UPDATE: The amazing first FULL Trailer is here with an introduction from the ‘Major’ herself SCARLETT JOHANSSON!
From the looks of this, they are definitely staying very faithful with the overall feel of the original Anime. For those questioning the casting of Johansson due to her not being “Asian”, I think she just may prove all the doubters wrong.
GHOST IN THE SHELL is set to hit theaters on March 31st, 2017.
UPDATE: Go behind-the-scene with the creator of ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Mamoru Oshii!
Look out for the FULL Trailer coming soon.
UPDATE: Latest images featuring SCARLETT JOHANSSON!
UPDATE: Best known for her role as ‘Yukio’ in ‘The Wolverine’, RILA FUKUSHIMA have officially joined the cast!
Not much is known about her role at the moment, so stay tuned for details.
SOURCE: Asian Movie Pulse
UPDATE: Legendary Japanese actor BEAT TAKESHI (Battle Royale, Zatoichi) have joined the cast!
Takeshi is set to play Public Security Section 9 founder and chief Daisuke Aramaki. Regarding why he decided to take on the role, he stated:
“It’s not that I’m a fan of anime or manga. I decided to take the role because even though this stylish piece of entertainment is totally different from the films I’ve directed, I thought it was interesting that Aramaki, the role I play, is a character who gives off a peculiar vibe and, in various episodes, is set at the core of the characters’ relationships. I’m looking forward to see how the movie turns out.”
UPDATE: DISNEY will no longer distribute GHOST IN THE SHELL and PARAMOUNT have stepped in. The reason for the change is unknown. However, this will not effect its release date for MARCH 31st, 2017.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON stars alongside SAM RILEY (Maleficent) and PILOU ASBAEK (Lucy) with RUPERT SANDERS at the helm.
UPDATE: Set to star SCARLETT JOHANSSON in the lead role, the live-action GHOST IN THE SHELL film have found a writer in JONATHAN HERMAN (Straight Outta Compton).
Produced by ARI ARAD, AVI ARAD (Iron Man, Spider-Man 2) and STEVEN PAUL, the film is set to be release on March 31st, 2017.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
UPDATE: Looks like DREAMWORKS is going for bigger star power as they have offered the lead role for GHOST IN THE SHELL to SCARLETT JOHANSSON (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)!
Johansson have proven that she is definitely a box office draw (NOT ONLY with Marvel films) with the surprise hit LUCY, which went on to gross over $100 million at the box office.
MARGOT ROBBIE (Wolf Of Wall Street) was previously up for the role, but she is no longer in the runnings and have set her attention towards DC Comic’s live action adaptation of SUICIDE SQUAD directed by DAVID AYERS (Sabotage).
GHOST IN THE SHELL will be directed by RUPERT SANDERS (Snow White And The Huntsman) and produced by AVID ARAD (Iron Man).
Johansson will next be seen reprising her role as ‘Black Widow’ in next summer’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON!
One of the most well known sci-fi Anime classic, GHOST IN THE SHELL, is being made into a live-action Hollywood film and a star may have been found!
Best known for her role opposite Leonardo Dicaprio in ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’, the sexy MARGOT ROBBIE is in talks to headline this live-action adaptation. For those unfamiliar with the Anime, it tells the story of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.
The film is being directed by RUPERT SANDERS (Snow White And The Huntsman) and produced by Marvel film veteran AVI ARAD (Spiderman, X-Men, Iron Man).
Robbie can next be seen co-starring with WILL SMITH in next year’s FOCUS.