Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks are set to remake the seminal Japanese anime as a live-action English-language movie
Hollywood's plan for a live action English-language remake of seminal Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell has moved a step closer to reality after Snow White and the Huntsman's Rupert Sanders was hired to direct.
Steven Spielberg, a long-term fan of Mamoru Oshii's 1995 film, bought the rights to remake the 1989 manga comic upon which it is based in April 2009. However, his planned 3D movie failed to make it to the production stage. Spielberg's Dreamworks studio will oversee the revived project, which is based on a new screenplay by The Reluctant Fundamentalist's William Wheeler.
The Ghost in the Shell comic book series follows cyborg detective Major Motoko Kusanagi, team leader of a futuristic Japanese counterterrorism organisation focused on cyber-crime. Three anime films (one made-for-tv) have been based on the comic, of »
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