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16-year-old figure skater Koshiba Fuka has scored the lead role in the live-action version of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1989 animated feature Kiki’s Delivery Service".
Takashi Shimizu is confirmed to be helming the project, based on a novel by Eiko Kadono, about a young broom-riding witch who spends a year trying to make it on her own by working as an air courier. [Source: Twitchfilm]
The Habit of Beauty
Set in the wake of the 2011 London Riots, Clarke plays a successful gallery owner who, along with his wayward godson and an ex-lover, fly to Florence to find a missing photographer with a link to them all. [Source: Screen Daily]
- Garth Franklin
In adaptation-related news this week, we learned that director Takashi Shimizu will be at the helm for a live-action feature of Kiki's Delivery Service and that J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot was bidding on the TV rights to Stephen King's time-traveling alt-history tome, 11/22/63. Today's installment of Hollywood! Adapt This features another revisionist history that isn't contained in just one volume, but rather spread out over twenty-some issues. This sci-fi superhero anthology series dates back to 1987 and continues still today with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin acting as contributor and editor. What's it all about? Hit the jump to find out. Hollywood! Adapt this: Wild Cards. What It's About: Starting in 1987, Wild Cards is a twenty-one volume (soon to be twenty-two) anthology that takes place mainly in an alternative-history New York City where an experimental virus has killed, deformed or granted superpowers to those exposed. In 1946, the alien »
- Dave Trumbore
Studio Ghibli has debuted its first live-action short.
The film features a giant monster attacking the Japanese capital and serves as a prequel to Ghibli classic Nausicaä.
Narrated by a young woman, a strange glowing phenomenon heralds the arrival of the alien creature which dwarfs the city.
Ghibli director and co-founder Hayao Miyazaki provided the design for the short's monster.
This is the first time the company has been involved with a live-action project.
Grudge director Shimizu Takashi was announced this week to be working on a live-action version of Kiki's Delivery Service, which has also been adapted by Ghibli. The studio is not involved in the new project. »
Another day, another remake. This time they're re-adapting one of Hayao Miyazaki's original classics, the 1989 film Kiki's Delivery Service. There's been rumblings of a live-action version of Kiki for a while, but Twitch has recently confirmed that director Takashi Shimizu is signed on to helm the live-action project. It's originally based on the novel by Kadono Eiko, which is where they'll be drawing from for this new take. While many have denied the film's existence, Japanese sports news sites are confirming details because 16-year-old figure skater Koshiba Fuka has been cast in the lead role as Kiki. This sounds like it will be fun. Kiki's Delivery Service is about a young witch named Kiki (to be played by young actress Koshiba Fuka), on her mandatory year of independent life, who starts a delivery service for a bakery in the town of Koriko. Twitch says that, despite the rumors, "the live action version is coming, »
- Alex Billington
A couple of weeks ago there was a rumor from Twitch that a live-action version of Kiki's Delivery Service was being planned with director Shimizu Takashi (Ju-on: The Curse, The Grudge) helming the film. Today Twitch has learned that the rumor is indeed true. In fact they already have someone cast for the lead: sixteen-year old figure skater Koshiba Fuka. Most people know of Kiki's Deliver Service because of the animated film by Hayao Miyazaki, but it was based off of a novel by Eiko Kadano »
- Jesse Giroux
The live action Kiki's Delivery Service adaptation will be directed by Shimizu Takashi.
The Grudge and Ju-On director has signed on for the adaptation of Kadono Eiko's novel, reports Twitch.
16-year-old figure skater Koshiba Fuka has been cast in the lead role.
Kiki's Delivery Service centres around the titular witch, who moves to a large city.
After struggling to find a purpose for herself, she discovers a talent for helping people with express deliveries.
Shimizu's adaptation is expected to incorporate elements of the novel's sequel for a more complete story than the animated adaptation. »
News Glen Chapman 25 Apr 2013 - 07:08
Shimizu Takashi, director of The Grudge, is planning a live action adaptation of Kiki's Delivery Service
Now, this is certainly an interesting one. Shimizu Takashi, director of The Grudge and Ju-On, is reportedly set to direct a live action adaptation of Kiki's Delivery Service. Perhaps best known as a film by Studio Ghibli, the original source is a novel by Kadono Eiko which has also inspired a musical stage adaptation as well as a manga series.
Given the previous adaptations, a live action movie shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. But when the project was initially suggested, rumours were dismissed, particularly when Studio Ghibli distanced itself from the film. However, given that Ghibli doesn't own the property, it doesn't appear to have any say as to what is done with it.
Sixteen-year old figure skater Koshiba Fukuoka has been cast as the lead, »
Back on April 9th Twitch broke word of an impending live action adaptation of Kiki's Delivery Service to be helmed by The Grudge and Ju-On helmer Shimizu Takashi. The novel by Kadono Eiko has proven versatile source material, triggering a stage musical and manga series in addition to the famed Miyazaki-helmed Studio Ghibli animated feature so news of a new version should not have come entirely as a surprise. And yet the news was met by skepticism, perhaps because of the choice of director, perhaps because we ourselves ran it labeled as a rumor given that we could only verify through one source and many seized on a statement from Studio Ghibli saying, "We have nothing to do with it" as a denial that it...
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The story follows a young witch who leaves her family and travels to the big city on a mandatory year away from home to prove her independence.
She ends up using her magical powers to support herself by operating a broomstick powered courier service. The film was based on Kaidono Eiko's novel which has since spawned both manga and a stage musical.
The report also says that "The Grudge" director Shimizu Takashi has come on board to direct the big budget project. The work itself, though loved by kids, is one of "Spirited Away" and "My Neighbor Totoro" director Miyazaki's least lauded films.
Source: Twitch »
- Garth Franklin
Before we get started, note that this is a pretty hefty rumor. Unfortunately Twitch.com could not get a secure confirmation on this story. The site recently caught wind of an interesting idea that may come to fruition: Shimizu Takashi (The Grudge, Ju-on) will direct a big budget, live-action version of Kiki's Delivery Service. Yeah... The Studio Ghibli animated film from 1998 centers on, "A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community »
- Niki Stephens
Okay, before you have a heart attack, note this is a rumor, and frankly it smells like an April Fools Day joke that's still kicking around (and don't think it's not possible -- Clint Eastwood directing a Stompin' Tom Connors biopic made Canadian newspapers yesterday). But the folks at Twitch usually know what's going on, and wouldn't throw this out there unless they thought it might have some veracity to it so, here we are: Hayao Miyazaki's beloved "Kiki's Delivery Service" might be getting a remake. The story is, apparently, "Kiki's Delivery Service" is getting a big budget, live action remake with none other than Takashi Shimizu -- the guy behind at least five different "The Grudge" movies" -- directing. Of course, there are all kinds of red flags, starting with Studio Ghibli even agreeing to such a thing. And then there's the choice of Shimizu, who usually toils in horror/genre fare, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Before saying this out loud allow me to first point out that, at this point, the following is best considered a rumor and we have not been able to confirm it to the level we normally strive for. That said, the source is pretty compelling and the story itself is just so damn odd and unexpected that I can't imagine someone making it up if there wasn't something to it. And so ...Twitch has been told that Ju-On and The Grudge director Shimizu Takashi - more or less the last man standing in the J-horror wave - has come on board to direct a big budget, live action adaptation of Studio Ghibli's popular children's fantasy animation Kiki's Delivery Service. Shimizu certainly knows a thing or...
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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a fantasy Jrpg developed by Level 5 in conjunction with famed animation company Studio Ghibli. Originally released in 2010 on the Nintendo DS, the game has been redeveloped for the Playstation 3 with western localisation, and is due to be released in the Us on January 22nd, and in Europe on February 1st.
The game follows the adventure of Oliver, a thirteen-year-old boy from the fictional town of Motorville. After a tragic accident which sees the death of his mother, Oliver's beloved doll, Mr Drippy - the self-proclaimed "Lord High Lord of the Fairies" - is brought to life and shares with him the possibility of saving his mother by becoming a masterful wizard and defeating the Dark Djinn Shadar, in the magical parallel world of 'Ni no Kuni'.
The introduction sees you exploring the quiet suburban setting of Oliver's home town, complete with »
Continuing our daily countdown, here is part three out of 30 in our list of the 300 Greatest Films Ever Made. These are numbers 280-271.
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14 items from 2013
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