GitS BoxartCan we call this a case of a friendly ghost in the script?

Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter reported that writer Straight Outta Compton writer Jonathan Herman will rework Dreamworks’s live-action Ghost in the Shell film’s script.

Herman’s specific duties are unspecified, but the publication is listing his work as “doing an overhaul” of the script.

The first drafts of the script were written by William Wheeler (The Hoax) and Jamie Moss (Street Kings). Ari Arad, Avi Arad and Steven Paul are attached as producers on the project. Michael Costigan, Jeffrey Silver, Tetsu Fujimura and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa will serve as executive producers. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) was tapped to direct.

In January, we reported that the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie was greenlit for production. Disney will finance the feature, which begins filming next year. Paramount will co-produce in exchange for distribution rights in international markets.

Roughly a week prior to the film’s official announcement, we learned that Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, Lost in Translation) was confirmed to star. She’s expected to pull in $10 million for the role.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter