I guess it might actually happen. Steven Spielberg has been wanting to make Ghost in the Shell into a live action film forever. I saw Ghost in the Shell for the first time some fifteen years ago. I fell in love with the movie, it's still one of my favorites. The original movie was directed by Mamoru Oshii (1996) and based on the manga series of the same name created by Masamune Shirow.

Laeta Kalogridis is writing the live action script. She also wrote the script for Shutter Island.

Kalogridis told (UGO.com last month) "I can say that Ghost in the Shell was a seminal visual experience. It has spawned so much amazing — not just direct stuff, like the television series — but The Matrix and the evolution of cyberpunk. For me, it is an meaningful as [William Gibson's] Neuromancer."

This is probably going to suck a lot.

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