We're thrilled to be able to share a clip from the brilliant animation that has been hailed as the "dawn of the Chinese animation industry".
Mamoru Oshii, director of 1995 version of manga story, says there's no requirement that actress playing The Major in live-action version be Asian
Scarlett Johansson will be a cyborg cop on the trail of a deadly hacker in futuristic Tokyo in this month’s Ghost in the Shell, a live-action remake of the 1995 animé classic (which itself was based on a beloved manga series). While early promos have featured some stunning sci-fi visuals and more than a bit of philosophizing about issues of identity and autonomy, perhaps its signature sight has become that of its leading lady in a skin-tight bodysuit. ...
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.
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.
Looks like a passion project of James Cameron is on its way to the big screen at last - but without James Cameron calling the shots. Robert Rodriguez is in negotiations with Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment to direct ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cameron has been intending to adapt Japanese manga comic ‘Battle Angel Alita’ for some time, at one point planning to make it his follow-up film to ‘Titanic,’ but of course opted to make ‘Avatar’ instead.