News Grave of the Fireflies to be Made as Live-Action Film
posted on 2007-08-21 20:51 EDT
Japan's PAL Entertainment Productions has confirmed that plans for a live-action film version of Akiyuki Nosaka's 1967 novella Grave of the Fireflies (the source of the 1988 Studio Ghibli
The movie was originally set to be directed by Kazuo Hiroki, but after his death from a stroke earlier this year, his assistant Taro Hyugaji took over. Filming will begin next month, and the film is tentatively scheduled for a Summer 2008 release. A made-for-television Grave of the Fireflies
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