Original Ghost in the Shell movie director Mamoru Oshii, Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama, and composer for the first two films Kenji Kawai, dropped in to visit the set of the Hollywood live-action adaptation of Oshii’s film in June. They spoke with the Paramount/DreamWorks feature’s director Rupert Sanders, and the centre of the whitewashing controversy Scarlett Johansson, who portrays the Major, and seemed to reflect positively on what they saw of filming, judging by GITS studio Production I.G’s following tweet.
Thanks to the GITS cast&crew for having M.Oshii, K.Kawai, K.Kamiyama on set & for their respect towards their work. pic.twitter.com/HYpq7pKb1Z
— Production I.G (@ProductionIGinc) June 27, 2016
The support being shown by the franchise’s Japanese team reflects producer Steven Paul’s recent statement that this interpretation has the backing of the original creators. The movie is currently being filmed in Hong Kong, and some further shots of filming from June 11th have appeared.
These photos show the sets at Yung Shue Tau and the Tin Hau Temple in Kowloon. The temple was closed off for the day to facilitate filming.