Headline says it all really…the first footage from the new Ghibli movie have been shown on Japanese TV and thus are now all over the Grid.
Still no news on a US or European release date…
Apparently, after he’s finished this, Miyazaki‘s next movie is going to be about sumo wrestling mice. Which doesn’t sound mind-blowing, but this is a Ghibli film we’re talking about….not Kung Fu Panda…
Today is a tragic day for movie and science fiction fans.
Last night special FX legend Stan Winston, best known for his work on movie franchises such as Terminator, Aliens and Jurassic Park, died. While those franchises might have flagged creatively, Winston never did, always maintaining a truly unique eye for industrial design and an artist’s precognitive gaze into the future. His work on the Marines’ equipment and weapons in James Cameron’s Aliens was a personal favourite of mine, his designs somehow forward-echoing the images we see every night of US troops on duty in Iraq. Read the full story >>
Actually, there’s nothing funny about this. Nothing at all.
Miyagi Prefectural Police officials in northeastern Japan have announced on Monday that they discovered a man dead in his apartment underneath several hundred manga volumes and magazines. They are investigating the cause of death and whether the 37-year-old male company employee is another casualty of last week’s earthquake in Miyagi.
This one slipped past me apparently. Ether that or Production IG have been keeping it very, very tightly under wraps.
Either way, apparently July 12 will see a Japanese theatrical release of Ghost in the Shell 2.0; a new special edition of the 1995 classic featuring some re-done CGI visual effects and a whole new, remastered 6.1 soundtrack. Anime News Network has all the precise details, and the one thing that worried me most is in that list of names there is no mention of the film’s original director Mamoru Oshii. Presumably he’s been far too busy with Sky Crawlers – which this release seems to be aimed at promoting – to have got involved himself. Read the full story >>