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Ghost in the 3D Shell?

10.23.2009

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I'm admittedly not an authority when it comes to anime, but even I was able 14 years ago to recognize the first GHOST IN THE SHELL as a kick-ass sci-fi gem that blew the doors wide open. And just like my other introduction to that style, AKIRA, it seems that the threat of a live action remake has been looming for ever.

That threat might very well materialize soon according to Variety, as Dreamworks have contracted NIGHT WATCH scribe Laeta Kalogridis to adapt the source manga into a live-action film. In obligatory 3D. I'm fresh out of original ways to express how that 3D wave annoys me, so I'll let y'all implement your own.

It'll be the studio's second attempt to bring the project forth since buying the rights last year; writing duties had then been entrusted to Jamie Moss who's sole previous credits is the Keannu Reeves misfire STREET KINGS. Avi Arad and his brother Ari (must've been confusing in that household when they were kids...) are producing.

There is indeed material for a really cool sci-fi film in there, but the original was perfect as it was and stands the test of time pretty well so far. So I'm putting myself on the F*ck-No side of that argument for now, until someones manages to change my mind. What say the rest of us?

Extra Tidbit: Can't say I've ever read the manga though. What do fans of those think?
Source: Variety

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11:33PM on 10/25/2009
maybe if they have a hardcore lesbian sex scene in 3D, otherwise nix the fad.

Wonder if they'll try and keep it based in Japan, because I can't think of a single Japanese actress who has the looks, talent and can speak English fluently. Futuristic L.A. here we come.
maybe if they have a hardcore lesbian sex scene in 3D, otherwise nix the fad.

Wonder if they'll try and keep it based in Japan, because I can't think of a single Japanese actress who has the looks, talent and can speak English fluently. Futuristic L.A. here we come.
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2:04PM on 10/24/2009

No living woman

Is hot enough, bad ass enough, or indestructible enough to portray the Major. The only way to do her right is 100% GGI. I don't think they must render a completely convincing human because Kusanagi does not have a human body. But, really, as long as shes Japanese and they have the hardcore lesbianism from the manga I don't care what they do.
Is hot enough, bad ass enough, or indestructible enough to portray the Major. The only way to do her right is 100% GGI. I don't think they must render a completely convincing human because Kusanagi does not have a human body. But, really, as long as shes Japanese and they have the hardcore lesbianism from the manga I don't care what they do.
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6:09PM on 10/23/2009
Everything depends on who they get to play Motoko.
Perhaps Christina Ricci?
Bruce Willis as Batou? Naw...too old...Liev Schreiber?
William Macy as Aramaki?
For Togusa anyone but Keanu Reeves.
Everything depends on who they get to play Motoko.
Perhaps Christina Ricci?
Bruce Willis as Batou? Naw...too old...Liev Schreiber?
William Macy as Aramaki?
For Togusa anyone but Keanu Reeves.
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4:09PM on 10/23/2009
Give it to the Wachowskis. I know that's ironic, given that The Matrix was heavily inspired by GITS. But The Matrix is the closest mode-of-approach for a GITS movie that I am willing to accept. So lets go balls-to-the-wall and let the Wachowskis do it.

On 3D: I'll be avoiding that shit. The obligatory 2D extraction will certainly be screening as well, so I'll catch that.
Give it to the Wachowskis. I know that's ironic, given that The Matrix was heavily inspired by GITS. But The Matrix is the closest mode-of-approach for a GITS movie that I am willing to accept. So lets go balls-to-the-wall and let the Wachowskis do it.

On 3D: I'll be avoiding that shit. The obligatory 2D extraction will certainly be screening as well, so I'll catch that.
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2:30PM on 10/23/2009

"I'm fresh out of original ways to express how that 3D wave annoys me"

Perfectly said... I completely agree.
Perfectly said... I completely agree.
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12:26PM on 10/23/2009

not in 3D :(

well, the 3D part kind of puts me off a bit, i think a live action filme of ghost in the shell has potential and it can work very well, but in 3D? i think not, enough with the 3D already...
well, the 3D part kind of puts me off a bit, i think a live action filme of ghost in the shell has potential and it can work very well, but in 3D? i think not, enough with the 3D already...
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9:22AM on 10/23/2009
3D? Well...there goes another movie I would have been interested in and paid to see.
3D? Well...there goes another movie I would have been interested in and paid to see.
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9:06AM on 10/23/2009
She's not so bad. She also wrote the screenplays for Scorsese's Shutter Island and another live-action anime, James Cameron's Battle Angel.
She's not so bad. She also wrote the screenplays for Scorsese's Shutter Island and another live-action anime, James Cameron's Battle Angel.
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