Plans have now changed for the distribution of DreamWorks’ Ghost in the Shell live-action movie. Variety reported that both distributor and co-financier responsibilities have changed hands from Disney to Paramount, and this is presumably linked to the fact that while DreamWorks’ distribution agreement with Disney is expiring in August, it hasn’t been renewed.
The film’s release date hasn’t been affected by this shift, so it will still come to cinemas on March 31st, 2017. Variety’s latest synopsis for Ghost in the Shell’s Hollywood adaptation, starring the Lucy team of Scarlett Johansson and Pilou Asbæk, is as follows:
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost in the Shell” follows a female special ops cyborg who leads an elite task force called Section 9 for Hanka Robotics. Section 9 is devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, led by The Laughing Man whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka’s advancements in cyber technology.
Directed by Snow White and the Huntsman’s Rupert Sanders, the US Naruto movie’s producer Avi Arad is working with Steven Paul, and Michael Costigan, Jeffrey Silver, Tetsu Fujimura and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa are executive producing.