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Scarlet Johannson Takes Lead Role In Live-Action Ghost In The Shell

It's time for all Scarlet Johannson and GIS fans to rejoice as Variety finally confirmed that the Avengers actress has finally confirmed her role as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow's cyberpunk masterpiece, Ghost in the Shell.

The movie will be produced by Avi Arad, who is well known for producing hit Marvel Superhero movies like Spider-man, X-men and Blade and Steven Paul (Baby Geniuses) with Steven Spielberg backing them up. The movie's story takes place in a futuristic Japan where Cyber and Techno Crime runs rampant. Stopping this disease are a bunch of covert-ops unit lead by the beautiful cyborg babe, Major Motoko Kusanagi.

The upcoming live-action movie will be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) while William Wheeler will handle the script for this Dreamworks project.

Source: Superhero Hype

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4 Responses
  1. V Says:

    Because they couldn't get Rinko Kikuchi, Devon Aoki, Rila Fukushima or ANY Asian actress to play her. Not surprised with the casting decision, but does anyone remember "The Last Airbender", "Dragonball Evolution", "Edge of Tomorrow" or "Power Rangers Samurai"?

  2. Snow White, baby geniuses and Spider-Man? That's the pedigree we have on this thing? The only way it could be worse is if Shyamalan got his horrid Last Airbender mits on it...

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Spiderman, X-Men, and Blade... why does that not ease my low expectations?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    First 2 Blade's were good, too bad the wasn't done when Lucy Lawless was young. - Buy Video Games for Consoles and PC - From Japan, Korea and other Regions
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