Monday, June 3, 2013
New Kiki Live Action Film
So apparently, I did fall on my head and suffer some sort of delirium, because this is the first time that I've heard about a new Kiki film, and what with all the stuff that I encounter on a daily basis, this is some of the best news I've heard in days.
So from what I gather, there is a new film, and it's going to be starring 16-year-old Fūka Koshiba, as the title character.
Now despite the fact that is a film based on what we think is first and foremost a Ghibli film, is actually not. This film is based on the first two volumes of the novel series, while the Ghibli version was based on just the first volume, and so far as we know, there is no connection between the live action film, and Studio Ghibli.
So I guess we can just call this a stand alone film, based on the books; not an actual adaptation of the anime. Which may help the hard-core Kiki fans swallow their pill a little easer, since this is not stepping on the toes of the great Ghibli house.
We can expect to see this film in theaters, next Spring.