Remember all the great Japanese animations that have had rumors of being turned into a Hollywood live-action movie? For example: Cowboy Bebop, Evangelion, and Dragon Ball Z? (Oh wait, that last one was made into a laughably bad film.)
Well, you can add Ghost in the Shell to that list. According to Variety, DreamWorks owns the rights to the movie and has just signed on Scarlett Johansson to star as Major Motoko Kusanagi, the main character. It will be very hard to top the original Ghost in the Shell animated film. But I’ll be honest, if it gets made I will probably watch it just to see Scarlett Johansson in some of Major Kusanagi’s outfits.
Speaking of a live-action Evangelion movie – there were rumors a few months ago that Michael Bay was interested in directing a Hollywood production of the franchise. Fortunately for any fans of Evangelion, he later squashed those rumors as completely made up.