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Margot Robbie in Talks to Lead Live-Action 'Ghost in the Shell' Movie

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September 4, 2014
Source: The Wrap

Ghost in the Shell / Margot Robbie

Early this year, we learned that Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders would be at the helm of a live-action adaptation of the iconic Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell. There's already been anime films, a TV series, video games and more overseas, so of course an American film must now be made. Now The Wrap has learned that The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie is in early talks to take the lead role of a female member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime. Robbie seems to be poised to become a female action star.

William Wheeler (of The Hoax and "The Cape") wrote the script for the film which is still situated at DreamWorks (it's a bit of a passion project for Steven Spielberg, who once tried to make the film himself), with Avi Arad and Steven Paul producing the film. This joins the recent trend of female-driven action flicks like The Hunger Games, Divergent and Lucy, and since this manga has quite a big following, this has the potential to be a big hit if it's done right. Lets hope Robbie has the goods as an action star and Sanders knows what he's doing well enough to deliver the Ghost in the Shell movie  the fans deserve.

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  • OfficialJab
    I don't know, I was still hoping for Akira. Maybe a success here would bring that back.
  • TheOct8pus
    I love the Manga and the first Ghost in the Shell film....(the series and sequels weren't bad either)...but I fear what Hollywood will do....they don't have the best track record with Manga adaptations.
  • HarryFiddleSticks
    Just want to point out that Ghost in the Shell is not in the same category as Hunger Games, Divergent and Lucy. It's closer to Blade Runner genre-wise, despite the fact that the main character is a female looking cyborg/android/robot
    • Armitall
      I completely agree. It should feel more like a Blade Runner or Looper than another Hunger Games. That is why I am worried about the director.
      • DAVIDPD
        Hell yeah. Agreed.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    Shes so hot!
  • Armitall
    Yessssss! I didn't even know this is happening!
  • DAVIDPD
    I love Miss Robbie, but this sounds pretty much like it will offend everyone.

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