On August 13 Walt Disney Pictures will release Goro Miyazaki’s Tales from Earthsea, an adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel “A Wizard of Earthsea” centering on Ged (voiced by Timothy Dalton), who was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea. He was once called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. The film follows him on his path as he masters the mighty words of power, tames an ancient dragon, and crosses death’s threshold to restore the balance.
Along with Dalton, Mariska Hargitay, Willem Dafoe and Cheech Marin also provide voice work for the American version. The original Japanese release first hit theaters in Japan in July of 2006 and marks Goro Miyazaki’s feature directorial debut. As the son of acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo, Spirited Away) this is a film to certainly keep an eye on and certainly expect to be a contender for Oscar’s Best Animated Feature.
Today I’ve added ten brand new images as well as the poster for the film to the RopeofSilicon gallery right here. I included a look at the poster directly below, so give it a click to look at the complete gallery of images.