Ghost In The Shell Movie About To Get Wolf Of Wall Street Actress To Go Cyberpunk

By Luca Saitta , Updated Sep 04, 2014 08:41 AM EDT
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A big budget film adaptation of the classic manga Ghost In The Shell is moving forward with Snow White & The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. The production is in talks with actress Margot Robbie who made a splash last year in Martin Scorsese's hilarious The Wolf Of Wall Street.

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Hollywood certainly doesn't have the best track record when it comes to adapting classic manga or anime. Anyone remember Dragonball: Evolution? Well, at least Chow-Yun Fat got paid for that one. In Ghost In The Shell, cyborg government agent Motoko Kusanagi fights a villain called the Puppeteer (or Puppet Master, depending on which translation you're following) in a dystopian cyberpunk future.

Writer Bill Wheeler is said to be adapting the manga by Masamune Shirow rather than the very popular 1995 anime version by Mamuro Oshii. To be completely honest, though, that's what Hollywood adaptations of already-adapted stories usually say.

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While Margot Robbie is a great actress, Rupert Sanders is less of a sure thing. Anyone who's seen Snow White & The Huntsman knows he can make a movie look really pretty, so at least Niihama will look gorgeous, but Snow White kind of faltered when people had to act like humans and emanate empathy.

For a story that is actually ABOUT humanity, that might get problematic. Do you think Robbie could cancel out Sanders?

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