The Ghost in the Shell adaptation has been in various stages of development at DreamWorks for the last four years now, but it appears to have found a director in Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman). Based on the 1989 manga by Masamune Shirow and adapted by screenwriter William Wheeler (The Hoax, The Cape), the futuristic police thriller follows “the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.” Hit the jump for more.
News of Sanders’ attachment to the Ghost in the Shell adaptation comes courtesy of Deadline. One issue with Sanders is his schedule; he’s got a lot on his plate, including the narcotics enforcement thriller 90 Church set up at Universal, a Napoleon picture at Warner Bros., an adaptation of the Frederick Forsyth special forces thriller novel The Kill List, and The Juliet, an adaptation of a short story by Alfred Bester described as “Bonnie and Clyde in space”. All of that and there’s no clear frontrunner as to which one will be Sanders’ next film. As for Ghost in the Shell, if it eventually reaches the big screen, we can check it off our Hollywood! Adapt This list.
Check out the trailer from the 1995 anime here: