I’m late in remarking upon the news that Steven Spielberg has snared DreamWorks the rights for Ghost in the Shell. We are to be treated to a live-action, 3D adaptation written by Jamie Moss. According to Variety,
Universal and Sony were also chasing “Ghost in the Shell,” but Steven Spielberg took personal interest in the property and made it happen at DreamWorks.
” ‘Ghost in the Shell’ is one of my favorite stories,” Spielberg said. “It’s a genre that has arrived, and we enthusiastically welcome it to DreamWorks.”
Mm-hmmm. I suppose that, basking in a John Williams score, we’re going to learn how Motoko Kusanagi just wants to be a real girl, while Public Security Section 9 hunts down the hacker once known as the Puppet Master but since rechristened the Blue Fairy.