The official site for the Fullmetal Alchemist movie, subtitled “The Sacred Star of Milos”, recently added a minute long trailer. The movie is intended to tie-in with Brotherhood (i.e. the manga’s story) but as a side story before the actual conclusion. It’s directed by Murata Kazuya (assistant director of CODE GEASS) and the script is by Shinpo Yuuichi (author of the novel Whiteout). L’arc~en~Ciel is performing the theme song, whereas BONES is back for the animation production and seems to going with a very subtle change in style.
On the onset of the story, a man named Melvin Voyager is nearing the end of his prison term in Central, the capital city of Amestris. However, upon reading a newspaper article, Melvin suddenly breaks out of prison. Taking interest in the powerful alchemy he used to do so, Edward (Paku Romi) and Alphonse (Kugimiya Rie) chase after Melvin towards the the neighbouring country of Creta, along the western border of Amestris. Near the border, the Elric brothers find themselves in Table City, a hidden town surrounded by mountains that was once known as Milos. There, they meet a girl named Julia Chricton (Sakamoto Maaya) and start uncovering Milos’ blood-smeared history.
Other characters set to make appearances include Winry Rockbell (Takamoto Megumi), Roy Mustang (Miki Shinichirou), Riza Hawkeye (Orikasa Fumiko), and Alex Louis Armstrong (Utsumi Kenji). The movie is slated to premiere in theaters on July 2nd.
* Warning: The official site is Flash-heavy and spasm-inducing with its loading pages.
Update: Added more details on the story.