Publisher Kodansha and Japanese animation company Production I.Gare collaborating to create a new Ghost in the Shell anime project. The film will serve as a reboot and is set to be co-directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed).
This news follows on from the release of the live-action movie starring Scarlett Johansson, which is going to cost Paramount in the region of $60 million following its underperformance at the box office, something the studio has put down to the controversy surrounding the whitewashing of several of its characters.
Let us know in the comments below what you think of a new animated Ghost in the Shell project entering development, and what you thought of the recent Hollywood adaptation….
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.
Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha), Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence), Danusia Samal (Tyrant), Lasarus Ratuere (Terra Nova), Yutaka Izumihara (Unbroken) and Tuwanda Manyimo (The Rover).