According to Anime!Anime!, director Hosoda Mamoru
disclosed at Animation Asia Conference that he accepted an offer of the director of Haruhi Suzumiya movie
. But the producers didn't let him direct it in the end.
He also said his next movie has already been under way. The script writer is Okudera Satoko ("Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
", "Summer Wars
") and Hosoda wants to assign the character design to Sadamoto Yoshiyuki