Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki Nixes Live-Action Nausicaä Rumors

"The only person who doesn't want to do it is Hayao Miyazaki..."

Princess Nausicaä along with her fox-squirrel companion Teto soar above the Valley of the Wind on Nausicaä's glider in a promotional image for the 1942 film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

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According to Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, who appeared on a April 25th broadcast of Fuji TV's Bokura no Jidai talk show program, there are currently no plans to create a live-action adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki's 1984 film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, despite the interest expressed by several high profile directors.

 

Princess Nausicaä collects a spore sample from a flowering fungus in the Toxic Forest in a scene from the 1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind theatrical anime film.

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On the program, Suzuki appeared alongside actor Hidetaka Yoshioka and singer / songwriter Aimyon. Yoshioka, a longtime fan of Studio Ghibli, mentioned that he'd heard that director Takashi Yamazaki (Always: Sunset on Third Street) had expressed an interest in adapting Nausicaä into a live-action film.

 

Princess Nausicaä and her fox-squirrel companion Teto share a look of concern in a scene from the 1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind theatrical film.

Image via GKIDS

 

Suzuki confirmed that he'd been in contact with Yamazaki, but that Suzuki had turned Yamazaki down, and that he'd also had to say no to Shin Gojira director Hideaki Anno. When Aimyon commented that "everyone" wants a live-action version of Nausicaä, Suzuki responded with a wry smile that "The only person who doesn't want to do it is Hayao Miyazaki..."

 

Source: Entertainment RDD via Otakomu

 

Copyright notice: © 1984 Studio Ghibli - H

 

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Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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