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DreamWorks has reportedly made a $10 million offer for actress Scarlett Johansson to star in their live-action Ghost in the Shell remake. There is no word yet on whether or not the actress plans on accepting the offer.
We reported last month that The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie was in talks to star in the adaptation of Masamune Shirow's Japanese Manga comics. However, those talks have fallen apart, and now Robbie is being eyed to star in Warner Bros.' recently announced Suicide Squad adventure.
Ghost in the Shell centers on members of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission, who investigate technological crimes. The manga spawned a number of anime adaptations, including Ghost In The Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Ghost in the Shell: Individual Eleven, Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society, Ghost in the Shell: Stand »
It’s been a long time coming, but the live-action adaptation of Ghost In The Shell is finally getting its backside out of bed. Set to be directed by Rupert Sanders (producers lock up your leading ladies), the man behind Snow White And The Huntsman, the film is based on the 1995 anime, and preceding comic by Masamune Shirow. Somewhat before its time, the original anime saw a world that had become completely interconnected and saw a cyborg agent tracking down a hacker known as The Puppetmaster. Along with the likes of Akira and Princess Mononoke, Ghost In The Shell opened up the doors for anime to flood our shores.
Now it looks as though Margot Robbie is in talks for the lead role. Robbie made waves thanks to her stunning role in Wolf Of Wall Street. Dreamworks are behind this adaptation, and having distributed Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence a decade ago, »
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Depp After a 10-year hiatus, the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards will return on February 15th at Paramount Studios. A new category will make its debut at the ceremony, the Distinguished Artisan Award, which the guild will bestow upon superstar actor and physical chameleon Johnny Depp. Said guild president Susan Cabral-Ebert in a statement, "Make-up and hair artisans agree that Johnny Depp is a wonderful selection to receive our first Distinguished Artisan Award. He, probably more than any other actor working today, uses the skills of our members to delineate his characters... A great artist himself, he allows others to shine."
Grammys The 56th Annual Grammy Awards held on Sunday night was the gift that keeps on giving for Daft Punk. In addition to beating out Taylor Swift's "Red" for album of the year with "Random Access Memories," the French electronic duo took home awards for Record of the Year, »
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The adaptation has long been a passion project for DreamWorks' Steven Spielberg, who acquired the property in 2008 and set Jamie Moss (Street Kings) to write the script. We reported in 2009 that Laeta Kalogridis signed on to write the adapted script, although that was the last we heard about the project. At the time, the studio made ambitious plans to shoot it in 3D, although it isn't known if they are still considering that approach.
The project is based on Masamune Shirow's original 1989 manga, which centers on a covert unit within the Japanese National Public Safety Commission, who fight tech-related crimes. The manga was adapted into the anime movies Ghost In The Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, »
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Snow White And The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders is set to direct the live-action big screen adaptation of the classic anime Ghost in the Shell. Sanders is a talented visual director so he's got that going for him, but the guy seems terrible with actors. I don't know if you saw Snow White and the Huntsman or not, but the acting and script were terrible. Charlize Theron was the best part of that movie.
The film is set up at DreamWorks, and is being produced by Avi Arad, Ari Arad, and Steven Paul. Then of course Steven Spielberg is also a part of the team bringing the movie to life. The plan is to shoot it in 3D.
The script comes from William Wheeler, who hasn't really done anything I've heard of. The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the »
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