As a kid of 90’s origin, I’ve grown up with Japanese animation for quite some time. From the typical Toonami programming my childish brain lived on, to the cultural evolution it took when going into Miyazaki’s more mature titles, anime shaped me into one heck of a person. Though other titles were more influential to my personal story than others, part of that growth involved a title called Ghost in the Shell.
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Filled with controversy since the moment it was announced, the Dreamworks/Paramount Pictures co-produced movie, Ghost in the Shell, seems to be losing fans rather than gaining any. But with the release of the first ever footage from the March 2017 release – showing Scarlett Johansson as “The Major” in all her cyborg glory – these clips might cool your rage a bit rather than adding more fuel to the fandom fire.
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Ghost in the Shell is set to get a live action remake sometime soon. Today Scarlett
Johansson officially signed on to play the lead role. In recent years, her portrayals of Lucy and Black Widow cemented her action star status and acclaim from both critics and fans. It’s a well-deserved distinction, and I’m definitely one of those fans, but still I think in this instance she might have been the wrong casting choice.
Ghost in the Shell already has a rich history, starting as a manga series in the 80’s. Mamoru Oshii adapted it into two anime films in 1995 and 2004, not to mention several video game adaptations and a TV series on Animax. Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks acquired the film rights back in 2008. Since then, writers, producers, and potential cast members have flip-flopped frequently. At this moment, Rupert Sanders will direct a William Wheeler screenplay. Johansson replaced Margot Robbie for the lead role. Continue reading Ghost in the Shell Casting Confirmation →
Welcome to another edition of Simulcast Corner, where this time we’re gonna dive into some headlines. Some of you might have seen on your Facebook feeds recently a bit of interesting news: Scarlett Johansson is being considered for the lead in the Ghost in the Shell. Whether you like this news or not, this is sort of a really big deal in many ways. First off, yes, they’re going through with a live action American adaptation of GitS, which is crazy to think about. Second, they’re picking a property with a female lead, heck yes! And third, they’re going for a big name actress which means they’re willing to spend big time money on it.
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