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Sanders Picked To Helm Live-Action "Ghost In The Shell"

Sanders Picked To Helm Live-Action

Dreamworks takes a step forward in adapting the late 1980s manga property.



Source: Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Project Signs Up Director Rupert Sanders

Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) has been signed on to direct the live-action version of Masamune Shirow's (Appleseed) cyberpunk manga/anime, Ghost in the Shell. The license to this project was acquired in 2008 by Dreamworks, with a script going through several writers, ultimately landing in the hands of William Wheeler. It's unclear on whether the film will be based more on the manga or anime, but early drafts were based on the manga. Dreamworks co-founder Stephen Spielberg (oh come on, surely you know what he was involved with) has expressed his enthusiam for the property in the past.

Ghost in the Shell (or Kōkaku Kidōtai as it's known in Japan) tells the tales of the special operations task force Public Security Section 9. Major Motoko Kobayashi, an augmented-cybernetic human serves as the main protagonist solving mysteries and crimes involving technology, politics and terrorism in early 21st century Japan.

The Ghost in the Shell manga was released in the USA, originally by Dark Horse Comics and later by Kodansha Comics USA. The animated film was distributed internationally by Manga Entertainment, it's sequel by Go Fish Pictures and Bandai Entertainment. The television anime, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and it's second season, 2nd GIG, aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. A release date for the live-action movie is currently TBA.

Ghost in the Shell anime movie trailer:

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Along Complex television anime trailer:





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