According to Variety, the Scarlet Johansson-starring Ghost in the Shell adaptation has "shifted from Disney to Paramount," and has a release date of March 13th, 2017.Read More
The difference between racebending and whitewashing.
When it was announced about a year ago that Michael B. Jordan would be taking on the role of Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four reboot, there was a considerable amount of backlash against the decision to cast a black actor in the role of a character who has always been portrayed as a white man. Despite Jordan taking the comments in stride (“It was expected . . . You can’t make everybody happy” he said), this is response is indicative of our culture’s exclusion of people of color in mainstream meRead More
Because he could do this all day.
In this clearly Sherlock-inspired car commercial, Benedict Cumberbatch follows the clues to the orange car-owning woman of his dreams. (via The Daily Dot)Read More
Don't do it...
Hollywood doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to casting actors of color for characters of color; though you'd think the days of "Italians playing Native Americans" had been left in the past, all you have to do is look at any anime adaptation, including the tragic Avatar: The Last Airbender, to see the problems we're still having with diverse casting.Read More
A fan petition asking Dreamworks to stop whitewashing has gained traction recently in response to Scarlett Johansson's casting as Major Motoko Kusanagi in Rupert Sanders' upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation.Read More
All the cyborgs, less of the racism.
Bit of a mixed bag this week: following confirmation on Monday that white lady Scarlett Johansson will be playing Motoko Kusanagi in an American Ghost in the Shell adaptation, a teaser trailer was released today for a new GitS anime movie opening this summer.Read More
Scarlett Johansson is locked in for the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi in Rupert Sanders' live-action Ghost in the Shell adaptation.Read More
Hey, Scarlett. Hey, um, Scarlett. Don't...don't, uh...don't shell out.
Lest anyone still doubted Scarlett Johansson's clout as a full-blown action star (or Hollywood's capacity for whitewashing anime), the actress has just been offered $10 million to play Major Motoko Kusanagi in a live-action, English-language remake of 1995's Ghost in the Shell.Read More
The net is vast and infinite.
Cyberterrorists better watch out; Deadline is reporting that Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie is in talks to play the lead character, Motoko, in the Ghost in the Shell live-action film. The real-people Ghost in the Shell adaptation is being made by Dreamworks, with Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) directing, and William Wheeler (...some episodes of The Cape?) writing the script.Read More
And at $184.99, I can totally afford one! If I don't buy food for a month. That's feasible, right? The official Legendary site has Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, Cherno Alpha, and Striker Eureka.Read More
Fact From the Vapor of Nuance
Today is a Good Day For Someone Else To Die
border 1: Ghost Pain, the first of four chapters in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, doesn't come out theatrically for another week. And that's just in Japan—everyone else will have to wait until the Blu-ray comes out on July 26th. Luckily for those needing a fix of fighting anime heroines, the first eight minutes have just been released. The video above is an SD version with English subtitles. If you speak Japanese you can watch the subtitle-less HD version behind the cut, where you'll also find a summary of what exactly the clip's setting up.Read More
If there's one anime that I could watch again and again, it'd probably be Ghost in the Shell. The series never really managed to maintain my interest, but the films -- both of them -- were and are fascinating to watch. Major Motoko Kusanagi is far and away my favorite protagonist of any film ever. That being said, there's a new prequel anime coming out called Ghost in the Shell: Arise. To be blunt, this doesn't exactly look like the Ghost in the Shell many of us know and love.Read More