Hayao Miyazaki’s “How Do You Live?” to be Studio Ghibli’s 1st IMAX film
Hayao Miyazaki’s final film, “How Do You Live?” will be Studio Ghibli’s first IMAX release, according to Anime News Network. The film will also screen in Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema, and DTS:X when it arrives in Japan on July 14th.
Past Studio Ghibli films did not receive the IMAX treatment during their original theatrical runs, making this a must-see movie event. However, the film doesn’t have an international release date yet, and it’s unclear if a North American distributor could secure IMAX screens for “How Do You Live?” when and if it arrives outside of Japan.
The availability of IMAX screens has been a contentious issue in Hollywood recently, with Tom Cruise reportedly calling some theatres to convince them to screen “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” instead of Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer”.
Details on “How Do You Live?” are sparse, and Studio Ghibli has not released a trailer or bought any TV spots for the film. The film is an original work but is named after the 1937 novel of the same title by Genzaburo Yoshino, and Miyazaki has said the book plays an influential role in the life of his film’s protagonist.