Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Margot Robbie targets Ghost In The Shell

The original Manga thriller Ghost In The Shell is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. So what better time for news to break of DreamWorks Studios planned live action adaption, with Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) in early talks to star.

With Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman) already on board to direct, the film will, like the various anime movies before it, draw from Masamune Shirow's story of a covert ops unit from the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that targets technology related crime. If her deal goes through, Robbie will be a character based on Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg law enforcer and one of the best on the team.

This one has been stumbling through development hell for some time, with William Wheeler (The Hoax) providing the most recent draft of the script. Robbie, meanwhile, has seen her career explode since her standout performance in Martin Scorsese's latest. She has already shot Z For Zachariah and con man drama Focus and is currently at work playing Jane in David Yates' (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows) latest take on Tarzan. Ghost In The Shell could, if it works out, launch her as a new action star.

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