Grave of the Fireflies to Have a Live-Action Adaptation by a UK Studio of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka) is mostly popular in the anime circles as an animated picture by Studio Ghibli and  director Isao Takahata (1988). The story is, however, an adaptation of the semi-autobiographic novel by Akiyuki Nosaka, which depicts the various endeavors that a young boy and his even younger sister go through during World War Two.

The British studio Dresden Pictures has acquired the rights over a live-action adaptation of the story. The British studio’s directors Liam Garvo and James Heath are planning to begin shooting in 2014. This will be the second such adaptation of the novel after NTV’s production, directed by Toya Sato, which came out in 2005 as then the world marked 60 years after the war. It is a heavy story with a gentle touch.

The only prokect of theirs that is currently on IMDB is entitled “Devil May Care” and is a 15-minute long short sci-fi thriller with Louise Dylan. As a whole, the production studio takes mainly on science fiction projects and short ones at that. You can check out their website here.

Source: Screen Daily

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Another movie about WWII? Just what we needed…


I know what you mean…


The really good news is that it won’t be a Japanese live action. :P


Where did they get the money for this?!


Would they be able to pull it off?