Dreamworks to Make Live-Action 3D Ghost in the Shell Movie!
Wow, I can’t believe I actually have something in common with Steven Spielberg: We’re both a huge fan of the 1995 anime movie “Ghost in the Shell”. Okay, so maybe that’s a stretch, but what’s not a stretch is that Spielberg liked the movie enough that he personally pursued the movie rights to the film, and has gotten it for Dreamworks to produce as a live-action 3D feature length movie. Yes, that’s right, folks — “Ghost in the Shell” is coming to a movie screen near you, with real people!
Story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.
Created by Masamune Shirow, “Ghost in the Shell” was first published in 1989. It went on to generate two additional manga editions, three anime film adaptations, an anime TV series and three videogames. The second anime film, “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence,” was released in the U.S. by DreamWorks in 2004.
Dreamworks has assigned Jamie Moss to write the film, with Avi Arad and Steven Paul of Seaside Entertainment producing.
How cool would it be if they kept the original soundtrack from the 1995 movie?