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Is a live-action version of Kiki's Delivery Service on its way?

Apr. 9, 2013by:
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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 difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service." The story was based on the children's book from Japanese author Eiko Kadono. The animated film was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki (SPIRITED AWAY, PRINCESS MONONOKE). Kirsten Dunst did the voice of Kiki with the late and great Phil Hartman voicing Jiji the cat.

I find the choice of Takashi to be an intriguing one to say the least. I don't doubt that a live-action version of KIKI's is in the pipeline. The story is great, and the animated film was one of my favorites. For now, I'm on the fence about this especially since it is a rumor.

Source: Twitch

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9:15PM on 04/09/2013

In theory, I don't have an issue with Kiki being adapted into a live action film

Kiki's Delivery Service was the movie that introduced me to Studio Ghibli, and as such, holds a very special place in my heart. However, Niki's right, its an awesome story and would be pretty cool to see adapted as live action. However, the deciding factor here is who they choose as the director and screenwriter. Takashi's an interesting choice, but not one that I would feel entirely satisfied with.
Kiki's Delivery Service was the movie that introduced me to Studio Ghibli, and as such, holds a very special place in my heart. However, Niki's right, its an awesome story and would be pretty cool to see adapted as live action. However, the deciding factor here is who they choose as the director and screenwriter. Takashi's an interesting choice, but not one that I would feel entirely satisfied with.
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2:42AM on 04/10/2013
I like Kiki's, but I would much rather see a live action Totoro or Laputa.
I like Kiki's, but I would much rather see a live action Totoro or Laputa.
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4:10AM on 04/10/2013
I think every Hayao miyazaki film deserves live-action adaptation.he makes the best fairy tale,fantasy films.his movies are filled with rich story and wonderful visuals.with the technology and CGI that are available today,they can be made with more beautiful visuals
I think every Hayao miyazaki film deserves live-action adaptation.he makes the best fairy tale,fantasy films.his movies are filled with rich story and wonderful visuals.with the technology and CGI that are available today,they can be made with more beautiful visuals
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