January’s Newtype magazine will confirm that Summer Wars will be directed by The Girl Who Leapt Through Time‘s Mamoru Hosoda. This action entertainment story will revolve around a modern day family that embarks on a midsummer adventure at the request of a 90 year old woman.
With Madhouse as the animation studio there are high hopes for this film, which should be released in Summer 2009 in Japan, so expect 2011 release date in the UK if Leapt Through Time is anything to go by!
Satoko Okudera is writing the screen play, whilst Yoshiuki Sadamoto is desinging the characters, whith Youki Takeshige overseeing the art direction.
You can see the official preview site here.
Source: Anime News Network