Spielberg loves GHOST IN THE SHELL... so much so he wants Dreamworks to do it up live-action style!
Published at: April 15, 2008, 5:07 a.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. So, a story popped up on Variety this morning announcing that Dreamworks has nabbed the rights to do-up famous anime GHOST IN THE SHELL as a live action (and 3D) feature film.
The interesting part is that it was Spielberg himself who spearheaded the acquisition.
Avi and Ari Arad are attached to produce and took the project around, where it found its way to Spielberg who urged it to be brought into the fold at Dreamworks.
The plan is indeed to make it a 3D film, live action and STREET KINGS' Jamie Moss is attached to script the adaptation. No word yet on director.
I'm no anime fan, but you don't have to be one to love GHOST IN THE SHELL. It's one of the titles that reaches across genre lines. Curious to see how they handle the project... It'd be amazing if they kept the movie adult (read R-rating), but released it still as 3-D experience. We're getting some horror films in 3-D, which is cool, but I'd love to see a violent, big time sci-fi flick in 3D as well. You?