Scarlett Johansson To Star In ‘Ghost in the Shell’ adaptation

'Ghost in the Shell' is centred around a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission, which focuses on fighting technology-related crime.

Scarlett Johansson, who has been on impressive form of late with several kick ass roles has scored herself the lead in a feature adaptation of the popular anime Manga series ‘Ghost In The Shell’.

‘Ghost in the Shell’ is centred around a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission, which focuses on fighting technology-related crime.

Variety who broke the news also revealed that Rupert Sanders is a likely candidate to direct the movie.

Avi Arad and Steven Paul will produce from a script by Bill Wheeler.

Ghost in the Shell was originally published as a seinen manga series, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.

The series was later published as its own tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, before a movie was released in 1995.

Most recently ‘Ghost in the Shell: Arise‘ began a new animated series of films in 2013.

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