A new trailer has been released for The Wind Rises, the upcoming animated feature from living legend Hayao Miyazaki, director of movies like My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, which he was nominated for an Oscar for, and Spirited Away, which he won an Oscar for.
The movie is said to be Miyazaki’s last (though he has said that before), following the life of a man who always dreamed of designing and building airplanes.
You can check out the trailer and read a description of The Wind Rises below.
In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Writer and director Hayao Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in this epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
The Wind Rises has already been released in Japan back in July, going on to score $100 million at the box office, and will hit limited theaters here in the States on February 21, 2014, with an expanded release set for February 28, 2014.