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Studio Ghibli is now hosting a flash based trailer for Gedo Senki or Legend of Earthsea, their adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin's sci-fi classic here. The movie is directed by Goro Miyazaki, the son of renowned director Hayao Miyazaki.
Nausicaa.net has a translation of Miyazaki's production blog here.
The movie is target for a July release in Japan. Ghibli World recently translated from the production blog with the current status of the film:
Key animation: 1,201 cuts (97%)
Animation: 942 cuts (76%)
Background painting: 1,034 cuts (84%)
Other staff on the project include Tomohiko Ishii (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) as assistant director and Tamiya Terashima as musical composer (the 2005 remake of classic Glass Mask, Key the Metal Idol). Voice talents include Bunta Sugawara (Spirited Away's Kamaji) as Ged and film/tv actor Junichi Okada Prince Arren.