It was announced a while ago that the Netflix-exclusive anime Violet Evergarden had a brand new project in the works. It was revealed today that the new project was an anime film! As of now, the film is slated to open in Japan in January of 2020 so we still have quite a bit of time before we get a chance to see more Fullmetal Saber goodness. At this time, there is no indication if or when the Violet Evergarden movie will be screened in the U.S. or if it will be brought over Netflix.
Kyoto Animation is remaining on board to produce the film after they produced the television anime series that premiered earlier this year. A review of the television anime series can be found here at the following link: http://www.theouterhaven.net/2018/04/violet-evergarden-2/
MyAnimeList.net describes the story of Violet Evergarden as follows:
The Great War finally came to an end after four long years of conflict; fractured in two, the continent of Telesis slowly began to flourish once again. Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised for the sole purpose of decimating enemy lines. Hospitalized and maimed in a bloody skirmish during the War’s final leg, she was left with only words from the person she held dearest, but with no understanding of their meaning.
Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services after a falling out with her new intended guardian family. There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an “Auto Memory Doll,” amanuenses that transcribe people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper. Moved by the notion, Violet begins work as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on an adventure, one that will reshape the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.