0 Items | £0.00


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


was £



Valentine’s Day is just round the corner and whether you’re spending it alone or with that special someone, we’ve got a selection of titles perfect for the occasion.
With the release of Dragon Ball Z Kai Season 1 now available to fans on both Blu-ray and DVD, we take a look at what sets Kai and Z apart.

Mondo Does Ghost in the Shell

Strange things afoot at SDCC booth #835
On sale now at the San Diego Comic Con in a limited edition of only 325 prints, Kilian Eng's beautiful Ghost in the Shell poster for Mondo. It's a thing of beauty made specially to commemorate the 25th anniversary.

Cosplay: One Piece

Paul Jacques snaps another anime costumer
Jordan Yeo as Trafalgar Law from One Piece, a.k.a. the Surgeon of Death.


Jack Neighbour prepares you for life in Japan
Hopefully you found the first three offerings in last weeks part one informative and you’d had ample time to calm your nerves and research a new country to emigrate to. So without further hesitation, let's complete the list.

Cosplay: Dragon Ball Z

Paul Jacques goes on the prowl at the London Super Comic Con
Cosplayer Kasey Wolfe goes for a beardy version of Gohan from Dragon Ball Z, caught by our roving photographer Paul Jacques at the London Super Comic Con. Dragon Ball Z is out now on UK DVD from Manga Entertainment.

Tezuka's 101 Dalmatians

Andrew Osmond unearths a little-known cross-over
It’s a Japanese translation by Minoru Kume of the classic British children’s book, The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith, with about seventy Tezuka illustrations in his characteristically cartoony style.

Princess Mononoke

Andrew Osmond celebrates Miyazaki’s green movie on Blu-ray
In Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke, the hero is a warrior youth in a mythical, medieval “Japan” not yet a nation; rather it’s a fantasy bordering on Middle-Earth and the Wild West.
Charlotte visits the Himouto! Umaru-chan cafe in Tokyo.

Attack on Titan: The Interview

Katsuhiko Kitada, Ryotaro Makihara and George Wada talk Titans
The cheering shakes the roof of the ExCel Centre. It’s October 2013, we’re at MCM London Comic Con, and the audience at the Attack on Titan panel has just been asked if they’d like a second season.
Contact Us   |   Refund Policy   |   Delivery Times   |   Privacy statement   |   Terms & Conditions
Please note your card statement will show billing by MVM. Ghost in the Shell: Live-action? from the UK's best Anime Blog.