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Sky Crawlers' Oshii Plans 1 Anime, 2 Live-Action Films

posted on by Egan Loo
Ghost in the Shell helmer aims for 1 live-action film by fall, anime film in 2011

Mamoru Oshii, the writer and director known for The Ghost in the Shell films, the Patlabor franchise, and Avalon, has revealed his upcoming film plans at a Friday event to mark the DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of The Sky Crawlers war romance anime film in Tokyo. He has two live-action feature film plans on standby, which he projected will be released one after another as soon as this fall. He indicates that one of the projects will be aimed at film connoisseurs and will have a penny-pinching budget. The other live-action film project will be an action-adventure epic of "eroticism and violence." Oshii also just started work on a new anime film that, if feasible, he will open in the 2011 timeframe.

Kenji Kawai, Oshii's musical collaborator for the last two decades, also appeared at The Sky Crawlers event at the HMV music and video chain's Shibuya store in Tokyo. Oshii's most recent film opened in Tokyo last August, and Sony Pictures acquired the rights to distribute it in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand. The film already ran in Los Angeles for one week in December to qualify for consideration in the most recent Academy Awards.

Source: Sports Hochi


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