Walt Disney Pictures has plans to turn the Japanese book series, KIKIS DELIVERY SERVICE, into a live-action feature film, reports VARIETY. Oscar-winning animation director Hayao Miyazaki previously turned the series into an acclaimed anime film. Screenwriter Jeff Stockwell (THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS) will pen the script based on Eiko Kadano's books.
The story follows 13-year-old burgeoning witch Kiki who moves to the city with her talking cat Jiji where she becomes delivery person for a local bakery.
Scottish producer Susan Montford and partner Don Murphy secured the rights. The duo will produce the film with LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN exec producer, Mark Gordon. Buena Vista Motion Picture Group head Nina Jacobson and theatrical production exec Jason Reed will shepherd the film for the studio.