Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki is embarking on a journey to make a film that we wouldn't normally see from him. The director is known for directing anime classic such as Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and more. His next film is going to be much different and sounds like it will have a much more serious tone.
Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki revealed the news in a recent interview saying that Miyazaki's next film is "not the sort of work that everyone in the audience can relax and watch." Miyazaki intends to make something realistic about the current state of Japan in the aftermath of the tsunami and nuclear crisis.
Miyazaki has strong feelings about Nuclear Power and has been very vocal about how much he doesn't like it. According to Twitch, "In March, he compared the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant crisis to the uncontrollable fire that humans received from the Greek deity Prometheus. Then in June, his Studio hung a banner on its rooftop stating 'Studio Ghibli Wants to Make Movies With Electricity That Isn't From Nuclear Power.'"
There's no word on what the movie will be about, but it's safe to assume that it will relate to how dangerous Nuclear Power is to humanity. As a fan of Miyazaki's work, I'm very interested to see what he does with this, because it won't be anything like the family-friendly animated films that he's made over the course of his great career.
What are your thought's on Miyazaki's next movie adventure?