News Ghibli Denies Live-Action Kiki's Delivery Service Rumor
posted on 2013-04-12 23:01 EDT by Joanne Mertz
Studio Ghibli denied a report by movie information site Twitch on Tuesday that Ghibli's anime classic Kiki's Delivery Service would be turned into a live-action movie helmed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu.
Although Twitch disclaimed its own report as a possible rumor, Studio Ghibli specifically responded, "We have nothing to do with it." On the other hand, Fukuinkan Shoten, the original publisher of Eiko Kadano's Majo no Takkyūbin novel that inspired the animated movie, commented, "We cannot answer that." Fukuinkan noted that there were plans for a Hollywood live-action film based on the original book many years ago, but divulged that "it did not become a reality."