Via ANN, Hiroyuki Okiura of Jin-roh fame will be getting back into the directors chair as it's been announced that Momo e no Tegami (A Letter to Momo) is now set for theatrical release in 2012. Okiura has apparently spent some seven years on this project with just about all phases of it. He's being joined by something of an all star creative crew as well with Masasahi Ando, Toshiyuki Inoe, Ei Inoue, Takeshi Honda and more coming on board in various capacities.
Story concept: "Dear Momo" — that was all that was written on a letter left behind by Momo's late father. Momo and her mother have just moved from Tokyo to the countryside of Japan's Inland Sea. On an island lies a wondrous town surrounded on all sides by quaint homes and nature's landscape. Even as Momo starts a new life, she wonders, "Father, what did you really wanted to write in your letter…?" One day, she discovers an ancient book in the attic, and from that day forward, strange happenings occur all around Momo.