Monday, January 5, 2015

Scarlett Johansson signs on for Ghost in the Shell

It's been rumored for some time, but now it's official: Variety is reporting that Scarlett Johansson will star in a live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. The film is to be produced by Dreamworks, and will be directed by Rupert Sanders, who's previous directing credits include Snow White and the Huntsman and...well, just that, it turns out.

So yes, with white-washed casting and an inexperienced director who's only known for a terrible film, this has disaster written all over it. I can't wait to see what English name they'll give her - Mary Carter or something, probably. Look, Hollywood, we just dodged the Akira American remake bullet, why do you keep doing this?

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