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Ghost in the Shell CG film to be produced by Dreamworks

Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga

Just months after announcements of such films as the live-action Akira, Dragonball, and CGI Astro Boy, and mere weeks before the release of the Wachowski Brothers’ Speed Racer live-action film, Dreamworks and Steven Spielberg have revealed plans to helm a computer-generated film adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell manga (not the 1995 anime film).

Plans are still vague, but the little that is known includes that Spielberg will have some sort of part in the film (direction or production is unspecified). The screenplay will be written by Jamie Moss (Street Kings, Last Man Home), and Ari Arad (Spiderman 1-3, X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man), among others, will produce.

So, what’s your opinion of this development? Do you think that Ghost in the Shell and Akira can establish themselves as serious contenders amongst such shallower films as Speed Racer, Dragonball Z, and Astro Boy? Could Spielberg possibly mess this up!?

[via Variety]

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