Disney’s Live-Action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Movie to Begin Filming in 2016, Says Scarlett Johansson

By Marie delos Santos | 2 years ago
Disney’s Live-Action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Movie to Begin Filming in 2016, Says Scarlett Johansson

“Ghost in the Shell” live-action movie is still a year away from its release, but actress Scarlett Johansson revealed that the movie will begin its production in early 2016. Read on to learn more about this scoop.

Disney already has a jam-packed schedule of hit movies awaiting its fans and “Ghost in the Shell” movie is one of them. “Ghost in the Shell” movie is based on the hit Japanese cyber-police manga/anime under the same name.


“Avengers: Age of Ultron” star Scarlett Johansson recently dished out some details about her upcoming film, “Ghost in the Shell.” Speaking to Collider, Johansson said that the live-action movie, “Ghost in the Shell” is finally happening.

“It will be shooting the beginning of next year, so I think we start production January or February and it’s me and Rupert [Sanders]; and that’s all I know,” the 30-year-old actress told the outlet.

Disney’s Dreamworks acquired live-action filming rights in 2008, making it a dream come true for fans to see the manga finally materialize on the big screen after nine years.

“Ghost in the Shell” will be directed by Rupert Sanders, who worked with Kristen Stewart in the movie “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Sanders will be working on a script written by William Wheeler. Steven Paul, Mark Sourian and Avi Arad will be producing.

Meanwhile, Johansson’s role in “Ghost in the Shell” movie is still unclear. According to Jamie Lovett of ComicBook.com, Johansson’s participation in the movie may brush up on some practical and cultural issues. The outlet cited that while Johansson’s performance in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Lucy” were outstanding, it could possibly cause a controversy with the addition of a ‘white’ character in a purely Japanese film.

The outlet also quoted Felicia Day’s statement on the controversial casting of white actress, Rooney Mara to play the role of Tiger Lily, who is a Native American princess. It also expressed its opinions on how the movie would have fared better if the movie starred an up and coming Japanese actress, but Disney instead opted for Johansson, who will obviously rake in higher viewership.

“Ghost in the Shell” live-action movie is set for April 14, 2017 release. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.

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