Sean Bean and other Hollywood actors are expected to star in a live-action western adaptation of Knights of the Zodiac.
The film is expected to be based off of Saint Seiya, an action manga which ran from 1986 to 1990 over the course of 22 volumes. The series went on to spawn a long-running anime series which saw a release in the west as Knights of the Zodiac on Cartoon Network.
You can read a summary of the series from MyAnimeList below.
In ancient times, a group of young men devoted their lives to protecting Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and War. These men were capable of fighting without weapons—a swing of their fist alone was powerful enough to rip the very sky apart and shatter the earth beneath them. These brave heroes became known as Saints, as they could summon up the power of the Cosmos from within themselves.
Now, in present day, a new generation of Saints is about to come forth. The young and spirited Seiya is fighting a tough battle for the Sacred Armor of Pegasus, and he isn’t about to let anyone get in the way of him and his prize. Six years of hard work and training pay off with his victory and new title as one of Athena’s Saints.
But Seiya’s endeavor doesn’t end there. In fact, plenty of perils and dangerous enemies face him and the rest of the Saints throughout the series. What new quests await the heroes of the epic Saint Seiya saga?
The upcoming film will show-off behind the scenes footage at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con which runs from July 21 to the 24.
Sean Bean is set to play Alman Kido, the old man who recruits Seiya into the order of Bronze Knights. Seiya himself will be played by American-born Japanese actor Mackenyu Arata. Other actors featured in the film include Mark Dacascos, Famke Janssen, Maison Iseman, and Diego Tinoco.
A premiere date for the Knights of the Zodiac film has yet to be announced.