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Posted by Taalcon (Member # 839) on :
From Anime News Service

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.
Posted by Noemon (Member # 1115) on :
I could see this being a very good thing.

Miyazaki has in the past admitted being an admirer of Le Guin's writings. a very strange choice of words, I have to say. Is there some shame in being a fan of Le Guin's work?
Posted by The Pixiest (Member # 1863) on :
I believe it has bad implications in Japan. Sort of like being a geek here only much much more so.

But then, I've never been to Japan so this is just what I've heard.
Posted by Ela (Member # 1365) on :
Very interesting.
Posted by aspectre (Member # 2222) on :
You may be reading too much into the reporter's wording. eg I admit to liking chocolate, coffee, Miyazaki, etc..
Posted by no. 6 (Member # 7753) on :
Myazaki and Le Guin?

*Makes room next to Princess Mononuke*
Posted by Kwea (Member # 2199) on :
I would be really interested in that, if it ever happens.
Posted by Shanna (Member # 7900) on :
Is anything he creates bad?! I couldn't force myself to watch the miniseries, but I'll be waiting anxiously for his interpretation.

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