‘Straight Outta Compton’ Writer To Overhaul Scarlett Johansson Thriller ‘Ghost In The Shell’

By Meghna Subhedhar | 1 year ago

Jonathan Herman, who was the man behind this summer’s big surprise hit, “Straight Outta Compton,” is all set to overhaul another script for Dreamworks International. The anime based thriller is going to hit the box office in 2017. Read on for more details.

We are going to get another sterling script from Jonathan Herman. The writer who gave us “Straight Outta Compton” has been rounded up to overhaul a live action anime based thriller for Dreamworks international.


The move, which has the title, “Ghost in a Shell,” will reportedly star Scarlett Johansson and is all set to be filmed in New Zealand.

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The story goes like this. Scarlett Johansson plays a special ops cyborg who is a part of a special task force. The task force is called Section 9 and has been set up by a cybernetics corporation called Hanka Robotics. Section 9 is tasked to stop the most devious groups of extremists and never-do-wells. Their current project is to stop a resistance group led by The Laughing Man, whose only focus is to destroy all of Hanka’s advancements in cybernetics technology.

The movie is going to be based on comic book writer Masamune Shirow’s hit Japanese comic books series with the same title. The film will be directed by Rupert Sanders.

It is scheduled to be launched into production in New Zealand sometime in early 2016. Judging by the way “Straight Outta Compton” worked, this movie will also likely have a terse screenplay and an engaging plot.

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We hope that Scarlett Johansson’s character is as engaging as her most famous role – the Black Widow from the Avengers.

The film is probably going to garner a lot of attention in the anime-manga circuit. The film will premiere on the box office on March 31, 2017.

The Hollywood Reporter reported the news first.


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