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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' Production Calls In Japanese Giants To Offer Blessing, Amidst Controversy

6 July 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

If you've been anywhere near a computer or a smart device in the last few years, you've heard about the hot button issue that is "Hollywood Whitewashing." It's been a buzzing trend a lot lately, and the latest project to draw the ire of the people who care about that sort of thing is Ghost In The Shell. Based on the Japanese manga by the same name, the film is set to star the very caucasian Scarlett Johansson, and people. are. Pissed.

Perhaps in a bit of ingenious damage control, the crew behind this new live-action Ghost In The Shell recently called in some giants from the property's past to help smooth things over. Production I.G. recently tweeted a photo that revealed that Mamoru Oshii, Kenji Kamiyama, and Kenji Kawaii had all visited the Hong Kong set of Ghost In The Shell. Oshii directed a revered trilogy of animated film based on the manga, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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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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Fantastic Beasts Preview Introduces a New Wizarding World Hero

23 June 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Come one, come all! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander. This all-new fantasy arrives under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four "Harry Potter" blockbusters. Today, Warner Bros. has released a special sneak peek that introduces a new kind of hero.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926. Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. &#160Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...Were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble »

- MovieWeb

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Catherine Deneuve to Receive the 2016 Lumière Award

20 June 2016 3:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve will receive the 8th Lumière Award at France’s 2016 Lumière Grand Lyon Film Festival, a unique event which focuses near totally on film classics.

Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodovar and Martin Scorsese figure among past recipients of the Lumière Award. They all travelled to Lyon to pick up the award, granted by Lyon’s Institut Lumière, run by French director Bertrand Tavernier and Cannes head Thierry Fremaux.

“This year’s Lumière Award goes to Catherine Deneuve for what she is, has done, says, acts, sings and delights from time immemorial and forever,” the Institut Lumière said Monday in a press statement.

“The face of French cinema,” according to Scorsese, Deneuve’s career is remarkable for its longevity, great films, the directors she has worked with, and the contrasting facets of a figure which confounds easy categorisation.

Deneuve began making films before France’s Nouvelle Vague, »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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AFI Honoree John Williams Looks Back on Six Decades of Iconic Themes

9 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star Wars.” “E.T.” “Jaws.” “Indiana Jones.” “Superman.” “Harry Potter.”

Admit it: You can’t think of any one of those films without hearing the score in your head.

John Williams, who wrote all those classic themes [and dozens more] will receive the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award on June 9 from frequent collaborator Steven Spielberg. It will be the first such honor given to a composer in the 44-year history of the award.

“This man’s gifts echo, quite literally, through all of us, around the world and across generations,” says AFI president-ceo Bob Gazzale. “There’s not one person who hasn’t heard this man’s work, who hasn’t felt alive because of it. That’s the ultimate impact of an artist.”

Over six decades in Hollywood, Williams has written some of the most memorable music in movie history. His 100-plus features have earned 50 Academy Award nominations [making him the most-nominated living person] and he’s won five times. »

- Jon Burlingame

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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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Chris O'Dowd & Zhang Ziyi are the latest to join J.J. Abrams' God Particle

27 May 2016 6:25 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Director Julius Onah will be working with one hell of a cast once filming starts for God Particle. THR has learned that Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids, The It Crowd) and Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs Of A Geisha) have signed up for the J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi thriller, joining David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, Elizabeth Debicki and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The film will follow "crew... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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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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13 Hours Preview Goes Behind-the-Scenes with Michael Bay | Exclusive

24 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past few years, director Michael Bay has had a tendency to make smaller, more personal films in between installments of his monstrous Transformers franchise. In 2013, he brought the incredible true story of Pain & Gain to theaters, before setting the box office on fire once again with Transformers: Age of Extinction. This year, the filmmaker brought us the harrowing true story of the soldiers who fought against terrorists in the Benghazi raid in 13 Hours. This action-thriller debuts on Digital HD today, ahead of its Blu-ray and DVD release on June 7, and we have an exclusive preview that offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the production.

This two-minute preview offers plenty of insight regarding the different types of cameras that were used on 13 Hours, from Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe (Memoirs of a Geisha, Edge of Tomorrow. The cinematographer reveals that they used the Sony A7S cameras to "simulate night vision, »

- MovieWeb

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Why Isn't Chris Hemsworth Shirtless in The Huntsman: Winter's War?

19 April 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You may not know Colleen Atwood, but you certainly know her work. She is one of Hollywood's greatest costume designers of all time. She's won three Oscars for best costume designer out of the 11 times she's been nominted! Her amazing list of credits includes Chicago, Alice in Wonderland, Edward Scissorhands, Memoirs of a Geisha and even Planet of the Apes. I caught up with Atwood the other day to talk about her most recent film, The Huntsman: Winter's War. Read on to find out what she told me about Emily Blunt's 50-pound coat, the "goddess" Charlize Theron and what's it really like taking Chris Hemsworth's measurements... Congratulations an another gorgeous movie. You do »

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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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First Look: Scarlett Johansson Plays The Major In Ghost In The Shell

14 April 2016 6:12 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Photograph by Jasin Boland

© Mmxvi Paramount Pictures and Storyteller Distribution Co. All rights Reserved.

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 (“Prometheus”), Tetsu Fujimura (“Tekken”), Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, whose animation studio Production I.G produced the Japanese Ghost In The Shell film and television series, and Jeffrey Silver (“Edge Of Tomorrow,” “300”) will executive produce.

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, »

- Michelle McCue

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First look at Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell

14 April 2016 6:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With production underway on the long-gestating Ghost in the Shell movie, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks have released the first official image from the manga adaptation featuring Scarlett Johansson as The Major…

“We are so pleased to be in Wellington to shoot Ghost in the Shell,” said producers Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Michael Costigan and Jeffrey Silver. “The city boasts state-of-the-art production facilities and a rich urban landscape that make it an ideal setting for a sci-fi action film. The crew-base in New Zealand working on the film is first class, and working with Sir Richard Taylor and the team at Weta Workshop is inspirational on every level. The people of New Zealand have been terrific partners in helping us bring this story and its beloved characters to audiences around the world and we are thankful for their continued hospitality.”

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, »

- Gary Collinson

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First Look At Scarlett Johansson in 'Ghost In The Shell' as Filming Begins in New Zealand

14 April 2016 5:36 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

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 (“Prometheus”), Tetsu Fujimura (“Tekken”), Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, whose animation studio Production I.G produced the Japanese "Ghost In The Shell” film and television series, and Jeffrey Silver (“Edge Of Tomorrow,” “300”) will executive produce.

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost In The Shell” follows the Major, a special ops, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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New Full Trailer for 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' is Here!!!

10 April 2016 7:20 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the new full for the much-anticipated adventure Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, which you can check out below.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.  

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.  Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Round-Up: Zombie with Spinning Worms Pin, Hardcore Henry TV Spot, The Unbidden Trailer

4 March 2016 8:44 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Cavity Colors has gone interactive with their latest enamel pin. The worms festering in this poor zombie’s rotting eye socket can be spun with a flick of your wrist! Also in this round-up: a new TV spot for Hardcore Henry and a new trailer for Quentin Lee’s The Unbidden.

Zombie Enamel Pin: “It’S Going To Eat You!

Our first action pin! Use your finger to spin the maggots! Gross out all of your friends!

* Features Spinning Maggots inside the eye socket *

High-quality soft enamel pin with a Black Nickel Finish

Double rubber clutch on the back for secure attachment

Cavitycolors logo on the back

First pressing – Only 200 Available

Art By: Aaron Cavitycolors

Size: Approx 2 inches tall

Shipping: Currently In Production – Ships in approx. 5 – 7 days – $ 12.00.”

To learn more about the new zombie enamel pin, visit Cavity Colors’ website.

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Hardcore Henry: “Strap in. Hardcore Henry is one of »

- Tamika Jones

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Adg Awards Offer Insight on Best Production Design Oscar Race

2 February 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

The 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards were held on Sunday and presented three awards to films in this year’s best picture race. Divided into genre categories (best period film, best fantasy film, best contemporary film), the Art Directors Guild awards those films’ whose production design they deem to be the most impressive, and this year’s winners were The Revenant for best period film, Mad Max: Fury Road for best fantasy, and The Martian for best contemporary.

The Adg Awards are a relatively recent honor, as its corresponding Oscar equivalent, best production design, used to be the accolade bestowed upon production designers prior to the Adg’s inception in 1996.

This  year, with each of the three major categories’ winners also being up for best picture at the Oscars, an Adg award could go a long way in predicting this year’s best production design recipient. »

- Patrick Shanley

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