It’s been just about a year since we’ve had anything to report in regards to DreamWorks’ upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation, so we’re pretty sure that you’re hungry for more. And more is precisely what’s in store for you today!
Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in the film, which is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman). The actress recently had the offer to star but was undecided about taking the role, and now she’s officially on board.
Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing the film from a script by Bill Wheeler. Mark Sourian is exec producing.
Insiders also tell Variety that Paramount has the option to come on as co-producer and financier and that decision is expected in the coming weeks.
Created by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell was first published in 1989 by Kodansha, one of the largest publishing companies in Japan. The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.