This is something I don’t think anyone imagined would be announced this early on the process but here it is: Earlier this week it was revealed that the talented actress and all around beauty Scarlett Johansson had signed on to play the role of Motoko Kusanagi in the upcoming live-action adaptation of “Ghost In The Shell”.
Disney, who owns Touchstone Pictures, announced today that the film has been set for a release on the 14th of April, 2017. At two years away, it seems very odd to have such a specific release date but it is what it is and hopefully Disney, alongside all who will be making the film, stick to their guns and head for a smooth release without delays.
Clearly Johansson’s attachment to the film has made the green-lighting process a great deal swifter which will hopefully lead to a quick and fruitful few years of shooting and overall development. This is really exciting for Anime fans who’ve been waiting for something like this to happen for quite some time and with the success of “All You Need Is Kill” or “Edge Of Tomorrow” or “Live Die Repeat” or whatever the Tom Cruise movie is now calling itself, hopes are that “Ghost In The Shell” will continue what a lot of people think will eventually be a trend of Japanese pop culture adaptations.