info, (although we could already guess it ^^) is that according to the wording on recent Yahoo.jp news (the news was actually about the Japanese volume books of FMA manga being expected to surpass the total sales volume of 5,000,000 copies with the release of Japanese volume book 27 on Nov. 22) this has been announced to be an ANIMATION motion picture. ...yes, I know that's nothing new, but this is the first time I see that news media clearly saying this one will be an animation motion picture. ^^
And, since I'm making a new post, let me put my latest predictions/wild guess for the movie: XD
(Note: The following are my predictions/wild guess only, and there probably would be no truth to it. )
...There will be promo pic, poster, etc. for the new movie on Jan issue of Shounen GanGan, with increasing promo in coming months.
...The movie will open either July 2011 (first premier in June in Tokyo) or in Dec. 2011.
...In the movie, Ed & Al are still somewhere in the middle of FMA manga story-line, and the story in the movie is not directly related to the main FMAmanga story-line, but some side "event" such as in FMA Game "Prince of Dawn," with bad guys that are independent of the main FMA manga storyline, and of course Ed, Al, & Mustang's gang will eventually take care of the bad guys.
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QUOTE (Tombow @ Nov 14 2010, 11:01 AM)
And, to be commercially successful, I think the movie also have to appeal to those who have not seen FMA anime, neither the first series, or Brotherhood as well. As much as I would love to see more FMA manga specific contents, if this movie can be enjoyed by FMA fans from any series, as well as non-FMA fans, then that will be good to see also. I just hope it has a good story! ^^
Second that, hope they'll bind all of the random elements we've seen into something interesting.
Odd how the scriptwriter, Yūichi Shinpo, seems quite new to the business, has anyone seen the Doraemon films he scripted? As a novelist he does seem to have 14 novels on his name (http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-nr92-347), wasn't able to figure out what kind of novels beyond the very vague taglines 'vampires' and 'husband and wife'.
EDIT: @rosieechan, from the ANN news item:
According to the teaser's tagline, the movie will "finally tell the story of forbidden bonds."
So I guess there is some attempt on their side to throw in some of the ethical conflict that gave the two series their distinct flavour.
What I personally expect from the movie is a Blind Alchemist kind of story: with the Elrics accidentally stumbling over a bunch of new characters whose tragic circumstances somehow resemble their own. Just a wild guess, but this seems to be the vague premise of most FMA1 fillers.
EDIT 2: Alright, I'm officially convinced after seeing this view of the city ripped by duckroll from the animesuki forums from the movie website:
FMA's entry on TV Tropes' Better Than It Sounds page:
Military specialist searches for a magic rock recipe to get his brother out of a can. In one version of the story, the rock is their father, in the other version the rock is us. Or: Children see a Thing Man Was Not Meant To Know, run around country looking for another one.