Scarlett Johansson To Lead Ghost In The Shell Adaptation

ScarlettJohanssonMarvel may not have a Black Widow movie in the works, but after the success of Lucy, Dreamworks is ready to give Scarlett Johansson the lead in their upcoming adaptation of Ghost In The Shell… and the latest word from Variety is she has accepted. The film is based on Shirow Masamune's cyberpunk manga of the same name.

Johansson would play a covert ops member of a Japanese National Public Safety Commission unit that specializes in fighting technology-related crime. Rupert Sanders will be directing based on a script by Bill Wheeler.

The film has not been officially greenlighted but Steven Spielberg (A principal at Dreamworks) has wanted to make this film for a long time and a commitment from Johansson would push it closer to happening. Her film Lucy made $394 Million and she has Avengers: Age Of Ultron coming up in May.

[Source: Variety]

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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