Ghost in the Shell is a 2017 American science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about it!
1.It is written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler and Ehren Kruger.
2.It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow.
3. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han and Juliette Binoche.
4.The plot: Set in the near future where the line between humans and robots is becoming blurred, the plot follows a woman who has her brain placed in a cyborg body to become the perfect soldier and who yearns to learn of her past.
5. In 2008, DreamWorks (who handled U.S. theatrical distribution of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence through its Go Fish Pictures banner) and Steven Spielberg acquired the rights to produce a live-action film adaptation of the original manga.
6. Avi Arad and Steven Paul were later confirmed as producers, with Jamie Moss to write the screenplay.
7. In October 2009, it was announced that Laeta Kalogridis had replaced Moss as writer.
8. On January 24, 2014, it was reported that Rupert Sanders would direct the film, with a screenplay by William Wheeler. Ultimately, credit for the screenplay was given to Moss, William Wheeler and Ehren Kruger.
9. On September 3, 2014, Margot Robbie was in early talks for the lead role.
10. On October 16, it was announced that DreamWorks had made a $10 million offer to Scarlett Johansson for the lead role after Robbie’s talks for the role fell apart when she was cast as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad
11. In May 2015, Paramount Pictures agreed to co-produce and co-finance the film.
12. On November 10, 2015, Pilou Asbæk was cast in the film for the role of Batou.
13. According to TheWrap, Matthias Schoenaerts was circling the role of Batou that went to Asbæk.
14. On November 19, 2015, it was reported that Sam Riley was in early talks to join the film for the villain role as Kuze, the leader of most dangerous criminals and extremists But, on February 4, 2016, Variety reported that Michael Pitt was in talks for the role.
15. On March 3, 2016, TheWrap reported that Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano had been cast as Daisuke Aramaki, the founder and leader of the elite unit Section 9 tasked with protecting the world from the most dangerous technological threats.
16. Principal photography on the film began on location in Wellington, New Zealand, on February 1, 2016.
17. In April 2016, the full cast was announced, which included Juliette Binoche, Chin Han, Lasarus Ratuere and Kaori Momoi.
18. In May 2016, Rila Fukushima was cast in a role.
19. Filming wrapped up in New Zealand on June 3, 2016. Filming also took place in the Yau Ma Tei and Jordan areas of Hong Kong, around Pak Hoi Street and Woosung Street on June 7, 8 and 10 or 14–16
20.As of April 8, 2017, Ghost in the Shell has grossed $26.3 million in the United States and Canada and $50.6 million in other territories for a worldwide gross of $124.3 million, against a production budget of $110 million.
21. In North America, Ghost in the Shell opened alongside The Boss Baby and The Zookeeper’s Wife, and was projected to gross around $25 million from 3,440 theaters in its opening weekend.
22. It made $1.8 million from Thursday night previews and $7.7 million on Friday. It opened to a less-than-expected $19 million, finishing third at the box office behind The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast.
23. Kyle Davies, domestic distribution chief for Paramount, felt the controversy around the casting had damaged reviews, and said: “You’re always trying to thread that needle between honoring the source material and make a movie for a mass audience. That’s challenging, but clearly the reviews didn’t help.”
24. As previous Ghost in the Shell incarnations had the lead character, Major Motoko Kusanagi, as a Japanese woman, the casting of Johansson, an American, brought accusations of whitewashing.