I loved “Ghost in the Shell,” and it is a very Japanese movie. I realize that Scarlett Johansson is currently the big name female action movie star, and I really liked “Lucy,” even though it was destroyed by the critics. But I’m not sure about the casting here.
The answer, though, is that the Japanese should have made a live-action “Ghost in the Shell.” I would have gone to that, subtitles and all. Then Hollywood could do whatever it wanted with the American remake.
Like it did with “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”:
Or with “Let the Right One In”:
Or if you want to go back in time, “The Seven Samurai’:
And then, in America, we’ll remake the remake:
Yeah, I didn’t see the last one coming either.