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Ghost in the Shell live action Hollywood movie project is revived again. I really don't know what to say about this...

It didn't mean that I am questioning Mr. Spielberg capabilities as producer. He have tons of great movie as both director and producer, and he also has a reputation as a sci-fi fan. His decision on taking William Wheeler as the writer seems solid enough for me, and I didn't watch Snow White and The Huntsman yet so there's no way I could judge the director.

The only problem I saw in this project is Hollywood trend to white washing lead characters in adaptation movie. All GITS major characters are Japanese, and if they change their names and origin, could we still called the movie Ghost in the Shell? They could argue that Motoko has prosthetic body, so she could chose Caucasian female as her shell, but what about the rest of the team? And if they stick to all characters true origin, to see some girl like Milla Jovovich or Scarlett Johansson called Major Motoko Kusanagi is still going to be weird.

It's different situation if Dreamworks decide to buy Appleseed licence. Both lead characters don't have Asian origin, and even Bri don't have real face anymore so audience will only hear his voice. It's like we watch a dubbed version of the anime. They only need to cast two Japanese actors to play the role of Hitomi and her boyfriend.

But maybe it will be more wise to stay away from adapting any anime, right? Do you have any comment on this, Shirow fans?

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RyugaSSJ3 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
At least we're not dealing with CGI!!! Holy crap did that get tiresome or what?! At least Live-action will remedy some the problem of the horrendous CGI by Appleseed. 
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