Studio Ghibli has revealed its next project to be Taketori Monogatari, aka The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter which is one of the oldest surviving Japanese folktales and a first for Studio Ghibli to adapt a folktale. Co-founder Isao Takahata will be directing the film his first in over a decade, asianmoviepulse reports.
The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter is about a little baby is found inside the stalk of a glowing plant by a bamboo cutter. He takes her home, and raises her with his wife as their own daughter, and they give her the name Kaguya-Hime (radiant-night princess). She grows into a beautiful adult woman, with many suitors, even the Emperor of Japan – and she rebuffs them all. Then, things become even more complicated as her true lineage becomes revealed, and her special relationship with the moon
More good news too as the articule also revealed Hayao Miyazaki is in discussions with studio staff to make two more feature-length films in the next 3 years.