Given that Marvel is not green-lighting a Black Widow movie, this isn’t bad. Even if not everyone is happy with the casting. ‘Ghost in the Shell’: Scarlett Johansson casting called ‘whitewashing’ | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times.
Ghost in the Shell is a piece of classic (at this point) anime. It was released in 1995, and aside for the dates (it was set in the 2030s?) it is very watchable.
It spawned one sequel, and an animated series that lasted at least 2 seasons.
I won’t try to explain GitS, that is done better elsewhere.
Unfortunately it is being produced by Avi Arad. He has had much to do with the string of Marvel movies, so I predict that the new Ghost in the Shell, will have little to do with the original material, be completely predictable, and not come close to the original movie.
I hope I’m wrong, because this could be a really good movie. It will probably be very forgettable.
One of the attractions of Anime, has been its attention to detail regarding the weapons. The movies are filled with fairly realistic weapons, even if they are “future versions” of stuff we know and love today. Ghost in the Shell – Internet Movie Firearms Database – Guns in Movies, TV and Video Games. The movie includes things like Steyr TMPs, Jericho 941s, CZ 100s, etc. GLOCK showed up in the animated series.