Hayao Miyazaki pauses retirement to direct one final Studio Ghibli film
Legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki has come out of retirement to direct one final film for Studio Ghibli, as per reports.
His upcoming project is confirmed to be the adaptation of the 1937 popular novel, "How Do You Live?" which will be the final film for the animator. The movie has been described as a fantasy on a grand scale.
The story of the novel concerns a 15-year-old boy in Tokyo, small for his age and fond of mischief, whose father has recently passed away. He gazes at the city and feels overwhelmed and starts to have an existential crisis. The English translation by Bruno Navasky was published in October.
Hayao Miyazaki co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985 with "Grave of the Fireflies" (1988) director Isao Takahata, "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" (1984) producers Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma, and his own son, Gorō Miyazaki. He retired from the company in 2013, after having directed 11 feature films in 34 years.
The film, "How Do You Live?" is currently in development.