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Scarlett Johansson Signs On to Star in DreamWorks GITS

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:19 am    Post subject: Scarlett Johansson Signs On to Star in DreamWorks GITS Reply with quote

Good to see some movement here.

http://variety.com/2015/film/news/scarlett-johansson-signs-on-to-star-in-dreamworks-ghost-in-the-shell-exclusive-1201320788/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am happy to see anything of more GitS. I guess we'll see how it all plays out...as I know there are a lot of fans who aren't thrilled about this....particularly what licenses DreamWorks will take to the story...particularly in light of their poor treatment of the US DVD release of Innocence years ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There has been an online petition garnering so far 28k signatures just short of the goal of 29k...regarding the choice of DreamWorks to cast Scarlett Johansson, a non-Asian for the role of Motoko Kusanagi.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/683/366/733/dreamworks-dont-whitewash-japanese-films/?z00m=22503826
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't help but think they chose quite an unfortunate picture for this petition. Pale, pointy chins, big blue eyes, it's probably the most SJ has ever resembled Motoko.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is that they feel they need a big name star as a draw (well, don't they always?).

The brother of one of my friends is the costume designer for this film. He also did the costume design for Mockingjay, and I have high hopes that the GitS designs will look as cool (although appropriate to GitS, of course).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff Georgeson wrote:
The brother of one of my friends is the costume designer for this film. He also did the costume design for Mockingjay, and I have high hopes that the GitS designs will look as cool (although appropriate to GitS, of course).


Pleasepleaseplease get him access to the original source materials if he is not already looking. New is good, but "new" is a direction and it needs a starting point.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup! Already done! (Actually, my friend's the one who's already done it; he's very very into GitS as well.)

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 9:28 pm    Post subject: Release Date Changed Reply with quote

The Live-Action Film has been moved up two weeks...was April 14, 2017, now it will be released on March 31st, 2017.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paramount Pictures now wants a piece of the action, as they are now stepping in to co-produce and co-finance the film alongside Dreamworks. Disney/Touchstone will handle distribution, but Paramount will now take charge of international distribution. This film is going to be a BIG DEAL, folks!
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does "co-produce" mean "have influence on the story"?

I'm reminded of that one scene in Armageddon where Steve Buscemi is saying over-and-over "Don't screw up"
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