Firefox News -- Firefox.org - http://firefox.org/news
Negotiations Begin for a Live Action Ghost In the Shell
http://firefox.org/news/articles/18/1/Negotiations-Begin-for-a-Live-Action-Ghost-In-the-Shell/Page1.html
Leva Cygnet
 
By Leva Cygnet
Published on 01/19/2007
 
Production I.G. has begun negotiations with Hollywood studios to produce a live action Ghost in the Shell ... 

Page One
Production I.G. has begun negations with Hollywood studios to produce a live action Ghost in the Shell.

Ghost in the Shell is a popular manga that has been made into an animated series and three movies. It is a futuristic cyberpunk thriller which explores the ethical and philosophical questions surrounding the widespread merging of humanity with technology.

Very few anime or manga series have been successfully made into live action films; if this project is successful, it will be interesting to see what other properties might be produced as well. However, there's a very long road between negotiations and a quality movie.