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Scarlett Johansson Offered 'Ghost In The Shell,' Robert Redford Rides David Lowery's 'Pete's Dragon'

17 October 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Luc Besson is showing remarkable restraint by ruling out a sequel to this summer's smash hit "Lucy," but that won't stop every executive around town from throwing action scripts at the feet of Scarlett Johansson. The actress, who already has Marvel fans campaigning for a Black Widow spinoff, now has Warner Bros. offering her the lead role in a long-in-the-works live action adaptation of a cult classic anime movie. Deadline reports that the studio has a $10 million check waiting for Johansson for the starring gig in "Ghost In The Shell." "The Wolf Of Wall Street" star Margot Robbie had previously been circling the part, but the role is ScarJo's if she wants it. Rupert Sanders ("Snow White And The Huntsman") is attached to direct, and clearly WB aren't afraid of spending money on this film, so we'll see where this goes. Speaking of remakes, "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" helmer David Lowery »

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Scarlett Johansson Offered Ghost In The Shell Lead Role

17 October 2014 7:21 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A month ago it was reported that Wolf of Wall Street co-star Margot Robbie was in talks to play the lead role in the live-action feature film adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. According to Deadline, she is instead likely to join DC Entertainment's Suicide Squad, which we reported on yesterday. Looks like those casting reports are true. 

The article goes on to reveal that DreamWorks has now offered the part to Scarlett Johansson with a $10 million dollar payday. There's no word yet on whether she has accepted the offer, but the part is apparently hers for the taking if she wants it. Johansson might just end up being our Motoko, but that name is sure to be changed for American audiences.

A lot of fans of the classic anime are very unhappy with the fact that the studio is casting a white woman to play the role of a Japanese character. »

- Joey Paur

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Scarlett Johansson Offered Lead Role In Ghost In The Shell

17 October 2014 7:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A little while back, we brought you the news that The Wolf of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie was eyeing the lead role in DreamWorks’ live-action rendition of popular manga series, Ghost in the Shell. However, now that the actress has entered talks to star in the recently-announced Suicide Squad film — along with Tom Hardy & Will Smith — the role has reportedly been offered to a certain Ms. Romanoff.

That’s right, according to Deadline, DreamWorks has turned its attention towards Scarlett Johansson, with the studio offering an alleged $10 million to secure the actress’ place in the long-gestating manga. Though the jury is still out on whether the Lucy star will sign on for the project, we assume she’ll step into the shoes of one Motoko Kusanagi.

For the uninitiated, Ghost in the Shell is best described as post-cyberpunk anime that follows Kusanagi — a cybernetic human that leads a law »

- Michael Briers

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NBC Commits To A Bill Lawrence Pilot Of The It Crowd

17 October 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The I.T Crowd is something of a British institution. It is a beloved TV comedy from the pen of the incredibly talented Graham Linehan (Father Ted), which follows the slightly surreal, completely hilarious escapades of some technical support workers at a large corporation. Ultimately comprising four 6 episode seasons and a one-off ‘special’, the show aired in the UK from 2006 to 2010, with its single, triumphant return hitting screens to great acclaim in 2013. It helped launch the careers of its three main cast members – Chris O’Dowd (Dinner For Schmucks, Bridesmaids, This Is 40), Richard Ayoade (Submarine, The Watch, The Double) and Katherine Parkinson (Sherlock, The Honourable Woman), and also its main supporting player, Matt Berry (Moon, Snow White And The Huntsman). In the UK, it is widely held as the gold standard for TV comedy, and now, NBC have committed themselves to a Us pilot of the show, from Scrubs creator, »

- Sarah Myles

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Scarlett Johansson offered lead in Ghost in the Shell

17 October 2014 6:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month it was reported that Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) was in talks to join DreamWorks’ adaptation of the anime classic Ghost in the Shell, but it seems those negotiations have fallen through as Deadline is reporting that the studio has made Scarlett Johansson (Lucy) a $10 million offer to lead the film.

Ghost in the Shell centres on a covert ops unit who specialise in fighting technology related crime. Based on the manga by Masamune Shirow, it was adapted into an anime in 1995, while a live-action adaptation has been in the pipeline at DreamWorks since 2008. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is currently set to direct, from a script by William Wheeler (The Hoax).

The post Scarlett Johansson offered lead in Ghost in the Shell appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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Johansson Is Offered ‘Ghost In The Shell’ As ‘Suicide Squad’ Assembles

16 October 2014 11:40 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Rupert Sanders is apparently targeting Scarlett Johansson for the lead role in Ghost In The Shell. It was earlier reported that Margot Robbie, of The Wolf Of Wall Street fame, was up for the part, but perhaps due to the success of Lucy and The Avengers, Johansson is the action star of choice. Although Robbie is still aiming for the DC adaptation of Suicide Squad which is looking to acquire Will Smith and Tom Hardy for the DC adaptation centred on super villains carrying out black op missions for the government.

Plans for a live action Hollywood version of manga/anime Ghost In The Shell have been in the pipeline for a very long time. First released in 1989, the film focuses on a division of police investigating cyber crimes. From the mind of Masamune Shirow, it was certainly before its time and went on to influence works such as The Matrix. »

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Scarlett Johansson Offered 'Ghost in the Shell' Lead Role For $10M

16 October 2014 11:32 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Scarlett Johansson could be looking at a major payday pretty soon. The actress is being offered $10M to play the lead role in DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the Japanese media franchise Ghost In The Shell.

The film is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) with a screenplay by William Wheeler.

Based on the series by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell is about the members of a covert ops unit that take on technology-related crime.

Earlier this year, Margot Robbie was said to be in early talks to star in the film, but the talks fell through. And DreamWorks is doing good by changing up their casting choice. Nothing against the charming Robbie (she's lovely), but Johansson's a major movie star nowadays. She's basically the only actress who's been able to infiltrate the boys club (ahem, Marvel's Cinematic Universe), and let's not forget that her last film (Lucy) made over $400M. »

- Laura Frances

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News Briefs: Scarlett Johannson Offered 'Ghost in the Shell'; Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Gets Funny First Trailer

16 October 2014 10:13 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Ghost in the Shell: Reportedly, Scarlett Johansson has been offered $10 million to star in Ghost in the Shell, the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga. Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) was in talks for the lead role last month, but evidently that didn't work out. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is set to direct the new version, which follows a covert agent who fights high-tech crimes. [Deadline]   Pete's Dragon: Robert Redford is in...

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Scarlett Johansson linked with Ghost In The Shell remake

16 October 2014 10:08 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Off the back of Lucy and Under The Skin, Scarlett Johansson could pocket $10m by taking on the lead in the live action Ghost In The Shell.

If you're looking for the biggest star of the year of either gender when it comes to science fiction, look no further than Scarlett Johansson. Even before you get to her reprising the role of Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, her 2014 double bill of Under The Skin and Lucy has given her critical acclaim and a big box office hit. Unsurprisingly, whenever a major sci-fi project arises now, she's going to be on the list.

The latest example? The long mooted live action adaptation of manga Ghost In The Shell. The tech crime thriller had been linked with The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie, but it's now being reported that Johansson has been offered the lead role. Robbie »

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Scarlett Johansson Offered Ghost in the Shell!

16 October 2014 5:26 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Although Margot Robbie was said to be up for the role earlier this year, Deadline is now reporting that Lucy and Marvel's The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson has been offered the leading role in DreamWorks' live-action adaptation of the popular manga Ghost in the Shell. Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders will helm the feature from a script by William Wheeler, based on the series by Masamune Shirow. »

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Scarlett Johansson offered lead in live-action Ghost In The Shell

16 October 2014 2:32 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Based on the 1995 film of the same name (as well as the Manga comic), Ghost In The Shell is the latest anime adaptation in the Hollywood pipeline, with Snow White And The Huntsman's Rupert Sanders directing. Recently, it was reported that The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie was up for the lead role of Motoko Kusanagi, the cyborg heroine of the series, but apparently aggresive negotiations to get her into David Ayer's just-announced Suicide Squad may have derailed »

- Paul Shirey

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Kristen Stewart Expresses Appreciation Towards her Twilight Fans

9 October 2014 11:37 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

The actress expressed her appreciation for all the Twi-hards who have supported her over the years during an interview with E! News at the screening of her latest film, Clouds of Sils Maria, at the New York Film Festival.

"It's absolutely reciprocated on my end," the 24-year-old brunette said. "I feel that energy from them as well and I really appreciate it. I don't appreciate it as if I own it. I feel like we share it. They're rad."

In addition to expanding her fan base, the Camp X-Ray star also recently admitted that the vampire franchise had a positive effect on her career. "On an exceptionally obvious note, it's opened a lot of doors, but I've become who I am because of that. It was five years of my life," she said.

The Snow White and the Huntsman beauty is busier than ever with multiple projects in the works, »

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Kristen Stewart Expresses Appreciation Towards her Twilight Fans

9 October 2014 11:37 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

The actress expressed her appreciation for all the Twi-hards who have supported her over the years during an interview with E! News at the screening of her latest film, Clouds of Sils Maria, at the New York Film Festival.

"It's absolutely reciprocated on my end," the 24-year-old brunette said. "I feel that energy from them as well and I really appreciate it. I don't appreciate it as if I own it. I feel like we share it. They're rad."

In addition to expanding her fan base, the Camp X-Ray star also recently admitted that the vampire franchise had a positive effect on her career. "On an exceptionally obvious note, it's opened a lot of doors, but I've become who I am because of that. It was five years of my life," she said.

The Snow White and the Huntsman beauty is busier than ever with multiple projects in the works, »

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Kristen Stewart Expresses Appreciation Towards her Twilight Fans

9 October 2014 11:37 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

The actress expressed her appreciation for all the Twi-hards who have supported her over the years during an interview with E! News at the screening of her latest film, Clouds of Sils Maria, at the New York Film Festival.

"It's absolutely reciprocated on my end," the 24-year-old brunette said. "I feel that energy from them as well and I really appreciate it. I don't appreciate it as if I own it. I feel like we share it. They're rad."

In addition to expanding her fan base, the Camp X-Ray star also recently admitted that the vampire franchise had a positive effect on her career. "On an exceptionally obvious note, it's opened a lot of doors, but I've become who I am because of that. It was five years of my life," she said.

The Snow White and the Huntsman beauty is busier than ever with multiple projects in the works, »

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First teaser trailer and poster for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland

9 October 2014 12:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we got the first images from director Brad Bird’s (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) upcoming sci-fi fantasy Tomorrowland, and now after showing off the first teaser trailer at the New York Comic Con, Disney has released it online, along with a first poster. Check them out here…

“Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.”

Tomorrowland is set for release on December 12th, with a cast that includes Britt Robertson (Under the Dome), George Clooney (Gravity), Hugh Laurie (House), Raffey Cassidy (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Thomas Robinson (The Switch).

The post First teaser trailer and poster for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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Tech Support: Visual effects Oscar race features apes, raccoons and 'Interstellar'

9 October 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Best Visual Effects is often the place where the Academy recognizes what it is frequently accused of avoiding elsewhere: mainstream spectacle. Blockbusters reign in this category, at least at the nomination stage, with fantasy films, franchises and other money-makers always featuring prominently. The branch also has its specific fetishes, at least historically (talking animals immediately jumps to mind), though, in recent years, it has seemingly been all 3D, all the time. There are dozens if not hundreds of individuals who work on a film’s visual effects but the nomination can ultimately be shared by only four of them – usually the special effects supervisor and three visual effects supervisors.  While some names are "favorites" of the branch (John Frazier, Joe Letteri), this branch is hardly the most insular and tends to be more concerned about the work on display. We will receive a hint of the way they are »

- Gerard Kennedy

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First images from Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland

9 October 2014 6:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got the first images from Disney and director Brad Bird’s (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) mysterious sci-fi fantasy Tomorrowland, including a couple of shots of stars George Clooney (Gravity) and Britt Robertson (Under the Dome). Check them out…

The official synopsis for Tomorrowland states that: “Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.”

“What Hogwarts is to magic, Tomorrowland is to science: They are both easy to find if you are a wizard and very difficult to find if you’re a Muggle,” states screenwriter Damon Lindelof (Prometheus). “Walt Disney is not a character in our movie, but he is referenced as having some involvement »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Dracula Untold’ is a poor idea from the start

9 October 2014 5:14 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Dracula Untold

Written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless

Directed by Gary Shore

USA, 2014

Ambiguity isn’t tolerated by studios anymore, especially when it comes to high-profile characters that can serve as franchise-starters. And characters don’t come with a higher profile that the lord of vampires himself, Dracula. Origin stories boomed with Batman Begins and Casino Royale, unfortunately the only thing Hollywood took from the success of those films is that Every character needs their backstory completely explained. So now audiences will be served a gritty reboot of an icon they already know very well.

The kingdom of Vlad Tepes (Luke Evans) faces an outside  threat in the form of Sultan Mehmed (Dominic Cooper). The Sultan demands money and men for his future conquests, and the request that his young son be asked to join this army, irks Vlad a great deal. So much so that he cuts down »

- Colin Biggs

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SyFy in Development on Five Ghosts Adaptation

7 October 2014 5:58 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

SyFy has announced the pulpy adventure comic Five Ghosts is in development as a TV series to be produced by Universal Cable Productions, Black Mask Studios, and BenderSpink.

The pilot is being written by Evan Daugherty (Snow White And The Huntsman) based on the critically acclaimed comic series by Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, about a 1930s era treasure hunter possessed by five literary ghosts (Merlin, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Musashi, and Dracula) whose unique abilities he can draw on during his adventures.

The post SyFy in Development on Five Ghosts Adaptation appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Kristen Stewart Glams Up in a Sheer Minidress, Bold Makeup For Camp X-Ray Premiere

7 October 2014 5:31 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Welcome back to the red carpet, Kristen Stewart! The Twilight Saga actress, 24, has been holding out on us the last couple of months: She hasn’t been spotted gussied up for a red carpet since her appearance at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2014. But good things come to those who wait! On Monday, Oct. 6, the Snow White and the Huntsman actress stepped out to the New York premiere of her latest film, Camp X-Ray, in which she plays a soldier stationed in Guantanamo Bay. Fitting, then, [...] »

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