It was going to happen. There was no way of stopping it. The live-action American version of Ghost in the Shell was inevitable, and now it has its Motoko Kusanagi.
According to Variety, Scarlett Johansson has decided to take the role (after being offered it way back in October) which in a perfect world would have gone to Pacific Rim‘s Rinko Kikuchi. But then the film is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), written by William Wheeler (nothing you’ve ever heard of) and produced by Avi Arad, so in a perfect world, literally no one involved in this film would be touching it.
But if we had to get a white Ghost in the Shell (and, let’s be honest, for it to get made we did), Scarlett’s not a bad choice.
Yea, I know that wasn’t much of an endorsement.