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Sep. 28th, 2005

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Cross posted from leguin. Thanks to aethyric and sebastian6 for pointing this news out to me.

9-20-05 (4:12AM EST)---- Gedo Senki To Be Ghibli And Miyazaki's Next?
According to a blog entry of an anonymous editor working for a publisher in Tokyo, the next film animation work to be tackled by Studio Ghibli will be based on the Earthsea series of novels by American fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin. Specifically, the book Gedo Senki (Japanese Title). Hayao Miyazaki will reportedly direct. The editor learned of this news when a film rights option was being sought by the book's Japanese publisher Iwanami Shoten. The America-based Sci-Fi Channel adapted Le Guin's Earthsea series to TV in 2004 in it's "Legend of Earthsea" miniseries. The author has expressed her disapproval of the faithfulness to the original works of the above TV version. Miyazaki has in the past admitted being an admirer of Le Guin's writings.


This would be the most amazing thing of all time. Miyazaki would do it RIGHT and we could forget that SciFi nonsense ever even happened.

In other geeky goodness, check out this Time interview of Joss Whedon and Neil Gaiman simultaneously that grammarwoman pointed out.

Current Mood: excitedexcited

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From:samwize
Date:September 28th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
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Am I the only person in the world who utterly abhors Miyazaki?
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From:aethyric
Date:September 28th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
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yes, you are! ;p
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From:the_sween
Date:September 28th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Ooo, let's hope that Hayao Miyazaki will indeed direct it. He has previously said that Howl's Moving Castle would be his last film. I have no idea where I remember hearing that though, so I might just be spouting BS.
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From:impishoptimist
Date:September 29th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC)
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Indeed. I don't remember hearing that.

Here's an interview with Miyazaki, though.
http://film.guardian.co.uk/interview/interviewpages/0,6737,1569689,00.html
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From:folktraveler
Date:September 28th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the Time interview link.

There's an other interview in the current issue of Boston's weekly dig.

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From:poppins17
Date:September 29th, 2005 01:36 am (UTC)
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NG: For me, it's always that Mary Poppins thing. I'll do it until the wind changes

Joss Whedon.... AND Neil Gaiman QUOTING Mary Poppins?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

*Mind fuck*
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