Ghost in the Shell is one of those mastpeices of Anime like Akira that hold up over the years. It is among my favourite animated films of all time.
Now Dreamworks is trying to make it a live action film again.
DreamWorks has hired screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis to adapt the Ghost in the Shell manga into a futuristic live-action 3D police thriller.
As with any film with as many rich visuals and effects, I worry that the undertaking to make a faithful adaptation will cost more than Avatar, and therein lies its risk to make its money back.
I personally am excited to see some of these animated wonders be given life as a live action feature and I don’t jump to the conclusion that they will rape the Asian stylings out of the film like everyone assumes the Akira adaptation will do.
Not saying they won’t, but I have faith that if they are choosing these as source material, they will want to be faithful to it to some extent.
This project was shelved when Speilberg tried to roll the ball, so who knows if this has more legs or not.
I hope it does!