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Ghost in the Shell: Live-action?

Thursday 4th September 2014


Will it be Robbie the robot...?

Margot RobbieHollywood blog Deadline reports that DreamWorks is in "early talks" with actress Margot Robbie to play the leading role in a live-action version of Ghost in the Shell.  The actress, whose most prominent splash was in the recent Wolf of Wall Street, would be taking the as-yet unnamed role -- retaining the name "Motoko Kusanagi" is unlikely, although even in the original manga, that was a pseudonym with resonances equivalent to "Jane Excalibur."



There have, of course, been many previous rumours about a live-action version of Ghost in the Shell, ever since Steven Spielberg personally got behind the acquisition of the rights in 2008 -- if he's sitting on a seven-year option, then he needs to get something off the ground before 2015. The director currently attached to the project is Rupert Sanders (Snow White & the Huntsman), for a script by William Wheeler (The Reluctant Fundamentalist). But if you were wondering what all the fuss was about, then you can find out for yourself by buying the Blu-ray of the original anime...

Ghost in the Shell, the Limited Edition Steelbook, will be released on UK Blu-ray on 29th September.

Buy it now
 

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