There has been quite a lot of talk about the plan to make a live-action movie adaptation of the hit anime series Ghost in the Shell, which seems to have fans divided on a number of the key issues. The biggest talking point has been the fact that Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson has been cast in the lead role for Ghost in the Shell, rather than casting an Asian actress.
Well, there has now been some new updates for the Ghost in the Shell project, as it has been confirmed that the project has now been removed from Disney's schedule for 2017, but it is not all as bad as it seems. The reason Disney has removed the movie from its slate, is due to the fact that Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks is making the movie, and they have now parted ways with Disney.
Dreamworks have now made a major deal with Universal, so you would expect that Universal will now distribute Ghost in the Shell rather than Disney. Well, you would be wrong, as it has since been confirmed that the movie will now be distributed by Paramount Pictures, who have reassured fans that they are sticking to the March 31, 2017 US release date.
As well as starring Scarlett Johansson, the Ghost in the Shell cast will also feature Pilou Asbaek, while Sam Riley has also been linked to the project. Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders will helm the project, which is looking to begin shooting in the very near future.
Do you think Scarlett Johansson is right to star in Ghost in the Shell?