Hand-to-hand combat is one of the most exciting parts of a good action flick. And if you’re adapting a fantasy-action manga like Knights of the Zodiac, you better bring some impressive martial arts to the table. 

Wondering how these intense combat scenes go from page to screen? We’ve got an exclusive previsualization clip of The Octagon, the fighting ring from the film. Check it out below to see how some of the stunts and martial arts in The Octagon first came to life for Knights of the Zodiac.

Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:

Based on the international anime sensation, Knights of the Zodiac brings the Saint Seiya saga to the big screen in live-action for the first time. Seiya (Mackenyu), a headstrong street teen, spends his time fighting for cash while he searches for his abducted sister. When one of his fights unwittingly taps into mystical powers he never knew he had, Seiya finds himself thrust into a world of warring saints, ancient magical training and a reincarnated goddess who needs his protection. If he’s to survive, he will need to embrace his destiny and sacrifice everything to take his rightful place among the Knights of the Zodiac.

Knights of the Zodiac stars Mackenyu, who you can see doing some of his own stunts in the clip above. The cast also includes Famke Janssen, Madison Iseman, Diego Tinoco, Mark Dacascos, Nick Stahl, and Sean Bean. The film draws on the Saint Seiya manga by Masami Kurumada

Knights of the Zodiac premiered in theaters back in May, but you can grab a digital or DVD copy now.

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