Warner Bros. UK has announced the release date of the live-action Black Butler film across the pond. Fans of Yana Toboso’s dark fantasy manga can expect the live-action adaption in the UK region on October 17. Along with the announcement, Warner Bros. UK released a brand new trailer, which you catch right here, right now:
The movie actually isn’t a direct adaptation, and is set 130 years after the manga, in a fictional Asian locale that blends Western and Eastern cultures. With the minor changes being made, I’m hoping that Sebastian is as charmingly demonic as depicted in the manga/anime, though I’m more interested to see if the imagery will resemble the Victorian London setting from the book. From the looks of the trailer, the more modern-feeling atmosphere seems like an interesting (if off-brand) choice, but I’ll reserve total judgement, especially considering how awesome the fight choreography looks thus far.
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