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First teasers for Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson

22 September 2016 1:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures has released five teasers for the upcoming live-action manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell; take a look below after the official synopsis…

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.

Update: You can watch all five teasers together below:

And here’s the official logo…

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 that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha), Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch the First Teaser Videos for Live Action Ghost In The Shell Movie, Starring Scarlett Johansson

21 September 2016 9:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its release on March 31st, 2017, Paramount Pictures' live action Ghost in the Shell movie is briefly teased in several videos, including a few featuring Scarlett Johansson as the extremely skilled—and deadly—cyborg known as Major.

From the Previous Press Release: Hollywood, Calif.-- Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on “Ghost In The Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Lucy”) and directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White And The Huntsman”). The film is shooting in Wellington, New Zealand.

Paramount Pictures will release the film in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.

The film, which is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, is produced by Avi Arad (“The Amazing Spider-man 1 & 2,” “Iron Man”), Ari Arad (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”), and Steven Paul (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”). Michael Costigan »

- Derek Anderson

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Carrie-Anne Moss resurfaces, unfortunately starring in Bye Bye Man trailer

15 September 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's been a while since we've seen Carrie-Anne Moss in any big movies. Her last major role was on the Netflix show Jessica Jones, which I thought she was good in. I'm a fan of Moss, so I'm rooting for her. I thought she was great in The Matrix (natch) but also in things like Memento and Chocolat. I don't think she's ever given a... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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Lion review: Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman hunt Oscars in moving adoption drama

11 September 2016 10:41 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The true story of a man using Google Earth to track down his childhood home is often slight but accomplished direction and interesting themes of racial identity keeps it on track

It’s been a rough few years for the Weinstein Company, both critically and commercially with Harvey Weinstein’s intimate relationship with the Oscars turning into more of a casual association. The giddy years that saw vanilla mum films like Chocolat and The Cider House Rules score with Academy voters came to an end and recent attempts to sneak in (with Southpaw, Big Eyes and Mandela) have left the brothers empty-handed.

Related: Queen of Katwe review: Ugandan chess movie could be new Slumdog

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- Benjamin Lee

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Meet the Growing Cast of Disney's Live-Actor Nutcracker Movie

25 August 2016 4:40 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Misty Copeland has been owning the ballet world, and she's about to go even more mainstream. Copeland has been cast in Disney's upcoming live-action movie, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and she's not the only one! This week, Variety confirmed the addition of Keira Knightley. Lasse Hallström (Safe Haven, Chocolat) is directing the film adaption of Peter Tchaikovsky's ballet; the script was written by Ashleigh Powell. Copeland, who has danced in stage productions of The Nutcracker before, announced the news in a sweet Instagram of her script, commenting, "I'm thrilled to be a part of this amazing project with Disney and the wonderful Lasse Hallstrom." Keep reading to see who else has signed on! »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Leaked images from Ghost in the Shell featuring Scarlett Johansson and Section 9

25 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A batch of character images from the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie has leaked online, which reportedly give us a new look at Scarlett Johansson’s The Major, along with her team at Section 9: Yutaka Izumihara as Saito, Pilou Asbaek as Batou, Lasarus Ratuere as Ishikawa, Beat Takeshi as Daisuke Aramaki, Tawanda Manyimo as Boma and Chin Han as Togusa; check them out here via Kotaku…

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 that »

- Gary Collinson

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Keira Knightley to play the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney’s The Nutcracker

18 August 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month it was announced that Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar) has nabbed the lead role of Clara in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of The Nutcracker, and now Variety is reporting that Keira Knightley has signed on to portray the Sugar Plum Fairy.

The film, titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, is based upon E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1816 story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, which follows a young girl whose favourite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes to life and battles an army of evil mice, led by the Mouse King.

Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) is set to direct the film, whcih also has Morgan Freeman and ballerina Misty Copeland attached to star.

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- Gary Collinson

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Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Reteam For ‘Holmes & Watson,’ Keira Knightley Lines Up Two New Roles, and More

18 August 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

For those who have long been clamoring to see a sequel to one of the century’s finest comedies, Step Brothers, that day has yet to arrive. However, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will once again reteam, this time for a the Sherlock-inspired Holmes & Watson. Directed by Etan Cohen, Ferrell will take the role of Holmes and Reilly will take on the Watson role. It’s not said yet which time period the film will take place in, but production on the Sony Pictures production begins later this year, so expect more news soon.

Next up, Deadline reports Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård are set to star in an adaptation of the best selling novel The Aftermath, which Fox Searchlight have acquired the rights to after an intense bidding war. The story is set in post-war Germany and concerns a Rachael (probably Knightley) who reunites with her husband (probably »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Mazkenzie Foy joins Disney’s live-action The Nutcracker

28 July 2016 8:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Interstellar) is set for the lead role of Clara in Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Nutcracker.

The film – titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – is being directed by Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) from a script by Ashleigh Powell (Somacell), and also has ballerine Misty Copeland attached to the cast.

The Nutcracker is a ballet scored by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and is based upon E.T.A. Hoffman’s 1916 story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, which follows a young girl whose favourite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes to life and battles an army of evil mice, led by the Mouse King.

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- Gary Collinson

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Misty Copeland Joins The Nutcracker And The Four Realms At Disney

13 July 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The upcoming live-action Disney movie The Nutcracker And The Four Realms has welcomed its first cast member – legendary ballerina Misty Copeland. Her appearance in the movie will mark her first involvement in narrative cinema, having already featured on television reality shows, as well as a documentary about her own early career, A Ballerina’s Tale.

The film will be helmed by Academy Award nominee Lasse Hallstrom (Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, The Shipping News, Chocolat), armed with a script by Ashleigh Powell, who makes her screenwriting debut here. With Mark Gordon (Grey’s Anatomy) producing the project, it is notable that the first casting choice is a strong one – recognizing that Misty Copeland is a world-renowned, award winning talent. It also indicates the tone that Hallstrom will be striving for – evidently mixing his own visual flair with the rich musical history of the tale.

While The Nutcracker is best known as a two-act ballet, »

- Sarah Myles

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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 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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Judi Dench to Star in Stephen Frears’ ‘Victoria and Abdul’ for Working Title

17 June 2016 2:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Judi Dench will star as Queen Victoria and Stephen Frears will direct Working Title Films’ “Victoria and Abdul,” to which Focus Features will hold worldwide rights.

The movie is slated to go into production this year for a 2017 release. Focus will release the movie in the U.S., and Universal Pictures Intl. will distribute the film around the world. “Victoria and Abdul” is being co-financed by Focus in association with BBC Films.

The screenplay is by Lee Hall, based on Shrabani Basu’s book “Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant.” Hall was Oscar nominated for “Billy Elliot.”

“Victoria and Abdul” was developed by Beeban Kidron and Hall at Cross Street Films with BBC Films, and is being produced by Kidron, Tracey Seaward (“The Queen”), and Working Title’s co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Bevan and Fellner have produced several Working Title movies for Focus release, »

- Leo Barraclough

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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 »

- Luke Owen

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Casting call for lead role in new Disney feature film

2 June 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

Lucy Bevan Casting are looking for the young lead role in Disney's 'The Nutcracker', which is due to shoot in the Autumn 2016. Lasse Hallström ('Chocolat', 'The Hundred-Foot Journey', 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape’)is directing, and Mark Gordon and Lindy Goldstein are producing.

Any applicants should email a recent photo and contact details to This Casting Is Now Closed

Summary:

Set in the 1850s in Victorian England, the film is a live action retelling of the classic tale based on the story 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King' by E.T.A. Hoffman

Clara (Female) - aged 13-17 years

Lead role. Clever, creative and independent, Clara goes against female societal conventions of the period. At the beginning of the story she is lacking in confidence, struggling to cope with the death of her mother and trying to find her footing in the adult world. Uninterested in beauty and fashion, »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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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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Zannou, Gely, Morena, Mare Nostrum Team for ‘I Spit on Your Graves’

12 May 2016 11:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes —  Cyril Gely, scribe of Omar Sy hit “Chocolat,” is adapting U.S.-set thriller “I Spit on Your Graves,” the celebrated American race relations/revenge novel that made and killed -literally – French literary legend Boris Vian, a friend of Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker.

Set in a contemporary Southern U.S., to be shot in English,“I Spit on Your Graves” will be directed by Santiago Zannou, a Spanish Academy best new director Goya winner for “The One-Handed Trick.” Morena Films, producers of Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” and Oliver Stone’s “Comandante,” one of Spain’s best financed and most cosmopolitan of production houses, produces with France’s Mare Nostrum, headed by Alexandra Lebret, which garnered with Morena on Antonio Banderas’ “Altamira.”

Written in 1946, “I Spit” became a sensation when a copy was found on the bedside table of a strangled girl. France’s Catholic Church claimed that the »

- John Hopewell

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

15 April 2016 1:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It caused quite a stir when it was announced that Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) had been cast in the lead role of the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell [the first picture from the film was released yesterday], which once again brought out the ugly side of Hollywood’s ‘whitewashing’ of Asian roles, similar to how the proposed Akira adaptation is set to do.

One person who is very unhappy about this is Johansson’s fellow McU star Ming-Na Wen, who tweeted that she is a fan of the actor but is very against the whitewashing of Ghost in the Shell.

Nothing against Scarlett Johansson. In fact, I'm a big fan. But everything against this Whitewashing of Asian role. https://t.co/VS6r6iish9

Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) April 14, 2016

It calls to mind George Takei’s petition for Akira to cast more American-Asian actors, who he says are always overlooked for roles.

What do you make of Wen’s comments? »

- Luke Owen

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Production Begins on Live Action Ghost In The Shell Movie, First Photo Features Scarlett Johansson

14 April 2016 7:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Production has begun in New Zealand on Ghost in the Shell—the live action film adaptation of the groundbreaking manga series of the same name—and the first photo of Scarlett Johansson as the cyborg Major has been revealed ahead of the film’s March 31st, 2017 release.

Press Release: Hollywood, Calif.– Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on “Ghost In The Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Lucy”) and directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White And The Huntsman”). The film is shooting in Wellington, New Zealand.

Paramount Pictures will release the film in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.

The film, which is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, is produced by Avi Arad (“The Amazing Spider-man 1 & 2,” “Iron Man”), Ari Arad (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”), and Steven Paul (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance »

- Derek Anderson

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Ghost in the Shell Movie Starts Filming, First image Released

14 April 2016 7:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The long gestating live-action adaptation of the popular anime, Ghost in the Shell, is finally in production with cameras rolling on the Paramount/Dreamworks production.  Along with today's announcement comes our first image of Scarlett Johansson as the lead character.  Come inside to take a look!

To be honest, considering how many years studios have been discussing adapting Ghost in the Shell, this is a headline I never expected to write.  Yet, here we are!  Ghost in the Shell has started filming in anticipation of its March 31, 2017 release date and with the announcement comes our first look at ScarJo in the role of The Major.  Check it out along with the full cast list below:

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on “Ghost In The Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Lucy”) and directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White And The Huntsman”). The film is shooting in Wellington, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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