“Hello Kitty is an English character, should they cast a cat or Emma Watson?”
Ghost in the Aw Hell No
We reported online about “Ghost in the Shell” which films in Hong Kong this weekend (“‘Ghost in the Shell’ Will Film in Hong Kong—and There’s Still No Asian Lead,” Jun 2). Facebook readers were disappointed by the casting of Scarlett Johansson as the Japanese protagonist:
I would have preferred a more authentic GITS but all the money is put up by Hollywood. If that’s to stop there has to be internationally appealing movie makers with money willing to make a change.
So what if it’s Hollywood putting up the money!? They can still hire a suitable Asian/Japanese cast. Or simply not call it Ghost in the Shell, but make it its own thing. If China buys the rights to a Superman or Batman movie, do you think the Chinese fans want to see a Chinese guy cast as Batman or Superman, set in Shanghai or Cheng Du!? Of course not.
Chinese superman would be awesome!!
Daniel Wu’s “Into The Badlands “was received so-so. The cast was good n multicultural, story does sell but the cast didn’t. Shame... Tell Jackie Chan to put something in production he should do more for Asian productions
Hmm.. we have a comedy film based on the manga “Thermae Romae” in Japan and it s about bath culture in the Roman Empire. Entire cast (except extras) is Japanese. I hear no complains by Italians? o_O BTW, Hello Kitty is an English character (her entire family is from London) if they would ever make a film I wonder if they should cast a cat or Emma Watson?
Oh oh oh oh a cat!