Ghost in the Shell was set up to be a blockbuster, with a $110 million production budget behind it, but the film made only $19 million at the box office this weekend, far less than projected. To further the embarrassment, it came in third behind Beauty and the Beast and a movie about a talking baby.
After months of controversy surrounding the live-action Ghost in the Shell, we finally have something more fun to talk about. At a live event in Tokyo, the first trailer was unveiled to the world, and it’s pretty fantastic.
Scarlett Johansson does a number of things—holds a gun, touches a face, walks, interrupts a group gathering—in these five vague teasers for the live-action American adaptation of the manga series Ghost in the Shell.
A producer for the U.S. adaptation of the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell is trying to skate out of whitewashing controversy by describing the film as “international.” “I don’t think it was just a Japanese story,” he says.
Rila Fukushima is joining the American film adaptation of the manga series Ghost in the Shell, which has already drawn criticism over its choice to cast Scarlett Johansson as the cyborg-fighter lead character.