Last year it was reported that animation house Studio Ghibli has reopened its doors as legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki came out of retirement once again for a new anime feature, titled How Do You Live?.
Initial reports suggested that Miyazaki was hoping to have the film completed and ready for release to coincide with the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
However, it appears that date may have been a little ambitious, as producer Toshio Suzuki has revealed to Anime News Network that the film is “about three or four years” away from release, and that Miyazaki has already been in production on the project for the past two years.
How Do You Live? is taken from the title of Genzaburō Yoshino’s 1937 book Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka, which follows a 15-year-old boy who moves in with his uncle following the death of his father, and embarks on a journey of spiritual growth.
The film will mark Miyazaki’s first feature since 2013’s The Wind Rises, although he did release the short film Boro the Caterpillar earlier this year.