Usually when people hear about a popular anime being turned into a live-action movie they get freaked out and fear that a character they once idolized could be squandered and ruined once brought to the big screen (i.e. Dragonball: Evolution). So far it looks like we don’t have to worry about that though, seeing as how they scored Scarlett Johansson in the main role, and now have Straight Outta Compton writer Jonathan Herman writing a revised draft for the movie.
Ghost In The Shell is an anime based in the mid 21st century that follows the stories of a counter-cyberterroist task force called Section 9, who are hell-bent on stopping The Laughing Man and his cohorts, who are also hell-bent on stopping any advancements in cybernetics. This task force is led by Mokoto Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson), who is a special ops cyborg.
William Wheeler (The Hoax) wrote the initial script for the film and will probably still be credited, but Universal Studios has brought in Herman to do an overhaul of the script. Judging by how captivating the story line in Straight Outta Compton was, we can expect Herman to really produce something special with Ghost In The Shell, and hopefully break the curse that almost all anime-turned-live action movies have.
Ghost In The Shell is scheduled to release on April 14, 2017