Earlier this year Scarlett Johansson officially signed on for the Ghost in the Shell adaptation, which Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will direct.
It has also been confirmed that the film has a release date of 14th April 2017.
Johansson has now confirmed to Collider that the film will begin shooting next year. She told the site:
“It’s happening. It will be shooting the beginning of next year, so I think we start production January or February and it’s me and Rupert [Sanders]; and that’s all I know.”
Rupert Sanders (Snow White & The Huntsman) is directing Ghost in the Shell, from a script written by William Wheeler (The Cape). Avi Arad The Amazing Spider-Man), Steven Paul (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) and Mark Sourian (Need For Speed) are producing. Scarlett Johansson will star.
Here’s the synopsis for the original Manga, courtesy of Amazon:
Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including “ghost hackers” who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers’ criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside down.