When it comes to actresses in Hollywood, there are not many who are as big or as talented as the beautiful Scarlett Johansson, who has enjoyed a very impressive acting career to date. However, when it was announced that Scarlett had been cast in the lead role of Major Motoko Kusanagi for the big screen adaptation Ghost in the Shell, there were a lot of disappointed fans.
The fans believe that an Asian actress should have been cast in the role, as there are plenty of talented Asian stars in Hollywood, but Scarlett Johansson has landed the role and more casting has been taking place. It was recently revealed that Danish actor Pilou Asbaek had been cast in the role of Batou and now it has been claimed that British actor Sam Riley will take on the role of the villain of the piece, The Laughing Man.
While some of you will be familiar with previous works of Ghost in the Shell, the movie has been officially described as, "A female special ops cyborg 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."
Ghost in the Shell will be directed by Rupert Sanders, based on the screenplay that has been developed by Bill Wheeler, with the movie aiming for a March 31, 2017 release date in both the US and the UK. We look forward to seeing what they can do with this project.