>EXCLUSIVE: DreamWorks has made a deal with Snow White And The Huntsman helmer Rupert Sanders to direct Ghost In The Shell, a live-action film based on the Japanese manga futuristic police thriller that has a new script from William Wheeler. The film is being produced by Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul. Fueled by the personal passion of Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks acquired the project several years ago with ambitious plans to shoot it in 3D.
Checked the catalog didn't see a thread up. Looking forward to this. Hopefully they don't change the setting too much,
>The film is being produced by Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul.
>based on the Japanese manga futuristic police thriller that has a new script from William Wheeler.
>Wheeler scripted Hoax and The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Avi Arad is kind of a weaboo.
It's not going to see the light of day
I seriously hope they pick mary elizabeth winston to be motoko.
She looks like her, but I don't think she's a very good actor. I don't know who else should play it though, I'm not that familiar with actresses.
Enjoy your Hollywood movie. They are always better than what the Japanese make. Trust us, we are God's chosen people.
This, way to ruin one of the few nice and old things manga ahs left.
I remember when they said they were gonna make a live action Noir and a live action Akira.
I hope it flops.
Why can't Hollywood keep their grimy hands away from anime? They have to milk the shit out of everything.
>live action by Hollywood
I wonder why?
At this point Hollywood seems to be devoid of fresh ideas so is now looking outward for it's next cashcow. It's already dug up and shit on the classics in it's own repertoire.
Hollywoods creative talent is on TV. budget movies are devoid of creativity.
What do you guys think of Death Note adapted by Christopher Nolan?
Hollywood is in the middle of an existential crisis. DVD sales are falling off rapidly due to the rise of digital distribution, and DVD sales have historically been the primary gauge of success for the industry. They're basically struggling to stay relevant, so they're just throwing shit at the wall and hoping it sticks.
Someone is actively killing scripts attached to anime related Hollywood films
You have a guardian angel in Hollywood, /a/. Be thankful.
Only one has been squeezed out so far, and if it fails no other films will be attempted.
I think you should go back to your board
I'm not American, don't care.
You mean Mary Elizabeth Winstead?
Sure. We can always dub her over with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.
This could be good if they go the spinoff route, rather than the adaptation route.
Picture this, a spinoff GitS film, same universe, but covering different events in a different country, from a different perspective. The world order is very different in GitS than it is in reality, there was a third worlds war, etc. It could go into more detail on that, using original characters, but retaining the thematics.
But unfortunately that would require it to be more than a quick cash-in, so it's unlikely.
Battle Angel Alita, Bleach (yes, really), Death Note, and several others.
Hoping it stays in production hell forever.
Can you please also give the Hollywood alternatives of these?
Also Death Note has live action, it's not really Hollywood
>Spielberg backed GiTS
get ready for a flood
>This could be good
Paid shill alert
Hollywood has created it's own problems aswell. It has released uninspired, insipid bollocks for decades. The whole experience of attending a cinema has become diluted with the arrival of large multiplexes and the closure of smaller local cinemas. My old local cinema was a beautiful grand art deco building. You were attended to by stewards in uniform. Even if the film was shit, attending the cinema was a pleasure. It was closed and replaced with a huge out of town complex. I haven't been to see a film on over fifteen years.
Hollywood was making its own Death Note, but it's been in development hell for years.
Also, Cowboy Bebop and Akira.
I was hoping Spielberg would eventually direct it himself.
It might have at least been decent then, but fuck, Snow White and the Huntsman...
That fucking 9/11-ized Akira script holy shit
Kite will flop. Monster will be seen as nothing more than a knockoff of The Following and won't last a season.
There is no need to worry.
I keep seeing these supposed hollywood adaptations of anime films or series but why the fuck do none of them happen? There was going to be Monster, Neon Genesis (5 years ago), Akira, ..and what they actually end up making is fucking Kite.
Huntsman was a good movie though. Maybe you're thinking about the other SN\now White movie that was terrible.
Are you complaining? This is great.
>This could be good if they go the spinoff route, rather than the adaptation route.
Can't, there are already 4 separate GitS universes. If they make live action it would just be the 5th universe. GitS changes every so often. But that's how it stays up to date.
Huntsman was terrible. Charlize Theron doesn't make up for the multitude of shit in that film.
Eh, there's somewhere where we can read it?
>I keep seeing these supposed hollywood adaptations of anime films or series but why the fuck do none of them happen? There was going to be Monster, Neon Genesis (5 years ago), Akira, ..and what they actually end up making is fucking Kite.
Those early attempts was during the Anime Economic Bubble. They thought that the films would print money. Then the bubble burst.
You people talk like the GitS manga was something clever or serious. Shirow just threw some tired cyberpunk cliche stories together and put a sexy fembot who fucks computers on top without even bothering to give her a particular personality.
He's a hack easily on par with whoever directed the Snow White film. Now, the GitS animated movie was more coherent, though still simplistic. SAC and the following movies were painfully genre, which is what the segment of Hollywood that's taken the rights quite excels at.
>Rupert Sanders track record is far is some commercials including one of Halo 3 ODSTand Show White
>William Wheeler has a lossy track record
Yeah this will not end well
They should have let Spieberg direct it instead
Dragonball probably killed most of the projects that were being done. Luckily we got comic book movies instead. I'd say it worked out for the best.
I just want Hollywood to implode. Films (2 hour long moving pictures) are such an odd thing for people to get obsessed over, and they don't do anything better that a 26 episode long series couldn't.
More like unluckily. All comic book films did was save anime from the cock of Hollywood.
>They have to milk the shit out of everything.
Yes, thankfully, the anime industry never does that.
Oh wait, it wallows in TV cartoon serials so pathetic they make Hollywood movies seem like masterpieces. Western TV has sitcoms, but, at this point, anime simply IS sitcoms.
>I just want Hollywood to implode. Films (2 hour long moving pictures) are such an odd thing for people to get obsessed over, and they don't do anything better that a 26 episode long series couldn't.
I've never read such a stupid fucking thing in my life. Congratulations you are the biggest idiot in the history of 4chan.
Viralers shouldn't get so angry. You lose forcus on your job.
It's not going to "ruin" anything, at worst it will be a shitty movie.
Why does anyone have this thought process? That if a bad adaptation occurs, the source is "ruined" by it's existence. The only way this could happen is if the adaptation is treated as canon to the source.
>implying Spielberg couldn't make it work
>Monster will be seen as nothing more than a knockoff of The Following
You have no case and are just trying to bump your dead thread
Why are you complaining? When it flops Hollywood will leave anime and manga alone.
While I don't doubt Spielberg's competence, I do doubt what flies for 'a script' in modern cinema.
It'll probably butcher everything about the source material.
At least the bloke in that image is wearing decent headphones. HD101s were surprisingly good for the price.
Wait, this that guy who posted here some time ago saying that he was a script writer?
I thought of this, too.
Wouldn't suprise me if suddenly Kusanagi is a Niggres and the villains are "evil whitey people".
Might aswell name it Ghost in the Shill
GiTS isn't some sacred cow of Japanese originality. Everything about it is pretty westernized. The story and concept are straight cyberpunk and Hollywood has been making amazing cyperpunk miovies for decades/
GitS isn't cyberpunk.
>The story and concept are straight cyberpunk and Hollywood hasn't been making amazing cyperpunk miovies for decades
Fixed that for you.
>made exactly one movie, it was crap
>mainly produces cape shit (most of them sucked)
>also cape shit, same stuff the other jew worked on
>mostly known for Superbabies, Baby Geniuses and Ghost Rider
>new script from William Wheeler
>wrote garbage like The Cape, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and The Hoax
Yeah, I'm not holding my breath here.
If it was from the perspective of the first Laughing Man it would be, but GiTS is from the perspective of the authoritative oppressors who we are supposed to root for.
Oshii is the only guy who can pull off GiTS movie.
Besides that Gits is hardly cyberpunk, Escape from New York and Strange Days were great.
I think Duncan Jones can pull it off to
Weren't they talking about a full CG movie before ? Though that wouldn't sell for shit.
>They are always better than what the Japanese make
For the most part yeah
Ghost Rider was alright.
This is a movie that might benefit greatly from some awesome 3d effects.
For example the beginning with the guy getting shot from outside the window and then they look down on the disappearing major.
Why doesn't hollywood realize the reason people like anime is because it's ANIMATED? Yes, there's particular anime franchises that are popular due to story but underneath that is the notion that people like seeing this stories animated. So rather than adapting a popular anime into a generic LA movie, why not make a serious story but just animated. Is Hollywood that retarded?
Shill, what are you doing? Now you are trying to sell /a/ on your shitty 3D effects?
>GiTS isn't some sacred cow of Japanese originality. Everything about it is pretty westernized. The story and concept are straight cyberpunk and Hollywood has been making amazing cyperpunk miovies for decades/
No one cares about originality, GitS is good because of the execution. If you want to complain about not enough originality then you are missing the entire point.
It wasn't terrible.
Animation is not profitable when not mainly aimed at kids.
>Why doesn't hollywood realize the reason people like anime is because it's ANIMATED
Not necessary. A anime and manga like Monster can easily work as a live action TV series
That just wouldn't fucking work, in a Hollywood movie, western audiences just wouldn't want watch it or it would be so butchered it would be unrecognizable.
Because America still considers animation to be something exclusively for kids.
Maybe not terrible but its bad.
Yeah I guess I don't really want to see another ghost rider.
Yeah but if they look past that notion and see what people really want, a SERIOUS 2D animated film could work. Also if hollywood is so desperate at this point, what do they got to lose?
Also Stephen Paul was working on such masterpieces as Baby Geniuses 1-2 and the two Ghost Rider movies. I guess the only thing left to do is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWbpPdr2TRo&feature=player_detailpage#t=126
Did you watch Gravity?
Totally awesome 3d effects.
>all these jews
I'm not being anti-semitic,but this will turn out to be a shitty blockbuster with no depth.
Oh no wait ghost rider 2 was the one that wasn't bad.
why would an old hag play motoko
Who are these people
She's my age, you take that back.
By which I mean it was better than the first one but I still forgot it existed so I guess it wasn't that good.
Winstead was the chick from Scott Pilgrim who could pull off the look if she hit the gym.
McGlynn was the Major's dub voice for SAC.
Just ignore the viral marketers and their constant name dropping
You think people are marketing for a movie that doesn't exist yet on /a/?
There were some annoying shills on /tv/, who have been repeatedly promoting some shit movies.
Yeah but why would they go to /a/? Why would they be promoting a movie that probably doesn't have a budget yet to hire people to promote it?
Then how about you go back to your board and shit up threads there?
Wait if you don't think its cyberpunk then what genre do you think it is.
There are no viral people. It's just knee-jerk /v/ermin who call everything viral marketing.
GitS is Post Cyberpunk, it is a different genre.
Post-cyberpunk anon. It borrowed elements from cyberpunk, but cyberpunk is more than an aesthetic.
What defines post-cyberpunk as opposed to cyberpunk?
Google it, /a/ is not a middle school.
there's literally no difference.
>Classic cyberpunk characters were marginalized, alienated loners who lived on the edge of society in generally dystopic futures where daily life was impacted by rapid technological change, an ubiquitous datasphere of computerized information, and invasive modification of the human body.
Many writers who grew up reading in the 1980s are just now starting to have their stories and novels published. To them cyberpunk was not a revolution or alien philosophy invading science fiction, but rather just another flavor of science fiction. Like the writers of the 1970s and 80s who assimilated the New Wave's classics and stylistic techniques without necessarily knowing or even caring about the manifestos and ideologies that birthed them, today's new writers might very well have read Neuromancer back to back with Asimov's Foundation, John Brunner's Stand on Zanzibar, and Larry Niven's Ringworld and seen not discontinuities but a continuum.
Its not about rising up to fight 'the man' no more.
Cyberpunk, is about fighting "the man", the oppressor. This is why it was called cyberPUNK. Post-cyberpunk, was what happened when people borrowed the ideas, but not the ideology of cyberpunk. So while many of the same things might be present in both, a post-cyberpunk story does not have that punk ideology at it's core.
It was Oishii and Saitou who made GitS to what it is perceived.
>"You're going to have to pay $25 to see the next 'Iron Man.'"
I broke out in laughter. I hope this industry fucking dies.
Director put out this before and the recent-ish snow white movie. Might turn out alright?
GiTS blurs the line. But Section 9 always ends up on the side against the man(government conspiracy). Its the least post-cyberpunk you could get.
>Director put out this before and the recent-ish snow white movie. Might turn out alright?
You think they might make Batou the main character? Because it is easier to sell a white American as the main lead in Hollywood. I don't see them having Motoko being the protagonist working out.
They could make Togusa the main character, which I would actually be kind of okay with.
Eh? If anything, Togusa would be the go-to guy to be our protagonist. The fact that he's got the least amount of cyber upgrades helps put him near the "everyman" persona that Hollywood loves in a lead coming into an established fantasy or sci-fi world.
Still, the protagonist SHOULD be the Major, but I can see Hollywood turning her into a mysterious enigma figure to be admired from a distance.
Section 9 takes down corrupt corporations, politicians and fight with other government agencies. The manga's world is way more Cyberpunk with child slave workhouses and old people thrown out with the garbage and it appeared way before post-cyberpunk was even coined and while Cyberpunk was still pretty new.
Why? They made the Tomb Raider movie without turning Lara Croft into a dude or shifting protagonist duty to some other character.
Lara was White.
To be fair, Jolie was a hugely bankable star. Do we have any young-ish action girls who could lead this that would draw an audience to their name?
The major is a brain with a cell, which means in practise any race you want her to be with minimal justification.
I thought this shit was dead for good from the last time they tried. First Arise and now this shit.
Or she could be wearing a man-body for the movie. Or what about that one guy who shows up all the time to insist the Major used to be a guy before she got cyberized?
The Major could work really well with any race. The main lead from Sleepy Hollow would be nice.
>The Major could work really well with any race. The main lead from Sleepy Hollow would be nice.
The main point is that if the Major is the Hollywood lead, she would no longer be Japanese by necessity. I would rather that she has as few changes as possible, which can only happen if she is not the main lead.
You know they'll most likely put someone like jessica alba as her.
Yeah, because that would fit her character so well, right?
No it would be utterly terrible and horrible and just the sort of thing the Hollywood Jews would do to cast Jason Statham as the lead.
Statham could work as Saito... If you browned him up a bit at least.
> Jason Statham
I'd be okay with that if he is voiced by Maaya Sakamoto in the japanese version
I would have said Pazu since was ex-Yakuza and Statham got his first film role for looking like a street thug.
Alba isn't a thing anymore. But I think the Major will be a relative unknown while the rest of the cast will be known names.
Aramaki the oscar wining old timer
Batou the action star
Togusa the comedy/action guy
Pazu is ethnically Japanese, and not fully prosthetic, so he'd look pretty odd. Saito on the other hand is vaguely shown to be from somewhere in the middle east, and his accent could easily be handwaved by claiming he was educated in England like so many are.
It sort of feels like someone used pic related when wishing for something new from the GitS franchise.
This is a Hollywood adaptation. It's going to be set in New York or some shit and everyone's names will be white-washed and all races changed. Saito will turn into the token black guy.
>Saito will turn into the token black guy.
That will be Batou though.
But Micheal Clarke Duncan died.
Not sure what the point would be. They already have Blade Runner. And GiTS is our own Blade Runner.
Karl Urban as Batou. Someone please email Spielberg.
it would be great if batou was a mexican
No. He's good, but he's not big enough.
Stallone as Aramaki. He's old enough, i'd watch it.
Dragonball should have been a lesson to stick closer to the source material. Fuck, all they gotta do is pull a Marvel. That's why their movies are so popular.
What I don't get is why can't they hire Japanese actors to play mc's in American remakes or live actions movies? Death Note with an all white cast? Come on, At least make Light and his family Japanese. How would it affect the movie badly?
>But that's how it stays up to date.
GitS aged very well. It didn't need to be updated.
>GitS aged very well. It didn't need to be updated.
You just didn't notice that every new universe is updated. That's the proof it's done well; that people didn't notice the changes.
Honestly, I kind of want them to go the Kite way and stall Freeman as Aramaki.
Which is how we have Pacific Rim...
No joke, the general American audience is uncomfortable watching movies with Asians having the main role in it, unless the movies are "ethnic" as in like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or even The Last Samurai.
>tribute to old school super robot and tokusatsu
>butchered version of evangelion.
Del Toro hadn't even watched eva when he made Pacific Rim.
FUCK THAT DIRECTOR!
FUCK AVI ARAD AND HIS STUPID BUDGET SCHEMES!
FUCK SPIELBERG AND ALL OF HIS JEWBERAL IDEAS IN HIS LATEST MOVIES
Sounds promising. Look how good the Aeon Flux, Fist of the North Star, Speed Racer, and Guyver live action films were.
Sorry about that, I stand corrected. I think the Western audience would still draw comparisons, though.
Because the industry and audience for the most part avoid ever casting any ethnic minorities except in token roles. Contrary to what some of the shitposters are saying, it's a business run by conservative Caucasians.
>ALL OF HIS JEWBERAL IDEAS IN HIS LATEST MOVIES
In Lincoln, War Hose and Tintin?
Not a anime
>Fist of the North Star
That has a live action movie?
They will never get past that notion, animation is for kids period, which is kinda weird considering all the crap they show on Family Guy and The Simpsons.
Also, money and blowjobs from desperate fresh faced "actresses".
>Not an anime
No it wasn't made in Japan, but was meant to be done in an anime style.
Yes, there's a hilariously bad North Star live action movie, starring Sean Penn's brother Chris as Jagi.
Jew TV is in a slump now as well. They can squeeze procedural crime drama for so long. Who knows how long until something like the Wire and Breaking Bad comes around?
And live action adaptation is a horrific idea. I don't know when American media has shunned animation so completely but it's a shame considering animation for the most part is an American invention. The Jew acting guilds probably felt the need to assert itself.
Love how everyone says Hollywood is flopping but from year to year now movies either almost or reach over a billion dollars more often now.
As long as they go with what I.G has built and not the shitty manga I will be fine.
They make money but they are sorta shallow creatively. Them making a mockery of foreign and animation fare shows the live actor favoritism too.