During a press conference at the Venice Film Festival yesterday, Studio Ghibli announced that acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki will "retire from the production of feature-length films." However, the announcement doesn't rule out the possibility of the filmmaker directing short films for the studio.
His final movie, The Wind Rises, has been playing in Japanese theaters since mid-July, but it doesn't have a U.S. release date set. The animated film is based on the life of Jiro Horikoshi, who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. It is currently playing in competition at the Venice Film Festival, which runs through September 10.Read More
During an interview at Cut Magazine translated by Nausicaa.net, director Hayao Miyazaki discusses that he has conceived a sequel to his sixth film, Porco Rosso, which centered on an ace fighter pilot who has been cursed to live with the face of a pig.
No production date has been set.Read More