The first trailer for director Takashi Shimizu’s live-action adaptation of the Japanese children’s novel Kiki’s Delivery Service is here and I have to say that I am a bit underwhelmed. Granted, Hayao Miyazaki’s animated is an outright classic, so Shimizu has a tough bar to clear and while this is just our first glimpse I am not sure that he is clearing it. We’ll find out for sure though when the film opens in Japan on March 1 2014. No word yet as to a US distribution deal.
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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.