A few months ago it was announced that Scarlett Johansson would be taking on the lead role in the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. There was a mixed reaction from fans, as some people thought the casting was great, while others were upset they cast a white girl in the role of a Japanese character.
While speaking with Collider, Johansson said, "It’s happening. It will be shooting the beginning of next year, so I think we start production January or February and it’s me and Rupert [Sanders], and that’s all I know."
This film has been in development for over six years, and at long last, it's finally happening. I'm a huge fan of the anime, so of course I'm curious to see how this live-action adaptation turns out. Hopefully Sanders has what it takes to properly bring this film to life. I think he'll get all the visuals right, but my concern is with the story and script.
The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.
Ghost in the Shell is currently slated to arrive in theaters on April 14th, 2017.
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