Ghost in the Shell Live Action movie delayed

Ghost in the Shell Live Action movie delayed

UPDATE: Ghost in the Shell keeps it's release date

UPDATE: Now Walt Disney Pictures has confirmed that the Anime adaptation will keep it's original release date. Makes you wonder if the previous news and reactions had something to do with this decision.

Surely, there'll be more news soon.

Original post below:

Guess once again fans will have to wait to see the live adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, as Walt Disney Pictures has removed it from it's release schedule. 

Planned for a March 31, 2017 release, the film is now expected to find distribution through Universal Pictures and that studio’s new output deal with DreamWorks. As to how that affects when fans will be able to catch the live action Ghost in the Shell on the big screen remains to be seen.

Set to be directed by Snow White and the Huntsman‘s Rupert Sanders, the new Ghost in the Shell movie will offer a live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s iconic cyberpunk manga series about the members of a covert ops unit that take on technology-related crime. Ghost in the Shell was famously adapted into an animated feature in 1995.

Produced by Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul, the Ghost in the Shell movie also has the backing of Steven Spielberg. The rights to Shirow’s original manga were picked up several years ago with plans to use the latest 3D technology to film it. In Japan, the huge success of the original Ghost in the Shell comics have led to a number of anime film adaptations, a TV series and a series of video games.

Scarlett Johansson is attached to lead Ghost in the Shell with both Pilou Asbæk and Sam Riley also part of the cast.

Published on: January 2016