Classic Anime ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ to Get Live Action Treatment

- 11-27-12Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

Who loves anime? It’s an incredibly artful and versatile form of animation that encompasses drama, fantasy, sci-fi, and even pornography. But one of anime’s best is the 1988 movie Grave of the Fireflies, which is based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka, and it seems that someone in Hollywood has an eye on a remake.

The London-based production company Dresden Pictures has optioned the film for a live action adaptation. The story, which Roger Ebert once called “one of the most powerful war films ever made,” follows two children struggling to survive in war-torn Japan during the Second World War. The film builds up to the firebombing of the city of Kobe by American forces, which is rendered in all its horrible detail. The filmmakers dedication to historical accuracy and their vision helped put Studio Ghibli on the map.

So the question is, why would some British guys want to remake it? Well this is where film pursuit might slap a bitch, but there’s speculation that the setting of the film may be switched to England during the blitz. Naturally.

So any Grave of the Fireflies films out there? Who wants to give the first slap?

Source: Comic Book Movie

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gillesibub Gilles Baxter

    There was an NTV live-action version in 2005, and another version was released in 2008, although neither technically qualifies as a theatrical release. I’m watching the ’05 release right this very second. :-)

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