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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 | Twitch | See recent Twitch 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 »

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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 »

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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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Arrow And Wolverine Actress Rila Fukushima Boards Ghost In The Shell

25 May 2016 2:31 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Rila Fukushima has closed a deal to join Paramount’s live-action rendition of Ghost in the Shell.

Best known for her involvement across both Wolverine and Arrow, the outlet didn’t disclose which character Fukushima would be playing in the 2017 feature, but news of a Japanese actress being drafted in for the high-profile adaptation is certainly promising, even if skeptics still lambaste Ghost in the Shell for whitewashing its preliminary cast.

Whatever your stance, in light of today’s casting, that ensemble now includes Scarlett Johansson in the role of the Major, a deadly human-cyborg who spearheads an elite task force known as Section 9. Meanwhile, there’s also parts for Michael Pitt as key villain The Laughing Man, Beat Takeshi Kitano as Daisuke Aramaki and Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet. Game of ThronesPilou Asbaek also stars along with Chin Han, Danusia Samal, »

- Michael Briers

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Rila Fukushima Joins "Ghost in the Shell"

25 May 2016 11:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"The Wolverine" and "Arrow" actress Rila Fukushima has joined the cast of DreamWorks' "Ghost in the Shell" live-action film adaptation.

Based on the popular Manga of the same name, the movie follows Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson), a cyborg that is a part of an elite cybercrime-fighting task force known as Section 9.

Rupert Sanders helms the feature from a script by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss. Michael Pitt and Juliette Binoche also star in the film which is currently in production in New Zealand.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Selena Gomez Fills Kristen Stewart Role as Nicolas Ghesquière Muse (Pics!)

24 May 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Selena Gomez is photographed in the arms of Louis Vuitton Fashion Director Nicolas Ghesquière in the new issue of Vogue Brazil. She replaced Kristen Stewart as his muse last year after a chance meeting at Paris Fashion Week. Ghesquière was instrumental in helping to save Stewart’s career after her 2012 cheating scandal with “Show White and the Huntsman” Director Rupert Sanders. ...Read More »

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'Wolverine' Actress Rila Fukushima Joins Scarlett Johansson in 'Ghost in the Shell' (Exclusive)

23 May 2016 8:12 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rila Fukushima has joined Scarlett Johansson in DreamWorks' Ghost in the Shell. Based on the popular manga of the same name, the movie follows Kusanagi, a cyborg that is a part of an elite cybercrime-fighting task force known as Section 9.  Snow White and the Huntsman helmer Rupert Sanders will direct the feature from a script written by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss. Ghost in the Shell, which will be distributed by Paramount, was widely accused of whitewashing after Johansson and other white actors were cast as the traditionally Japanese characters.    The Tokyo-born Fukushima joins a

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Kristen Stewart Says Snow White Relationship Wasn't the Cause of 'Huntsman' Absence

10 May 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Much gossip was had over Kristen Stewart's time on Snow White and the Huntsman and her absence from its sequel The Huntsman: Winter's War. Now that the film has crashed and burned, Stewart is happy to clear the air on why she wasn't involved. And no, it wasn't her relationship with the director. The Huntsman did surprisingly poor at the box office (it's yet to make back its production budget) considering its star power. Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth just couldn't revive interest in the franchise that was launched with Twilight star Stewart in the lead. HitFix's Chris Eggertsen even wrote, "Kristen Stewart's absence was the fantasy sequel's greatest weakness." But she wasn't always meant to be missing. In fact, the actor was originally supposed to reprise her role for the sequel. So what happened? She explains in a recent Variety cover story: Stewart »

- Jill Pantozzi

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Why Kristen Stewart Turned Down the 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Sequel

10 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The "Snow White and the Huntsman" prequel "The Huntsman: Winter's War" bombed at the box office and with critics last month, and now, "Snow White" star Kristen Stewart is opening up about her dismissal from the series -- and how she's glad she turned down a chance to cameo in the disappointing follow-up.

In an interview with Variety, Stewart explained that she was in talks with studio Universal about a possible "Snow White" sequel after the first flick was a hit back in 2012.

"I read a few scripts," the actress told Variety -- but she wasn't impressed.

"None of them were good," she continued. "None of them were greenlight-able."

Stewart told the trade that she met with Universal to discuss the future of the franchise, but that those talks never materialized into anything. And then, she found out about the existence of "Winter's War" via a press release. Here's how »

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Kristen Stewart Opens Up About Breaking Up With ‘The Huntsman’ Sequel

10 May 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kristen Stewart has only starred in one tentpole since wrapping the “Twilight” franchise in 2012: Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which grossed nearly $400 million globally. But she skipped out on the prequel “The Huntsman: Winter’s Warrior,” which opened last month on the shoulders of Chris Hemsworth and bombed at the box office.

In an interview for this week’s Variety cover story, Stewart spoke out for the first time about what happened. “I read a few scripts,” Stewart recalls. “None of them were good. None of them were greenlight-able. And I had a meeting with Universal about the places where the story could go. Maybe Chris was more into it. I actually don’t f—ing know.”

She insists that the tabloid coverage of her relationship with director Rupert Sanders — the two were caught kissing by the paparazzi shortly after the movie opened in the summer of »

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K-Stew On Not Returning For "Hunstman"

10 May 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Kristen Stewart is at Cannes ahead of the premiere of Woody Allen's "Cafe Society" this week to launch the festival. Outside of the "Twilight" franchise, one of Stewart's most famous roles was that of Snow White in Rupert Sanders' "Snow White and the Huntsman" in 2012.

Stewart didn't return for the prequel "The Huntsman: Winter's War" that opened last month, likely a good thing as that film bombed with critics and at the box office. Speaking with Variety this week, Stewart explained why she wasn't involved:

"I read a few scripts, none of them were good. None of them were greenlight-able. And I had a meeting with Universal about the places where the story could go. Maybe Chris was more into it. I actually don't f---ing know.

It wasn't a situation where I got kicked off a movie because I got in trouble. We had been in talks months »

- Garth Franklin

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Kristen Stewart Lets Down Her Guard: Inside Her Reinvention

9 May 2016 5:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kristen Stewart arrives at a French restaurant in Los Feliz without an entourage — no publicist, no bodyguard. She’s incognito, with a hat pulled low on her head, hands in her pockets, bare arms dressed with tattoos. Looking like any other hipster, she greets the waiter with a mellow “What’s up, dude?” (“dude” and “f—k” are her two favorite words) and orders a glass of champagne with a cup of ice. As she reflects on her life, she takes periodic sips, letting the cubes, one by one, melt into the fizz.

At only 26, Stewart is in the middle of reinventing her career. After catapulting to fame at 17 in the young-adult vampire franchise “Twilight,” she couldn’t leave her house without flashbulbs trailing her every step. The public became obsessed with her relationship with her then-boyfriend (and co-star) Robert Pattinson, and she topped every studio’s wish list for it-girl parts. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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'The Huntsman: Winter's War' failed for one simple reason

7 May 2016 | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Universal clearly thought it had a new franchise on its hands after the success of Rupert SandersSnow White and the Huntsman in 2012, but that film's sequel/spinoff The Huntsman: Winter's War has officially withered and died at the box office, bringing in a gross of just $19.4 million in its opening weekend and a smidge over $9 million in its second. Throughout its month-long run in domestic and foreign markets (it opened in several territories in early April) the film has managed to climb to $134 million worldwide, but with few territories left to open in and little juice left in its U.S. release, the film will likely struggle to hit the $200 million mark -- or about half of the first movie $396 million haul. First, the sorta-good news: The Huntsman's production budget is about $55 million less than its predecessor, with a total cost of about $115 million as opposed to the original's $170 million. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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