Spielberg gets in on the rip-off action

Next on the chopping block-- Kôkaku Kidôtai (攻殻機動隊) aka. Ghost in the Shell. This award-winning, complex and highly philosophical story was first a very popular late-80s/early-90s manga series by Shirow Masamune (士郎 正宗). In 1995 the manga was adapted into the highly-acclaimed, self-titled, full-length anime film by director Oshii Mamoru (押井守). The film was one of the very first to blend CG and cell animation a into perfectly-rendered anime masterpice, alluring anime-fans, movie-critics and otakus alike, worldwide.

The sad and disappointing part of this began in 2004 when Ghost in the Shell was acquired by DreamWorks. Then, last week, Stephen Spielberg announced his intent to rape the classic manga/anime story with a live-action re-make of this stunning, thought-inspiring movie. God only knows who will be cast to play the roles of these amazing characters. I certainly cannot think of one single Hollywood actor who could accurately portray Major Kusanagi (草薙 素子) or Chief Aramaki (荒巻大輔). Perhaps Spielberg will do the same thing he did for Memoirs of a Geisha and cast Chinese Actors to play the roles of Japanese people? Sure-- they all look the same to whitey, right? Riiiight.

This is just another Follywood dumbfuck idea from an industry that has already done and re-done everything, and can no longer create new ideas of their own. What a sham(e).

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