America's current favorite anime creator Hayao Miyazaki has picked up the old pen once again and started work on his next project in Tokyo. Although the project has yet to be named, it does have a targeted release date wayyy down the road in summer 2008.

Miyazaki, of course, brought us Howl's Moving Castle in 2004 and can also claim the Japanese box office record with his 2001 flick Spirited Away. If I started listing every famous and enjoyable work the talented guy has done I could easily fill up a paragraph or two -- the man is a one man force of nature when it comes to Japanese cinema, and nearly every project he touches is worth your time to watch. I have no idea what this new film will be, but I'm sure we can all promise ourselves it'll be well worth watching once it makes it to American shores.