The Scarlett Johansson-headlined remake of Ghost In The Shell will arrive in April 2017.
This one appears to be happening. Disney – which distributes DreamWorks’ live action slate – has scheduled the film for a release of April 14th 2017, reports ERC. Scarlett Johansson is indeed attached to the project. Here’s our original story…
Although she’s yet to get a solo Marvel film of her own, Scarlett Johansson’s already proved she can open an action film by herself – Luc Besson’s completely bonkers sci-fi confection Lucy managed to make more than 10 times its $40m budget at the box office last year.
If the latest reports are correct, Johansson could be about to play a not dissimilar role in another sci-fi action film: DreamWorks’ live-action remake of Ghost In The Shell. The original anime feature, directed by Mamoru Oshii and based on Masamune Shirow’s manga, is a true classic, influencing numerous other writers and directors and spawning a TV series subtitled Stand Alone Complex.
According to Variety, Johansson has agreed to take the lead as Kusanagi, a cybernetic human who, in the original film, went on the trail of a hacker called the Puppet Master. Rupert Sanders, who previously made Snow White And The Huntsman, is set to direct, while screenwriter William Wheeler (The Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Hoax) is in charge of the script.
A project that has been discussed for some time (the last we heard, The Wolf Of Wall Street’s Margot Robbie was in talks to star), Ghost In The Shell may pick up a bit of speed with a star of Johansson’s magnitude attached.
I known there is a lot of hate out there right now for Scarlett getting this roll and I can get were it’s all coming from i can but at the end of the day they want the movie to do well and for that they need a big name and after “Lucy” Scarlett can pull in the money for them and thats all it comes down to “money” for the people making this movie. Most people will go to see it as it has Scarlett in and that is want they want.
Joe and Anthony Russo were in Beijing today when the Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors were pressed about returning to helm the 2016 follow-up, which they reassure will commence principal photography in April. “We’ve been preparing for the movie since the last one debuted last year,” said Anthony. “So, we’ve been working on it for a long time now. We’re very happy how it’s coming along. Captain America 3 is gonna be called Captain America: Civil War and it’s going to star Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson will be back, Winter Soldier [Sebastian Stan] will be back, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man will also be joining us in the next film.” It had been reported previously that Natasha Romanoff, aka the Black Widow, was expected to play a part in Civil War, but it’s nice to know for sure that she won’t be killed off in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Furthermore, after promising that Bucky aka the Winter Soldier, will play a big part in the movie, the Russo duo were asked what new element will Civil War bring to the Captain America franchise. In response, Joe Russo stated the obvious: “The new element in this film is that Captain America and Iron Man get into a fight with each other.” About that fallout, co-writer Stephen McFeely promises that it will be… “untidy.” Anyhow, watch the full interview with the Russos below where they address whether or not China will have any influence on the movie. What do you think?
A new trailer for Scarlett’s upcoming movie The Avengers: Age of Ultron just came out today. There is lot’s of new clips in it and one of Natasha before they made her the Black Widow in the red room. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is out in the US on May 1st and some time late April in the Uk.
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The Under the Skin actress, who is one of the stars of W’s February 2015 issue, talks about her crush on Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, the allure of David Bowie androgyny, and why WALL-E, of all movies, is the most touching love story.
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The first outtake of Scarlett’s from the W Magazine Best Performances Issue for her roll in 2014’s Under The Skin, Is now out and up in the gallery for you all.
As a child actor, I had ?a hard time booking commercials. I was this ?small, blonde, enthusiastic ?kid, and then I’d open ?my mouth and people ?would hear my voice and ?say, ‘Do you have a cold?’ ?My voice was too deep. ?It confused people.
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Following the success of “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson looks ready to take on another action pic, this one coming from the world of Japanese anime.
Johansson is set to star in DreamWorks’ adaptation of the popular anime pic “Ghost in the Shell.” Deadline Hollywood had reported that the actress had the offer to star but at the time she was still undecided about taking the role. Sources now say she has agreed to star in the pic.
The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.
Rupert Sanders is on board to direct. Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing the film from a script by Bill Wheeler. Mark Sourian is exec producing.
Insiders also tell Variety that Paramount has the option to come on as co-producer and financier and that decision is expected in the coming weeks.
DreamWorks principal Steven Spielberg is a huge fan of the original and has long wanted to get this film off the ground. A commitment from a star like Johansson should help in getting the pic greenlit for production.
Besides Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence, Johansson is becoming one of the few actresses in town with the clout to get a project greenlit on her name alone.
“Lucy” made $394 million worldwide and Johansson can be seen next in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” bowing in May. Johansson has also done a nice job of balancing action-heavy tentpoles with serious dramas and comedies.
She received rave reviews for Spike Jonze’s “Her” and is a part of the ensemble of the Coen brothers’ next pic “Hail, Caesar!” She is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment.
First off I would like to wish all on Scarlett Fan a very big Happy new Year, and to say sorry for the site being down last week, there was nothing I could do and some things were lost but I think I have it all back. On with the update. A new still from the up coming Avengers: Age Of Ultron is now out and up in the gallery for you all to view.
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