For years, Dreamworks has been been trying to get a Hollywood version of the cult animated film “Ghost in the Shell” off the ground. The studio has already gone through several screenwriters (including “Shutter Island” scribe Laeta Kalogridis and “The Hoax” writer William Wheeler), but now appears to be zeroing in on a director.
According to Deadline, “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders is being tapped by Dreamworks to adapt the 1995 Japanese anime classic. Sanders currently has a number of projects in development, but the lure of a Steven Spielberg-produced “Ghost” remake is probably enough to put those on hold.
Sci-fi movies have been hugely influenced by the classic anime film over the past 20 years, so it's no surprise that Hollywood are finally attempting to tackle the property. The Wachowskis have repeatedly cited the film as being a huge influence on “The Matrix” movies, and countless other filmmakers have been shaped by the cyberpunk police thriller.
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