‘Straight Outta Compton’ Scribe to Rewrite ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Script

The Live-Action Adaptation

According to THR, Straight Outta Compton screenwriter Jonathan Herman has been set to rewrite the upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie, which has Scarlett Johansson set to star with Snow White and the Huntsman‘s Rupert Sanders directing.

The previous Ghost in the Shell drafts was penned by William Wheeler and Jamie Moss. The live-action film adaptation of the classic manga by Masamune Shirow will go into production in New Zealand in the first part of 2016.

The rights to Shirow’s cyberpunk manga were picked up by Dreamworks Pictures back in 2008 with plans to use the latest 3D technology to film a bit of a passion project for Steven Spielberg.

To date, Johansson is the only actor attached to the project that will take place in a sci-fi futuristic setting, where a cybord special ops agent (Johansson) leads an elite task force called Section 9 on a mission to aprehend a cyber-terrorist known as the Puppet Master.

Ghost in the Shell is slated for release on March 31, 2017. Until we have more news, you can watch the trailer for the new original video animation, Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie.

It’s truly an iconic franchise in the world of anime, but this animation is basically TV-quality and the english dub is pretty over the top. Speaking of the live-action project, I am optimistic until proven to be disappointed. It is also worth mentioning that The WachowskisMatrix ripped off “Ghost in the Shell.”