Paramount and Dreamworks’ upcoming live-action movie adaptation of the classic anime movie, Ghost in the Shell, may have had some mixed reactions, but it is still coming in with a lot of hype. Recently, gaming website, IGN, made a comparison video, which compares several cuts taken from the original anime, as well as the recently-released trailer.
IGN did admit they took some liberties in making the comparison video, however, this also makes it seem that the new Hollywood live-action movie is doing all it can to stay loyal to the original, which is quite rare in Hollywood.
The live-action Ghost in the Shell movie is slated to premiere on March 21, 2017, and boasts an international cast which will make up Section 9. Ghost in the Shell original director and writer, Mamoru Oshii, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex director and writer, Kenji Kamiya, and Ghost in the Shell musical composer, Kenji Kawai, previously visited the set and posed with the film’s stars, including Scarlett Johansson herself.
Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders is at the helm of the project as director, and DreamWorks Pictures producing the movie. DreamWorks executive and legendary director, Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, E.T., Indiana Jones) is a huge fan of the original anime movie and has wanted this project to be realized for a long time now, and with the filming of the classic manga already started, Spielberg is finally getting what he wants.
So what do you think of Scarlett Johansson possibly playing Motoko Kusanagi? Will this go the “Edge of Tomorrow” route and be a huge success, or will this go the “Dragon Ball Evolution” route and fail miserably? Only time will tell so let’s keep our fingers crossed.
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[VIDEO] Animation vs. Live-action video compares cuts from anime and Ghost in the Shell movie trailer