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Ghost In The Shell live action feature moves forward

Scarlett Johansson targeted for lead role

Ben Gourlay | Oct 16, 2014 at 08:47 pm CDT (0 mins, 35 secs reading time)

It seems that Hollywood live action adaptations of cult anime classics 'Akira' and 'Ghost In The Shell' have been stuck in development hell for years now.. because they have. Well, at least for the latter, it seems the train is moving forward.

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According to reports today, Dreamworks Pictures have offered the title role to Scarlett Johansson, who has proved her action skills in the 'The Avengers', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and 'Lucy'. Rupert Sanders, who helmed 2012's 'Snow White and the Huntsman' is on board for directorial duties. Marvel honcho Ari Arad is producing.

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'Ghost In The Shell' currently doesn't have a release date, but would be expected to be 2017 at the earliest.

Ben Gourlay

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Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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