Walt Disney Pictures has set a date for the live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, the famous and iconic Japanese cyberpunk sci-fi franchise created by Masamune Shirow. The film, directed by Rupert Sanders will be hacking the silver screen on 14 April 2017, one week after Guillermo de Toro’s mecha versus monster flick, Pacific Rim 2 hits the cinemas.
Rupert Sanders directed Snow White and the Huntsmen back in 2012, while Avi Arad and Steven Paul will be producers of the much awaited movie. William Wheeler (The Reluctant Fundamentalist) will be writing the script treatment for the film.
Recently Scarlett Johansson agreed to take the main role in the movie, but there’s no confirmation yet on the other cast members nor what the movie premise will be. It won’t be a surprise if the original Japanese flavour will be adapted and replaced with American sensibilities and tastes.
We can only hope that Hollywood will do it right.
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