Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ghost In The Shell Film: A Major Motoko Kusanagi Controversy (Part IV)

You do realize this is how it's going to go with this film.

Every little thing about the anime classic, Ghost In The Shell (1995) originally directed by Mamoru Oshii, will be under the microscope by fans.

The live action interpretation is set for March 2017. Boy, it's going to be a long road. I hope it's worth it.

The latest revelation is that scriptwriter Jonathan Herman has been called aboard for script rewrites. Herman is known for co-writing the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton (2015).

Opinions are very divided, perhaps split down the middle (not a scientific poll), about this Hollywood adaptation. I'm not sure Herman's credentials suit Ghost In The Shell, but he may be the biggest fan of the property and completely understand and grasp the material. Certainly time will tell. He's also likely not to be the last.

It is interesting how people are willing to destroy something that has yet to see the light of day. The knives for all involved are completely out.

Shouldn't the material be judged on its own merits before conclusions are made? Innocent before proven guilty. You know, that reasonable sort of thing.


le0pard13 said...

We really should only offer thoughtful criticism once the final product is ready and released. It's pure conjecture otherwise. But then again, this is the internet, where even vapor-ware is scoped, inspected and perused ad nauseam. YMMV ;-)

Sci-Fi Fanatic said...

This is indeed the reality for political programs to entertainment. It's inescapable, but imagine for a moment giving people a chance. Wow.

Speaking of thoughtful criticism, sorry to hear you're not a fan of that ending for The Mist.

... but there again, at least you've seen the end product. ;)