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GHOST IN THE SHELL: Rupert Sanders Directing Anime-to-Film Adaptation

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Rupert Sanders Directing Ghost in the Shell. The selection of Rupert Sanders answers the question of who will direct the live-action, Ghost in the Shell film adaptation. This DreamWorks movie has been gestating in Hollywood for some time but with a director attached, the project finally looks as though it is moving forward.

On the other people behind the scenes of this Ghost in the Shell adaptation:

script from William Wheeler…The film is being produced by Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul.

On Ghost in the Shell‘s history:

Ghost in the Shell is a Japanese media franchise originally published as a seinen manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The manga, first serialized in 1989 under the subtitle of The Ghost in the Shell, and later published as its own tank?bon volumes by Kodansha, told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in the mid 21st century of Japan.

Animation studio Production I.G has produced several different anime adaptations of Ghost in the Shell, starting with the 1995 film of the same name, telling the story of Section 9’s investigation of the Puppet Master. The television series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex followed in 2002, telling an alternate story from the manga and first film, featuring Section 9’s investigations of government corruption in the Laughing Man and Individual Eleven incidents. The year 2013 saw the start of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise film series with the release of the first two episodes. The third and final episode in the series is set to be released on June 28th, 2014.

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Source: Deadline, Wikipedia

 

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