Fullmetal Alchemist at Tokyo International Film Festival

Fullmetal Alchemist, by Fumihiko Sori, opened in world premiere the Tokyo International Film Festival. The film was shot in Volterra and in Val d’Orcia.

In a mildly steampunk world that resembles a militarized early 20th century Tuscany, two young brothers dabble disastrously in alchemy in the action-fantasy Fullmetal Alchemist. Directed by Fumihiko Sori, the film is the first live-action version of Hiromu Akakawa’s popular manga series, which was published in Japan from 2001 to 2010 and was made into a 51-episode anime TV series for MBS in 2003/04.

The film looks poised to sweep Asian markets beginning in December when Warner Bros. Japan releases domestically.


Solinas Experimenta Serie Award – 2nd edition

Rai Fiction and Solinas Prize launch the second edition of the Solinas Experimenta Serie Award. The contest invites authors (under 45) to exploit the creative and productive opportunities of digital technology in order to experiment new forms of serial story.