Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has been chosen to star in the long mooted live-action Ghost in the Shell film being produced by Dreamworks, proving to be quite the shock for fans of the classic series.

Back in 2008, Dreamworks had obtained the license to make a live-action movie for the classic future-based drama, though very little news has been revealed about the movie since then, saving her involvement – unlikely to bode well for the fateful film.

The movie has been stated to still be in the pre-production stages, though Scarlett Johansson’s involvement may indicate the production phase is nearing – knowing Hollywood’s record for poor anime-to-movie adaptations however, chances of the film being an absolute atrocity is a high possibility.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:04 07/01/2015 # ! Good (+0.8)

    It's gonna be worse than Dragon Ball Evolution, or whatever it was called. Seriously, fuck Ziowood.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:48 07/01/2015 # ! Good (+0.8)

    i really hope gits doesn't get rehashed into something horrible and unrecognizable as it goes through the kosher sausage factory.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:19 07/01/2015 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Jews; Proving Hitler Right Since 1945

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:58 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Jews are some of the pettiest, least trustworthy people around according to the Bible. I am not even going to start counting the number of times they break their covenant and tempt the Lord.

    And these are the chosen people?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 05/03/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    jesus was jewish, just sayin..

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 09/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, let's turn this site into yet another jews vs non-jews place. That will be fun, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:31 09/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because it's not like you're too chicken shit to say that under a real username, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japs; Proving Truman Right Since 1945.

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    Comment by Erranty
    04:46 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sad but true.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Read the Bible and find who is the most evil set of people in the book. Once you find out attach it to them and you will have who they really are, hiding an identity they also stole along with the land. Clue, Book of Obadiah.

    Then there's figures in the Bible where they were confused for an Egyptian. Look at those paintings and see how can one confuse the skin color of one peoples with another? If you come to the same reason as I did, they can't unless somebody has been lying this whole time! Pulling the biggest lie in history!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 09/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean like what Mamouro Oshii did to manga when he made the first GitS movie?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Fuck you, you antisemetic shithole. Do you prefer to fuck your mother, or to fuck your dog?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:24 07/01/2015 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Why limit myself?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    to posting pointless shit on the net?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:34 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    suth up you black jews

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:52 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agreed; what the fuck is this Asian-hating kikesucker doing here on an Anime board if he does not love and stand up for Asian rights?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:49 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:22 07/01/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    It's going to suck there going to probably change the fuck out of the story

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    Comment by Tonyorobsky
    05:09 08/01/2015 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Hollywood didn't turn "All you need is kill" into shit.
    I hope the same can happen for "Ghost in the shell"...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:00 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    'Edge of Tomorrow' isn't a 100% faithful adaptation of 'All You Need Is Kill' and it was better for it. Taking inspiration and concepts and put their own spin with something resembling competent script-writing goes a long way. They at least put some effort into not making that movie utter shite.

    GitS seems to be taking the lazy path instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:28 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm mad about that actually. The manga had a politically incorrect scene with a negro chimping out. That would've been great to have in the film, but they changed it of course 'cause 'dass rayciss'.

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    Comment by Wierd Guy
    01:23 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Like always

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 07/01/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    So a white girl with a Japanese name? in future Japan? interesting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:20 08/01/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    what makes you think this will be set in japan? Why WOULD they leave it set in Japan? Because you said so? Grow up

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:49 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Jewllywood blockbuster in Japan? You being delusional. Also, Batou will be played by some nigger.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:18 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    keep it on the internet bitch boy

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 09/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He is keeping it on the internet o.O

    Comment by Anonymous

    actually Samuel Jackson would be perfect Aramaki, they will only have to shrink his height with some editing

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:16 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Do you really think they're gonna leave it in Japan? It's going to happen in US, one way or another.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:01 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should just make a GitS movie where while the setting is in the same universe as Ghost in the Shell, everything takes place in America, the agents are all American and they are dealing with problems on American soil. And none of that Motoko is American bullshit.

    And actually write a proper script instead of outright copying.

    That will at least not be utter dog poo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:21 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    How about John Hurt? I always thought of him as the prefect choice for the role.

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    Comment by Octopi
    06:01 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Excellent suggestion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:38 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    I hope they offered the position to Lucy Liu before Johansson.

    If we are putting white actors in the roles, I want to see Patrick Stewart do Aramaki.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:50 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aramaki is way to short and stocky to be played by Patrick Stewart. The guy is practically like a little chimp in his stature.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Danny DeVito... if this trainwreck is going to explode, let it explode spectacularly!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    not enough hair

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:16 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does it really matter if the actress doesn't look Japanese/Asian at all? Motoko is a cyborg or whatever with an artificial body and anime characters don't really look Asian anyways.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:57 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    That... I would absolutely love to see.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I want to see children fuckin

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:11 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    go to jail

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:03 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    WHITEWASH! Who would be the one for tell George Takei!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:52 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, this one is difficult for me, I am fan of both, Gits and SJ. Lucy wasn't bad movie, but there is great chance that Gits live action will suck, but I will go to a cinema to watch it because of Scarlett, I love her since Lost in translation

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    22:40 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lucy was a terrible movie.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:45 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like how you got voted down for being the only positive voice on this board. Says a lot about Sankaku commenters. I agree with you for the most part. I don't have any faith in this project but they could have done a lot worse than SJ. My only problem is the director.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:46 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    well I was at work and didn't notice downvoting, someone must have upvote me back to zero in meantime :-)

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:27 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm probably the only person who finds her ugly

    to me she's really ugly and has barely any acting talent

    Comment by WEL
    13:31 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    she's not my type either but she definitely can't act, on that we can agree.

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    Comment by Shn275
    17:27 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm not surprised. Margot Robbie was also rumored at one point for the role. smdh.

    So let me guess, Hollywood's explanation for casting a white woman as the Major is "she's in a prosthetic body or she's a cyborg so she doesn't have to be Asian". It's the same bullshit excuse they used for Goku in that shit stain of a movie: "since he's an alien he doesn't have to be Asian".

    So what, they think casting big name actors will draw ppl in or make them look past the obvious whitewashing!? I'm sorry but fuck that. I enjoy most of Samuel L. Jackson's films, but you couldn't pay me to watch that fucked up attempt at a Kite film adaptation he starred in. They even cast a white actress as Sawa in that film; and yes she kept her Japanese name.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 09/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's a live action Kite movie?

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    Comment by Shn275
    17:15 19/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Excuse me. Could you remind me, who Japanese casted for the roles of white characters in Shingeki no Kyojin?

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    Comment by Dia
    23:09 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Didn't we come to the conclusion that generic race in anime is Japanese, not white?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:02 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Really? The only Asian in the series is Mikasa and she's only half...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 09/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only conclusion is that the ethnicity of the actor/actress cannot match the ethnicity of the character in the anime/manga when it comes to live-action.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    jeager = hunter in german

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:46 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not if they have European names. If you're drinking the koolaid THAT much there is no hope or you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:01 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think jaeger, is a Japanese name...

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:20 08/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was wrong too. But you have to admit there are probably not that many white actors that would fit those roles and speak Japanese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:41 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm more expecting them to take the show idea of Ghost in the Shell and transplant it to the US. So it would be Section 9 in LA or NY and the characters will be American. Location and character names/nationality are not what makes Ghost in the Shell such a great story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:53 07/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    As much as I'd love to keep the original story I do think this is probably what they are going for. Most of the time when they try to remake an anime into live action it fails but when they reimagine it then it works. Take half of the anime -> jdrama/kdrama stuff and you'll see its true. The closer they are to the original the more likely it will fail.

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