This could be really good, or…

Scarlett Johansson to star in live action adaption of Ghost in the Shell. Loved the animated movie and the series. If they stay faithful to the source material, this could work. But live action adaptations have a pretty poor record. I’m looking your way, Dragonball: Evolution. Which I somehow own, though I never bought it or sought it out in any way. I just found it one day in my DVD cabinet while reorganizing it. Kind of suspicious, if you ask me.

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  1. Glad you posted this, I had been meaning too. Did you notice half the internet was uproarious over the choice of Scarlett, calling this a Hollywood “white washing”? I agree, I can’t imagine they will keep her “Motoko” name. Major Marjorie?

    1. I’m sure they’ll white wash it to a certain extent. Isn’t ‘Merica generally portrayed unfavorably in the series? I’m sure they’ll shit-can that. I’ve never seen the point in changing names to Englishize them. I would think the uniqueness of the Japanese names would help to make them into more defined and memorable characters to the audience. But then, I’m not a coke snortin’ movie exec, so what do I know?

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