's Gedo Senki
(Tales of Earthsea) may not see a US release until at least 2009, according to Earthsea author Ursula K. Le Guin
. “Mr. Miyazaki's movie won't be shown as long as the Sci Fi Channel
people sit on their rights, which they have until '09, unless they decide to stop being a dog in the manger,” she tells
the New York Times.
The Sci Fi Channel
aired a live action Tales of Earthsea series in 2004. According to the article, representatives from the Sci Fi Channel
did not respond to calls seeking a comment.Gedo Senki
was Japan's highest grossing film this summer, bringing in more than $60 million in the box office.