Hollywood Reporter has learned that Jonathan Herman, writer on the NWA bipic Straight Outta Compton has been brought in to do an overhaul on the script for DreamWorks’ Ghost in the Shell adaptation. William Wheeler and Jamie Moss wrote previous drafts of Ghost in the Shell.
Hollywood Report describes the film as starring Scarlett Johansson as a special ops cyborg who 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.
The Production I.G anime/Masamune Shirow based adaptation is helmed by Rupert Sanders with filming starting in New Zealand in the first part of 2016.
The film is set to be released on March 31, 2017.