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American 'Ghost in the Shell' Live-Action Movie [message #316334] Thu, 14 April 2016 15:25 Go to next message
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First Look: 'Ghost in the Shell' With Scarlett Johansson:

"Production is under way for a new, live-action Ghost in the Shell movie,
which will be one the first mainstream U.S. adaptations of a beloved
Japanese manga series. And today, the movie studio behind the film,
Paramount, tweeted out the first image from the set, showing Scarlett
Johansson in costume (and wig) as the film's lead character."

See:

http://www.popsci.com/first-look-ghost-in-shell-with-scarlet t-johansson
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Re: American 'Ghost in the Shell' Live-Action Movie [message #316424 is a reply to message #316334] Fri, 15 April 2016 19:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Also a petition to Dreamworks not to whitewash Asian characters:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/683/366/733/dreamworks-dont-w hitewash-
japanese-films/

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Re: American 'Ghost in the Shell' Live-Action Movie [message #316436 is a reply to message #316424] Sat, 16 April 2016 01:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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'Ghost in the Shell' Producers Reportedly Tested Visual Effects
That Would Make White Actors Appear Asian:

"After the backlash surrounding Johansson's role in the film, producers
reportedly attempted to quell the controversy with an old standby Hollywood uses
to fix a lot of problems: CGI.

According to multiple independent sources close to the project, Paramount and
DreamWorks commissioned visual effects tests that would've altered Scarlett
Johansson in post-production to "shift her ethnicity" and make the Caucasian
actress appear more Asian in the film."

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http://screencrush.com/ghost-in-the-shell-whitewashing-scarl ett-johnasson-vfx/
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Re: American 'Ghost in the Shell' Live-Action Movie [message #316476 is a reply to message #316334] Sat, 16 April 2016 15:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On Fri, 15 Apr 2016 21:59:06 -0700, dumpster4 wrote:
> According to multiple independent sources close to the project,
> Paramount and DreamWorks commissioned visual effects tests that would've
> altered Scarlett Johansson in post-production to "shift her ethnicity"
> and make the Caucasian actress appear more Asian in the film."

CGI blackface is still blackface.

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Re: American 'Ghost in the Shell' Live-Action Movie [message #316723 is a reply to message #316476] Tue, 19 April 2016 23:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Japanese Internet Reacts to Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell:

"Via threads on Japan's biggest bulletin board 2ch (here, here, and here) and My
Game News Flash, one of Japan's biggest game blogs, below is a cross-section
collection of some of the comments floating around Japanese cyberspace."

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http://kotaku.com/the-japanese-internet-reacts-to-scarlet-jo hansson-in-gh-1771544034

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Re: American 'Ghost in the Shell' Live-Action Movie [message #332127 is a reply to message #316723] Sun, 13 November 2016 20:17 Go to previous message
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The First Ghost in the Shell Trailer Brings the Popular Manga to Life:

"After months of controversy surrounding the live-action Ghost in the Shell, we
finally have something more fun to talk about. At a live event in Tokyo, the
first trailer was unveiled to the world, and it’s pretty fantastic.

Fans of the manga turned anime will notice plenty of throwbacks to those works,
with lots of new stuff blended in. Plus star Scarlett Johansson really seems to
nail the human on the inside, cyborg on the outside of her character, Major..
Check it out."

See:

http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-ghost-in-the-shell-trailer- brings-the-popular-1788920062
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