Steven Spielberg says he likes Ghost in the Shell, therefore DreamWorks shall make live action Ghost in the Shell movie. First we have Dragonball, Akira and now this. I guess Marvel is officially running out of franchises to turn into movies.
Universal and Sony Pictures were apparently after the license too, but Steven’s star power bagged it for DreamWorks. Avi Arad (former CEO of Marvel Studios), Ari Arad and Steven Paul are producing the movie and Jamie Moss is in-charge of screenplay. I’m guessing Spielberg counts the money.
While Yahoo! News is eager to point out Avi Arad’s involvement in X-men, Spiderman and Fantastic Four, (which I guess are considered good movies by modern standards) I find it an ominous sign that all three producers worked on Ghost Rider together, because that was one of the worst Marvel movie adaptations I have ever watched.
[ Source: Yahoo! News ]