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Pilou Asbęk signs up for Ghost In The Shell

11.10.2015

That live-action GHOST IN THE SHELL film that very few fans seem all that enamored with continues moving forward, and today DreamWorks added another significant piece.

Pilou Asbæk has signed on to co-star opposite Scarlett Johansson as Batou, second in command in the army and the best fighter in his covert ops units of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission - a group the film will closely follow.

This isn't the first time Asbæk and Johansson will be working together, as they did share the screen in the surprise hit LUCY. Asbæk's star has been on the rise as of late, landing a major role as Pontius Pilate in the new BEN-HUR for MGM, and he'll also be appearing in the next season of GAME OF THRONES.

It'll be interesting to see how mainstream GHOST IN THE SHELL shapes up to be, as that's ultimately where the success of the adaptation rests. Hardcore fans have made their issues abundantly clear, but they alone won't be able to support this film when it happens one way or another. We'll have to keep an eye on each piece that's put in place by director Rupert Sanders as this project gets closer to becoming a reality.

GHOST IN THE SHELL is scheduled to be released on March 31, 2017.

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Source: Variety

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2:17AM on 11/11/2015
I seriously can't picture him as Batou. Not even with Morpheus' glasses.
I seriously can't picture him as Batou. Not even with Morpheus' glasses.
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