Marking the second time he’s come out of retirement, nearly 80-year-old filmmaker and famed perfectionist Hayao Miyazaki is understandably taking his time to complete his next movie “Kimitachi wa dô ikiru ka” (aka. How Do You Live?”).
The “Spirited Away” and “Castle in the Sky” helmer previously said late last year he wouldn’t make his original intended deadline of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and now Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki confirms that it will be “about three or four years” before the new film is completed.
The project has already been in production for two years, and Suzuki confirms to Anime News Network that the studio is doing things in the film it could not do before. This most likely includes 3D CG animation elements, something he only briefly used before in a few minutes of “Princess Mononoke” footage and in the more recent “Boro the Caterpillar” short.
Based on Genzaburo Yoshino’s 1937 novel, “How Do You Live?” is a fantasy adventure that centers around a 15-year-old boy named Koperu who moves into his uncle’s house after his father’s death and undergoes a journey of spiritual growth.