DreamWorks hires new screenwriter for live-action Ghost in the Shell

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Looks like things weren’t working out for Jamie Moss (Street Kings) in his quest to eke out a great live-action adaption of Ghost in the Shell for Dreamworks because Variety reports that Laeta Kalogridis (Night Watch, Pathfinder) has now accepted the job as screenwriter for the film.

On the Triple Feature podcast, Gordon and I (and by extension Tom Brazelton and Joe Dunn) talked about why although we loved the original GitS anime (.mp3 download), we couldn’t make it a MMO Top 10 sci-fi movie pick. If you don’t feel like wading through the podcast, I’ll summarize my points: first part was awesome, second part drags. With the second movie—which was distributed by DreamWorks—things got worse.

In my mind, if Kalogridis and producers Avi Arad, Ari Arad, and Steven Paul want to get a successful live-action movie script out of one of the most amazing anime movies ever released, they need to look at how well the TV series adapted the original work, remember that Section 9 is a team of misfits, and that lead character Motoko Kusanagi has a real sense of humor and personality.

And for God’s sakes, keep the action in Japan!

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Posted on October 23, 2009 at 06:10 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by arkonbey
    on 2009-10-23 at 11:44
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    um. Isn't making a live action version of an anime rather redundant?

  2. Written by arkonbey
    on 2009-10-23 at 15:44
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    um. Isn't making a live action version of an anime rather redundant?

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