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On the heels of reports that Dreamworks will be doing a live action 3d adaptation of Ghost in the Shell comes news that the Japanese are doing an upgrade of the original. It will play in 5 cinemas and includes new visual effects, 3d (although how much is not known), a new soundtrack, and new dubbing. Yes, I do like me some Ghost in the Shell, so I shall be looking forward to this, unlike the upcoming butchery from Spielberg.






Thanks to Ulrik over at AHT for the heads up and the promo reel!



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londin (12 years ago) Reply

Ghost in the Shell 2 sucked though. Oshii butchered Ghost in the Shell. Spieldberg can't be much worse.

At least Spieldberg knows he can't write, which he doesn't. Someone needs to let Oshii know.

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Ulrik (12 years ago) Reply

Here's a promo clip for the new 2.0 version:
http://blog.affenheimtheater.de/2008/06/09/ghost-in-the-shell-20-trailer-poster-und-vergleichsbilder/

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Denton (12 years ago) Reply

yehhh Spielberg, thats all it needs.. cheap gimmicks and cheesey direction.. yay cant wait.

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Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

Gits has three major problems:
- deep characters and storyline
- high expectations (adapted for massive audiences)
- location

I have seen the SAC series and thought that damn, I.G. really knows how to intrigue its fans with good plot twists and deep philosophical issues. Then I thought about how that made me feel, like when I felt good when Section 9 made some progress in the case, and outwitted the bad guys. Then I thought how other similar movies gave me those same feelings. And then, it hit me, Ocean's 11. E.g. Pitt / Damon / Clooney could fit well for the role of Batou. Hell, even Roberts could play Motoko. Kusanagi is a very deep character, and If Spielberg wants to make it good, they need to have some academy-level cast in there. So combine the smoothness of Oceans 11, with the action / suspense of Bladerunner and the drama of Street Kings, and you might have a blockbuster. The location (set in futuristic Japan) might even not be that big an issue, because the story is actually set in a city that is called: New Port City. This could be like the next Hong Kong, so English speaking citizens would be very common.


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