Scarlett Johansson has admitted that she didn't handle the controversy which surrounded her brief casting in the biopic movie Rub & Tug very well.
‘Ghost In The Shell’ star Scarlett Johansson has already confirmed her interest in a making a sequel to the live action anime adaptation ahead of its release on Friday, 31 March. Johansson, who plays Major in the film, told Yahoo Movies that she’s up for a second installment as long as director Rupert Sanders was involved again. “I would do another if Rupert [Sanders, director] would do another one, yes,” the 32-year-old star told us, “I could only do it with him.
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.” In cinemas 30 March.
A live-action adaptation of the iconic manga comic (also filmed as a seminal 1988 anime) has been in Hollywood development hell for decades with many huge names including Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Evans, Keanu Reeves, and Christopher Nolan all linked with the project at various stages. 1982-1990 – Katsuhiro Otomo launches his original manga. Set in Neo-Tokyo, 2019 after the nuclear apocalypse, it tells the epic story of youngsters Kaneda, Tetsuo against the backdrop of gang violence, psychic kids and motorbike chases.
She’s a cyborg with a past – a family, even – but which side will Scarlett Johansson’s The Major end up on? Coming over like a cross between ‘Robocop’ and ‘Blade Runner’, the new ‘Ghost In The Shell’ trailer reveals more about this massively ambitious, anime-adapted sci-fi. Rebuilt after ‘an attack’, Johansson’s counter-cyberterrorist field commander is on the trail of a deadly enemy – played by ‘Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt. ...
On Sunday, February 5, the New England Patriots took on the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl LI. It’s something to do with American football we hear but – to be honest – we don’t really care for that here at Yahoo Movies. For us, the Superb Owl is all about the new movie trailers, or Big Game Spots as they’re now known.
Featuring Scarlett Johansson in an eye-catching tactical stealth suit, the 30 second ad for ‘Ghost In The Shell’ can be watched in full above. Here’s the official synopsis: Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, ‘GHOST IN THE SHELL’ follows Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. ‘Ghost In The Shell’ arrives in UK cinemas on 31 March.
2017 looks set to be a banner year for superhero cinema, so here are 10 of the biggest blockbusters based on comic book properties set to dominate over the year ahead.
Disney have undeniably had roaring success over the past six year after something of a creative slump. Studio Ghibli have arguably been at the forefront of the game for decades, with the Japanese studio producing jaw-dropping feature after jaw-dropping feature. Above: Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning triumph ‘Spirited Away’.
It may be one of the most publicised ‘whitewashing’ controversies in Hollywood, but it hasn’t stopped ‘Ghost in the Shell’ from generating a lot of buzz. The film’s star, Scarlett Johansson (who also plays Marvel’s Black Widow), introduces the first proper trailer for the anime adaptation, which looks stylish to say the least. The movie adaptation from Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 acclaimed anime was originally a manga that was serialised back in 1989.
For those unfamiliar with the ‘Ghost In The Shell’ franchise, the series is set in a futuristic world where technology is so advanced that cyborgs are commonplace and everyone’s brain is interconnected through the Internet. Fans nervous about Hollywood remaking the iconic 1995 anime should rest easy. Producer Ari Arad told us that when they first started getting the rights for the adaptation, the creators themselves suggested they blend multiple stories rather than focusing on one.
With the new teaser from the live-action remake of manga classic ‘Ghost In The Shell’, has come a first glimpse of its star Scarlett Johansson busting her ‘thermoptic’ suit. In an iconic scene from the original manga comic, The Major, the character being played by Johansson, conducts one assassination mission in the suit, which appears to see-through. The 14-second clip, the latest in a series of frustratingly brief snapshots, shows Johansson emerging from an inner city lake, having duffed up an assailant with a single lightening upper cut.
Matt Damon made an appearance at New York Comic-Con this week to promote his latest movie, ‘The Great Wall’, where the discussion about its whitewashing inevitably arose. The film, an epic action-adventure around the mysteries of The Great Wall of China, has been accused of whitewashing the story and elements of history by using Damon’s Caucasian character as the saviour.
Paramount has released five short teaser videos from ‘Ghost In The Shell’ giving us our first proper look at upcoming adaptation of the hit Manga franchise.
Scarlett Johansson has revealed the character she’s most enjoyed playing, and it’s probably no surprise that it’s one of Marvel’s finest. While attending an event in her name, quite literally as it was called Celebrate Scarlett – An Evening with Scarlett Johansson, the actress was asked the difficult question about her favourite ever role. As Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Johansson claimed to Michigan Avenue that no other came close.
It looks as though Rila Fukushima has just joined ‘Ghost in the Shell’. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Japanese fashion model and actress has just signed up for the ‘Ghost in the Shell’ remake, starring Scarlett Johansson. “Rila Fukushima has joined Scarlett Johansson in DreamWorks’ Ghost in the Shell,” they revealed.
While some fans are disappointed that a Japanese actress wasn't cast as the lead, many expected it in a Hollywood production, and others say it fits the themes of the original manga.
The first image from Scarlett Johansson’s new movie ‘Ghost In The Shell’ has been met with criticism online over complaints Hollywood has “whitewashed” another asian role in a blockbuster movie. ‘Agents of SHIELD’ star Ming-Na Wen joined a chorus of disapproving voices on Twitter after the image was released by Paramount yesterday, tweeting her frustration over the casting of a Western star in an inherently asian role. In the adaptation of the hugely popular Japanese manga property, Johansson plays The Major, a character based on Major Motoko Kusanagi, the lead character in the source comic and subsequent films.
Shooting has begun on the live action remake of ‘Ghost In The Shell’ and to celebrate Paramount Pictures has released the first look image from the film.
‘Ghost in the Shell’ has found its male lead. According to Variety, 33-year-old Pilou Asbæk has landed the coveted role opposite Scarlet Johansson in the upcoming live-action version of classic anime movie, ‘Ghost in the Shell’. “Pilou Asbæk is set to co-star with Scarlett Johansson in DreamWorks’ ‘Ghost in the Shell’,” they revealed.
Disney’s deal with DreamWorks is coming to an end, according to sources, with Steven Spielberg (one of its founders) set to become a more prominent part of Universal. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the distribution deal between Spielberg’s DreamWorks and the Walt Disney Company will see the ‘Jurassic Park’ director pocket tens of million of dollars from ‘Jurassic World’, as a hands-on executive producer, and will play a similar part for its sequel. It seems that a couple of future projects might now align themselves with different distributors rather than Disney, including the Emily Blunt-starring ‘The Girl on the Train’ and the highly anticipated ‘Ghost in the Shell’ live-action movie with Scarlett Johansson.