Three years ago, animation genius and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement with “The Wind Rises” to serve as his final film.
Shortly after it was also announced that his Studio Ghibli company would no longer going to be putting new movies into production with “When Marnie Was There” serving as their final release.
Miyazaki though likes to keep busy. Last year it was revealed he was working on the short film “Boro The Caterpillar” for the Ghibli Museum and had an idea for another film in mind.
This week, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki has confirmed that Miyazaki was working on a new film with a report saying the man is putting all his efforts into making the feature right now with the plan currently to have it in cinemas in time for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.
In related news, the first trailer is out for “Mary and the Witch’s Flower,” the new film from Studio Ponoc which was created by director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (“The Secret World Of Arrietty”), producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”), and several former employees of Studio Ghibli following their exit from that company.