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Emily Blunt Is Featured In New Poster And Trailer For The Girl On The Train

18 July 2016 4:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl On The Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).

The new trailer and poster for the upcoming film has debuted. Check out the latest preview below.

In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson.

Wilson wrote and produced on the first season of HBO’s Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger series, »

- Michelle McCue

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Scarlett Johansson featured in new Ghost in the Shell behind-the-scenes image

10 July 2016 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Production I.G. has shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, which sees director Rupert Sanders and star Scarlett Johansson joined by Mamoru Oshii (director of the original anime), Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, a.k.a. Tricky, Kenji Kamiyama (director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and composer Kenji Kawai

See Also: Ghost in the Shell producer addresses Scarlett Johansson casting controversy

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Ghost in the Shell is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading »

- Gary Collinson

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Ghost in the Shell Set Photo Shows Scarlett Johansson in Costume

6 July 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April, fans got their first look at Scarlett Johansson on the set of Ghost in the Shell, as production began in New Zealand. The image raised quite a bit of controversy, with fans calling out the production for casting Scarlett Johansson as Kusanagi, a character portrayed in the original manga as a Japanese woman. While the controversy has died down somewhat in the months that followed, production still continues, and today we have a new look at the actress in costume, along with director Rupert Sanders.

The photo comes from Production I.G's Twitter, which features the actress and director alongside Mamoru Oshii, Kenji Jamiyama, and Kenji Kawaii. Production I.G. is the production company behind several of the previous Ghost in the Shell adaptations, with Mamoru Oshii directing the animated adaptations Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence and Ghost in the Shell 2.0, all of »

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New "Dark Tower," "Ghost in the Shell" Set Pics

6 July 2016 9:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A pair of behind-the-scenes photos have popped up on social media accounts in the past week for several major films in production. The first is a shot of director Ron Howard, actor Idris Elba and director Nikolaj Arcel taking a break between filming scenes in New York City on the film adaptation of Stephen King's fantasy novel saga "The Dark Tower".

The second is a shot of Scarlett Johansson along with director Rupert Sanders, musician Tricky, original anime director Mamoru Oshii, and 'Stand Alone Complex' series director Kenji Kamiyama together on the set of the live-action "Ghost in the Shell" remake. The project, based on the classic anime, has been shooting in New Zealand for sometime now.

I joined @idriselba & director Nikolaj Arcel in #NYC for #DarkTowerMovie production Dream Team 4 a Dream Project pic.twitter.com/X3REnQDf7b

Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 2, 2016

Thanks to the Gits cast&crew for having M. »

- Garth Franklin

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New Bts Shot Of Scarlett Johansson On Ghost In The Shell Set

5 July 2016 8:09 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With Ghost in the Shell now deep into production, those initial reports of whitewashing are starting to rear their ugly head again. It’s an understandable concern, and one that we’re not totally dismissing, but Scarlett Johansson is a tremendous talent and we’re still excited to see her in the role.

Plus, let’s not judge a book by its cover. From everything we’ve heard so far, the filmmakers understand what’s at stake here and as of right now, it sounds like they’re intent on pleasing fans of the beloved series in any way that they can.

Up until now, all we’ve seen from Ghost in the Shell are set photos, but today brings us a new Bts image of Johansson, director Rupert Sanders, an unknown actor, Mamoru Oshii (who directed the 1995 version of Ghost in the Shell), Kenji Kamiyama (who helmed both seasons »

- Mark Cassidy

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New Bts Look At Scarlett Johansson As The Major In Ghost In The Shell

5 July 2016 7:14 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Thanks to the Gits cast&crew for having M.Oshii, K.Kawai, K.Kamiyama on set & for their respect towards their work. pic.twitter.com/HYpq7pKb1Z — Production I.G (@ProductionIGinc) June 27, 2016 The image above features Rupert Sanders and Scarlett Johansson (plus an unknown actor) greeting three anime legends on the set of Ghost in the Shell. Mamoru Oshii directed the origianl 1995 Ghost in the Shell film,  Kenji Kamiyama directed both seasons of the Stand Alone Complex anime series and composer Kenji Kawai provided the score for both of the Ghost in the Shell films.  All three have greatly contributed to the advancement of anime, outside of their work within the Ghost in the Shell franchise.   In related a Japanese actress has joined the cast which reveals significant Spoilers concerning the origin of Scarlett Johansson's Major.  For that info, head over to our sister site, AnimeMojo.com where »

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Ghost in the Shell producer addresses Scarlett Johansson casting controversy

2 July 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in April, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks released the first image of Scarlett Johansson as The Major in the upcoming live-action manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell, prompting a wave of criticism towards another instance of Hollywood “whitewashing”. Speaking to Buzzfeed, producer Steven Paul has addressed – and attempted to play down – the controversy, stating that it is an “international story” and that they have done “great honour” to the source material.

“I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it,” states Paul. “They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done with it, and I don’t think anybody’s going to be disappointed. There [are] all sorts of people and nationalities in the world in Ghost in the Shell. We’re utilizing people from all over the world…There’s Japanese in it. There’s Chinese in it. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Ghost In The Shell' Producer Talks Diversifying the Cast

2 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Since the announcement of the live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s seminal manga series Ghost In The Shell, fans of the beloved manga series criticized the studio (Paramount and DreamWorks) for whitewashing Major Motoko Kusanagi who is played by Scarlett Johansson

BuzzFeed recently interviewed producer Steven Paul to discuss Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks' "Ghost In The Shell." The producer talked about how the audience will react once they see the film saying:

“I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it,” he said. “They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done with it, and I don’t think anybody’s going to be disappointed.” 

Fans have remained optimistic since it was revealed that the production cast white actors in place of Asian actors such as actress Scarlett Johansson who is playing the main character in the film. »

- J.B. Casas

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‘Ghost In The Shell’ Producer Reacts To Casting Backlash

2 July 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ever since the first image of Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the upcoming “Ghost in the Shell” feature film was released, the live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s manga series has received backlash with fans declaring another Hollywood whitewashing incident.

Now, Steve Paul, a producer on the film has spoken out about the criticism, telling BuzzFeed that he thinks fans will have a change of heart when they see the final product.

“I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it,” he told the website. “They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done with it, and I don’t think anybody’s going to be disappointed.”

Read More: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Photos: Scarlett Johansson Debuts Controversial Look in Hong Kong

The original “Ghost in the Shell” story follows a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg »

- Liz Calvario

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Who Has Robert Pattinson Dated? He's Been Linked to a Lot of Leading Ladies

29 June 2016 9:56 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Kevin Winter While some celebrities choose to put their love life on full display, Robert Pattinson is not one of them. The hot British actor is a huge star, but he is notorious for keeping his private life under wraps, especially when it comes to who he is dating. Over the years, he has certainly been linked to a lot of leading ladies, but you'd be surprised to find out that he has never actually confirmed any of them. His high-profile relationship with his Twilight costar Kristen Stewart wasn't even acknowledged until the actress publicly apologized for having an affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders, in 2012. Image Source: Getty / John Shearer The actor may keep tight-lipped about affairs of the heart, but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from turning in Hollywood. While he was actually dating Kristen, Rob was linked to »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Scarlett Johansson Hits The Streets Of Hong Kong In New Ghost In The Shell Set Pics

8 June 2016 8:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Production continues apace on Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell adaptation, with a new slew of set photos revealing Scarlett Johansson on the bustling streets of Hong Kong. There’s also a first look at Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones), who stars opposite Johansson’s cybernetic ninja as Batou. Have a gander at the pics above, via HK01 and Apple Daily.

South China Morning Post brings word that the live-action movie is currently shooting scenes across Pak Hoi Street in anticipation of its early 2017 release date, placing The Avengers star in the shoes of Major Motoko Kusanagi. Indeed, news of Johansson’s casting proved to be the cause of controversy earlier this year, with manga fans in particular accusing Rupert Sanders’ movie of whitewashing the cherished source material.

However that may be, Paramount is pushing full steam ahead with Ghost in the Shell, and it’s »

- Michael Briers

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New Ghost in the Shell set pics featuring Scarlett Johansson & Pilou Asbæk

8 June 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Rupert Sanders' live-action Ghost In The Shell adaptation is currently filming in Hong Kong, and several photos from the production have surfaced online over at HK01 and Apple Daily. In addition to another glimpse at Scarlett Johansson as The Major and the first look at Pilou Asbæk as Batou, the images below also feature some extras and street market locations that give us a general idea of the visual style of the... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Check Out These Set Photos From Scarlett Johansson's 'Ghost In The Shell'

8 June 2016 7:21 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Scarlett Johansson is set to star in the American film adaptation of a well-known Japanese manga called Ghost In The Shell. The film is being directed by Rupert Sanders, whose only other credit is Snow White And The Huntsman- a film which did better than most would have thought.

Johansson will be joined in the production by Michael Pitt and Juliette Binoche. A small batch of set photos, from the Japan-set production, have hit the web and you can check them out right here:

In the shots above, you can see Johansson in costume as The Major and Pilou Asbæk as Batou.

The production is currently shooting in Hong Kong, with its eye on a March 31 release next year.

Source: Kotaku

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New Ghost In The Shell Set Pics Feature Scarlett Johansson As 'The Major' & Pilou Asbæk As 'Batou'

8 June 2016 5:34 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Kotaku (via hk01 and Apple Daily) has posted some fairly revealing images from the Hong Kong set of Ghost In The Shell. They give us a much better look at Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi (shortened to simply "The Major" for obvious reasons), as well as Pilou Asbæk As Batou, sporting that distinctive white flattop the character is known for. There's also some shots of the surrounding marketplace set, which provide a pretty good idea of the visual style the movie is going for. Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology. Rupert Sanders is at the helm of the anime adaptation, »

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Scarlett Johansson featured in live action Ghost in the Shell set photos

8 June 2016 4:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s a film not without controversy, but the live-action adaptation of the hugely successful anime and manga Ghost in the Shell is currently shooting in Hong Kong. Thanks to HK01 (via Twitch), we’ve got some set photos from the movie featuring Scarlett Johansson and Pilou Asbaek.

Check them out below:

See Also: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ming-Na Wen is very unhappy with “whitewashing” Ghost in the Shell casting

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Ghost in the Shell is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast »

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Ghost In The Shell: Scarlett Johansson Spotted In Hong Kong

8 June 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Ghost In The Shell, Rupert Sanders' live action remake of Oshii Mamoru's hugely influential 1995 anime classic, is now shooting in Hong Kong. Scarlett Johansson and co-star Pilou Asbaek have been snapped by local Chinese media on location in full costume as Major Motoko Kusanagi and Batou respectively. The production drew criticism earlier this year when Johansson was cast in the role of the cyborg law enforcer, who is traditionally portratyed as being Japanese in origin. There were even rumours of initial plans to make Johansson look more Asian using make-up and digital effects, although apparently those plans have since been abandoned. Ghost In The Shell, a huge influence on films such as The Matrix, sees Kusanagi attempt to take down a notorious cyber terrorist...

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The Wolverine star Rila Fukushima joins Ghost in the Shell

26 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

DreamWorks’ Ghost in the Shell movie has added Japanese actress Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine, Arrow) to its cast, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

The film, which is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), has come in for criticism for “whitewashing”, having cast Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) and other white actors as characters originally depicted as Japanese in the original source material.

See Also: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ming-Na Wen is very unhappy with “whitewashing” Ghost in the Shell casting

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

Ghost in the Shell is being directed by Rupert Sanders »

- Gary Collinson

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Scarlett Johansson's Ghost In The Shell Adds The Wolverine Actress Rila Fukushima

26 May 2016 6:25 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Rila Fukushima has officially signed on for DreamWorks' Ghost In The Shell, which is the first live-action film adaptation of the popular Japanese manga of the same name. The report provided no further details on her character, but there's a chance she could be one of the members of Section 9. She'll join a cast headlined by Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) as the Major and that also features Pilou Asbæk (Game Of Thrones), Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire), Takeshi Kitano (Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen), and Juliette Binoche (Godzilla). Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is directing with a script from Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton) & Jamie Moss (Street Kings). Fukushima is undoubtedly best known for her work in James Mangold's The Wolverine, where she starred along X-Men mainstay Hugh Jackman. She also appeared in the fifth season of HBO's hit fantasy »

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Rila Fukushima Joins Scarlett Johansson in 'Ghost In The Shell'

26 May 2016 5:38 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Wolverine” actress Rila Fukushima has joined Scarlett Johansson in Dreamworks’ “Ghost In The Shell.” Fukushima joins a cast that includes Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Michael Wincott, Pilou Asbaek, and Takeshi Kitano.

The film adaptation is based on the popular manga/anime which follows a female cyborg named Kusanagi who leads an elite task force called Section 9 who specializes in counter cyber-terrorism in a futuristic Tokyo.

Snow White And The Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders will direct the film with a script written by Jamie Moss and Jonathan Herman. Paramount Pictures will distribute the film. Fukushima is best known for playing the DC Comics villain Katana on the CW’s “Arrow” and the mutant Yukio in 2013's “The Wolverine” starring Hugh Jackman.

Source: THR »

- J.B. Casas

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Ghost in the Shell Lands Wolverine Star Rila Fukushima

25 May 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans have been clamoring for a live action adaptation of the manga series Ghost in the Shell for a very long time, and they are finally getting it next year. Though the producers of the film have come under fire for some of their casting choices, they are making a step in what seems to be the right direction. Rila Fukushima, who starred alongside Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine, has been added to the cast of the film.

The casting news comes from THR, though the report wasn't able to confirm who she will be playing. Scarlett Johansson is playing the character Kusanagi in the film, which is a casting choice that had many people very upset, as the character is supposed to be Asian. Paramount came under heavy fire for the choice and was accused of whitewashing. Things only got worse when it was reported that the studio had »

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