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Reports say Scarlett Johansson is on board for Ghost In The Shell…

January 5th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Further to reports late last year (here) that Black widow herself, Scarlett Johansson, was up for the lead in the big screen adaptation of Ghost in the shell, it looks like it’s now close to being a done deal…

The movie from Dreamworks will be directed by Rupert Sanders from a script by Bill Wheeler and tells the story of an operative of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission whose job is fighting technological crime.

Deadline Hollywood are reporting that Johansson was offered the movie a while back but was unsure about coming on board. However, sources are now reporting that she has accepted the role.

So, do you think this is a good choice? Do you even want this classic Manga adapted by an American studio?

Source: Variety


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….