Friday, June 16, 2006

Gedo no Senki

If you're a fan of Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea (I am) and the Studio Ghibli anime films (I am), you're probably excited by the upcoming "Gedo no Senki". Out next month, directed by Miyazaki Goro, son of the great Miyazaki Hayao.

The trailer is out on Google Video, and Le Guin's website has a synopsis. Le Guin says she hasn't seen the film and won't comment until she does, but that's such an exceedingly cautious and neutral comment that it makes me wonder if she has doubts.

The official web page requires Flash, and fails to detect that I have it installed for some reason.


At 4:09 PM, Blogger -rkb- said...

She may be gun shy after the treatment she got from the SciFI channel. They bought the rights to (I think) all of Earthsea, and did a remarkably horrible job of it. They even got stupid things wrong like naming the main character Ged, with a true name of Sparrowhawk (which is exactly backwards from the story and had no motivation for the change).

There was a vehement screed from her at her website around the time it was released.


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