Ghost In The Shell

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1 Ghost In The Shell is one of the most thought­pro­vok­ing anime movies ever made, and you don’t want to see it go down the ex­plodey route when it heads West. “Just don’t dumb it down for the US teen au­di­ence,” says Peter Re­gan. “Re­mem­ber that Ghost is a clas­sic that de­serves re­spect.”

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2 De­spite the con­tro­versy sur­round­ing Scar­lett Jo­hans­son’s cast­ing as Ku­sanagi, she’s earned some se­ri­ous genre cred play­ing Black Widow, so we’ve no doubt she’ll do a su­perb job. Claire Lim, mean­while, has a bril­liant idea for who should play her part­ner: “Ron Perl­man could work as Ba­tou.”

Don’t Be The Ma­trix

3 Ghost In The Shell was a cru­cial in­flu­ence on The Ma­trix, but the anime has a style of its own and Doug Charles wants the live- ac­tion ver­sion to re­tain that. “Don’t make it The Ma­trix 2.0. No leather trench coats, no ubiq­ui­tous sun­glasses.”

Tachikoma Ev­ery­where

4 If there aren’t adorable ro­botic Tachikoma in ev­ery frame it sounds like you’ll be boy­cotting the film in droves. “Tachikoma, loads of them,” says Peter Stur­geon. Ian Coomber adds, “As long as they’re done cor­rectly, of course.”

A Faith­ful Adap­ta­tion

5 Most of all, you wanted a live- ac­tion Ghost In The Shell that stayed true to the orig­i­nal. “The anime is out­stand­ing. If they can cap­ture any of that they’ll be do­ing well. Sadly, they’ve tried it be­fore and fell short with Aeon Flux,” says Andy Hall.

To­gusa Dan Stevens

Tachikoma Kristen Schaal

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