First Trailer for Japan's Live-Action Remake of 'Kiki's Delivery Service'
Meet Kiki. So this technically isn't a remake, rather a re-adaptation of the children's novel that this story is originally from. However, most of us are familiar with Kiki's Delivery Service as one of the many great Studio Ghibli animated movies. This one was originally released in 1989, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and is a charming, cute film about a young witch and her cat. There's now a live-action version of Kiki's Delivery Service, starring Fuka Koshiba as Kiki (above) directed by The Grudge creator Takashi Shimizu, and the first Japanese trailer has just arrived. It's pretty much exactly what you're expecting - but still looks fun.
The story follows a young girl named Kiki (Fuka Koshiba) who must leave her home for a year to begin training in witchcraft. After saying goodbye to her friends and family Kiki leaves on her broom and begins her new life in the town of Koriko seaside with her trusted cat Jiji. Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便) is based on the children's fantasy novel by Eiko Kadono, first published in 1985. The story was adapted in 1989 into the animated Studio Ghibli movie of the same name. This version of Kiki's Delivery Service is directed by Japanese filmmaker Takashi Shimizu, of the Ju-on: The Grudge series, The Shock Labyrinth and 7500 previously. No US release is arranged yet, but the film is hitting theaters in Japan on March 1st next year.
We also added the excruciatingly charming poster for the live-action Kiki's Delivery Service directly above.