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DreamWorks announces Ghost in the Shell Live-Action Movie

+ posted by Xadyu in Anime News on Oct 28, 2009 22:18
The Matrix movies were great blockbusters, yet there were people who claimed it was a Ghost in the Shell rip-off. Well, here's good news for those people and the rest of us.



DreamWorks is developing a new movie of Ghost in the Shell, best known as the '95 anime movie based on Masamune Shirow's manga franchise. DreamWorks already set a scriptwriter on it, namely, Laeta Kalogridis, after his work on the upcoming Martin Scorsese thriller, "Shutter Island", which stars Leonadro DiCaprio, he decided to adapt the Japanese manga property, "Ghost in the Shell." Jamie Moss, who was hired last year to write the script, was fired from his position.

The brothers Avi and Ari Arad, together with Steven Paul of Seaside Entertainment are attached to produce the new 3-D Live Action feature film. The brothers Arad are most known for their works on comic books adapted movie's, which are basically all Marvel Live-Action movies and they even produced several episodes and TV animated series of Marvel. Seaside Entertainment's Steven Paul also worked on most of those films, but he's also know for his other works like A Dog of Flanders, Big Stan and his latest game-adapted movie, Tekken.



Created by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell first published back in 1989. It went on to generate two more manga editions and three anime film adaptions and an anime TV series. It's second move, "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" was also released by DreamWorks in 2004 in the U.S.

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#1. by armandoh (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
i think this can be good. ghost in the shell plot would look good in a live action movie :D of course i hope they do a good job. btw ppl please dont say anything like ¨this gonna be crap like dragon ball movie¨ because dragon ball didnt seem well in live action movie because of the plot and all that stuff XD
#2. by mugen (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
why can't america just stick to marvel and dc comics for their cruddy movies :/
#3. by nzz (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
its a coin toss whether it will be good or not

look at the producer...
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1354278/

of my personal preference:
on the upside: Iron Man (wasn't too bad)
on the downside: The Punisher, Ghostrider, The Incredible Hulk (ugh)

so based on this 1/4, so 25% chance it won't suck horribly
#4. by merru (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
I hope it won't go to the negative side(EPIC HOLLYWOOD STYLE!![kinda like DBE])
#5. by Teaparty (Scanlator)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
An american with that kind of purple hair and hairstyle? I don't see it...
#6. by Lynkobi17 (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
Wasn't this mentioned on another manga site?
I think it was mangahut

But good job on the announcement.
I thought it was just a FULL 3D Movie...
Having nothing to do with real characters being in it.
But whatever, good stuff
#7. by Ferocity (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
another epic anime about to be butchered by hollywood. wish they'd just leave this alone
#8. by different (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
You guys arent real anime fans.. or you would have known that in anime dark purpleish hair = black hair in real life...

Anyways don't forsake anime because hollywood is doing it.. I'm an american and one day I hope to help produce a live action movie of an anime.. My only chance is through the american entertainment industry.

How about you guys offer your help in this instead of waiting to see if they make it bad or not. Give suggestions etc like things that would help this movie succeed. Maybe they will listen.. since it is just starting out..
#9. by One Eyed Sharingan (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
i'm in fear to see the casts
#10. by Lee-tyme7 (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
Never heard of them Arad brothers, that's how sorry this movie is gonna turn out. Hopefully it wont tho. I wonder who will play the girl, maybe Angelina Jolie? She look like an Angelina Jolie. If not maybe Camilla Belle from "Push" & 10,000 b.c. she looks asian.
#11. by Revilenigma (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
*barfs*
#12. by benelori (<span style="font-weight: bold;font-style: italic; color: #404040;text-shadow: 0px 0px 8px #404040;">Hound of Shadow</span>)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
This is great...I like ghost in the shell very much...the philosophical approach is good, the action is good, plot, humor everything...I wonder though how a live action movie would look like...live action adaptations are mostly bad...we'll just have to wait I guess
#13. by clamz (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
"Never heard of them Arad brothers, that's how sorry this movie is gonna turn out. Hopefully it wont tho. I wonder who will play the girl, maybe Angelina Jolie? She look like an Angelina Jolie. If not maybe Camilla Belle from "Push" & 10,000 b.c. she looks asian."
ok, so you are not very bright. Did everyone know of George Lucas before Star Wars, or the Wachowski brothers before the Matrix? Obviously those were terrible movies because the directors were not well known. And you don't have to put an Asian looking person in an anime movie. Or maybe you can explain to me why almost none of the characters in mangas actually look like Japanese people.
#14. by Lee-tyme7 (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
Have you been reading mangas lately? Most of the location takes place in japan and for Ghost in the Shell especially. You just said it yourself those movie stank so how are these bros. going to do good.
Did you not remember "DragonBall Evolution?" The movie bomb at the box office cus they didn't cast an asian guy to play goku not only that but 90% of the fans want an asian goku. So wats wrong with an asian playing an asian manga character? If you know someone better lets hear it.
#15. by Xadyu (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
I never, but then I mean, never heard just one person saying they wanted an asian Goku. It's normal that the western people want .. Caucasian people as the lead, even more so, there are more non-asian people then actual asian people who look like Goku.

That the story takes place in Japan is one thing, it can easily change locations and stay just as good. But why would you want to hire asian people who don't even look like the manga characters since most of them don't have any asian looks. Especially in Ghost in the Shell.
#16. by armandoh (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
there we go. this movie is not made for fans >_> its made for ppl who usually see anime but only once a year or something like. and if someone dont know the anime they will just see it as a normal movie. indeed it doesnt need an asian. btw for the previous comments you r putting holywood as if it was shit O_O you cant say thx once in a while because they bring to us so many awesome movies? i love movies more than anime and that means i love holywood :D
#17. by Revilenigma (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
" But why would you want to hire asian people who don't even look like the manga characters since most of them don't have any asian looks. Especially in Ghost in the Shell."

WHAAA??? it takes place in japan with all japanese characters. It wouldn't make any sense if you have an all white japanese public security force, amirite?

and isn't this going to be an all cg movie? ugh that might even be worse.
#18. by rukiah (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 29, 2009
oO its just....amazing!!!
The Punisher is a good movie. -.-
#19. by Helltroll (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
Please spare us with this shit....
#20. by Laika (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
Adapting from Shirow's work might give Hollywood more leeway but honestly I prefer Oshii's and Kamiyama's vision of GITS more than Shirow's.
#21. by HASJ (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
After The King of Fighters, I lost my hope on adaptations.
#22. by This Guy (Registered User)
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
@ different; right now the best advice i can give is DONT BUTCHER IT! if we can get somebody that sticks to the storyline and keeps things in line with the anime and manga then it may turn out well; maybe you can be the producer that im talkin about, but for now, anime to live action is not one of america's strong points(by the way, i am also an american)

and @Lee-tyme; you dont have to casting an asian person is not going to make it any better; the reason dragonball bombed is because they changed too many things, it wasnt even dragonball, just a rip-off of it
#23. by mechworrior (Registered User)
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
uhh for all those who says it might turn out well.. consider the fact that even japanese Live Action fail sometimes, and they dont even change the stuff that much

now we consider Hollywood.. im not saying they are not capable of making good live actions... they are more than capable.. they are not willing.. there is no investment. which in turn gives birth to pieces of shit like DBE...

with the Right amount of CG and Casting this would look amazing as a movie.
but i seriously doubt they actually have that much budget, which would lead me to think this is going to turn out pretty horrible
#24. by Ochi_Taftotita (Registered User)
Posted on Dec 6, 2009
>>consider the fact that even japanese Live Action fail sometimes, and they dont even change the stuff that much



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