Production now underway on Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Thursday, April 14th, 2016. Filed under: Books Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have confirmed that production has now started on the upcoming film adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell.”

Scarlett Johansson plays cyborg police cop Kusanagi in the latest adaptation of "Ghost in the Shell". © Business Wire Ghost in the Shell

Scarlett Johansson plays cyborg police cop Kusanagi in the latest adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell”.
© Business Wire
Ghost in the Shell

Based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series, the comics were previously brought to the big screen by Mamoru Oshii in his iconic 1995 Japanese anime film.

This new adaptation sees Rupert Sanders of “Snow White and the Huntsman” directing, with Scarlett Johansson in the lead role as cyborg police cop Kusanagi.

Other confirmed cast members include Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, and Japanese actor and director Beat Takeshi Kitano.

“Ghost in the Shell” is due to be released in the US on March 31, 2017.

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