Knights of the Zodiac, known in Japan as Saint Seiya: The Beginning (Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 The Beginning, Hepburn: Seinto Seiya Za Biginingu), is a 2023 fantasy action film directed by Tomek Bagiński from a screenplay by Josh Campbell, Matt Stuecken, and Kiel Murray, based on the manga Saint Seiya by Masami Kurumada. The film stars Mackenyu, Famke Janssen, Madison Iseman, Diego Tinoco, Mark Dacascos, Nick Stahl, and Sean Bean.
Knights of the Zodiac was released in Japan on April 28, 2023, and in the United States on May 12. The film has received mostly negative reviews from critics and was a box-office bomb with a gross of $6.9 million.
Director– Tomasz Baginski
Writers– Josh Campbell, Matt Stuecken, Kiel Murray (based on original stories and characters from the manga ‘Saint Seiya’ by Masami Kurumada)
Production companies– Stage 6 Films, Toei Animation, Convergence Entertainment
Distribution companies– Sony Pictures Entertainment, Stage 6 Films
VFX Supervisor– Serkan Zelzele, Nishanth Shrinivasa
VFX Producers– Ketan Karekar, Sadia Memon
Knights of the Zodiac: VFX Breakdown by ReDefine