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Rupert Sanders Locked In To Direct GHOST IN THE SHELL Film

Good news for fans of the classic anime/manga Ghost In The Shell: DreamWorks has just made a deal with Snow White and The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders to bring the cyberpunk police drama to the big screen.

GITS1DreamWorks had already released the second anime film before being encouraged by Steven Spielberg, a personal fan of Ghost In The Shell, to make a live-action motion picture. Sanders will be taking the chair next to producers Avi Arad and Ari Arad, who are previously known for Iron Man, as well as Ghost Rider producer Steven Paul.

Ghost In The Shell went under a lot of anime fans’ radar given its age, but the source material definitely presents a lot of opportunity for a stellar showing at the box office. William Wheeler, who scripted Richard Gere’s The Hoax back in 2006, has already taken the helm on script writing duties. No release window or cast members have been announced at the current moment.

HT: Deadline

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