It was just announced that Kiki’s Delivery Service will be turned into a live-action movie. In the Ghibli animation, Miyazaki Hayao only focused the plot on the first book. Eiko Kadano, author of Kiki’s Delivery Service, has published 6 novels in total. It is rumored for the movie to become a series.
The director will be Takashi Shimizu, he is the director for horror movies series The Grudge. There were 500 girls who auditioned for the role of Kiki and it went to 15 year old actress Fuuka Kobayashi. They will start shooting from end of May.
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