As Martha previously reported, Studio Ghibli's adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin's Wizard of Earthsea (renamed, for some reason, Tales of Earthsea) is on the way. Studio Ghibli has been pimping the upcoming film on their website for a while now, while Earthsea fans waited anxiously to see if this version will be any better than the miniseries. According to IMDB, Le Guin wanted Hayao Miyazaki to direct it, but he was tied up directing Howl's Moving Castle. The new film ended up being directed by Hayao Miyazaki's son, Goro, and apparently dad didn't want his son directing it. There's familial support for you.

Catsuka has the trailer up (a downloadable Realplayer file), and it looks very, well, Studio Ghibli - not a bad thing, if you're a fan of Studio Ghibli's animation style, which I am (the elder Miyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away are two of my faves). Earthsea fans - what do you think? We can't really tell much about the story's adaptation from the trailer, but it looks very pretty, doesn't it?

[ via Kaiju Shakedown, who heard about it at Twitch ]