Snow White’s Rupert Sanders to helm live-action Ghost in the Shell film

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There are two anime that many otaku consider as the pièce de résistance of anime, and those are Ghost in the Shell and Akira. Rupert Sanders, the Snow White and the Huntsman director who dated Kristen Stewart (Twilight), is said to be directing the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie. According to Deadline, Sanders signed the deal with DreamWorks for the movie based on the anime/manga of the same name. The script is being penned by William Wheeler, who was a writer for NBC’s The Cape. (The less we talk about the show the better.)

Ghost in the Shell was originally a manga by Masamune Shirow (Appleseed) that takes place in the future. Major Motoko Kusanagi is a cyborg agent of Section 9 on a mission to take down the hacker called Puppet Master.

Avi Arad (Spider-Man Trilogy) and Steven Paul (Ghost Rider) will be producing the movie.

I wasn’t a fan of the Snow White and the Huntsman movie, but I did enjoy the hell out of Sanders directing the Halo: ODST commercial (see below).

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