Live action Kiki’s Delivery Service announced

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(From Den of Geek) 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, and Shimizu is reportedly keen to delve deeper into the source material than the Ghibli version.

As such, the film will use the first two novels of the series as the basis rather than the just the first.

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