Scarlett Johansson continues her mission to be the world’s premiere female action star as after a few months of being rumoured for the role, she’s signed up star in the planned live-action Ghost in the Shell film, according to Variety.
Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is set to direct the movie, which is based on Masamune Shirow’s 1989 Manga, about a covert unit within the Japanese National Public Safety Commission who fight tech-related crimes. Since it’s publication, it’s been adapted into an animate powerhouse franchise with the likes of Ghost In The Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Ghost in the Shell: Individual Eleven, Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – The Laughing Man and Ghost in the Shell 2.0. It’s also been turned into successful videogames.
It’s not clear exactly who Johansson will play.
The movie is still waiting for the greenlight, although with Johansson onboard a decision about how the project will move forward is expected soon, especially as it’s believed Paramount will decide whether to co-produce in the next few weeks.