“Hello Kitty is an English char­ac­ter, should they cast a cat or Emma Wat­son?”

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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.

Adam Khemiri

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.

Yi Long

Chi­nese su­per­man would be awe­some!!

AJ Comp­ton

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

Jac­que­line Law

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?

Toko Ishi­gaki

Oh oh oh oh a cat!

Dra­gan Korich­nevyy

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