You might remember my reports about the weirdest miscast of Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the Hollywood live action remake of the world famous Ghost in the Shell manga and anime franchise. Now, hell yeah, Hollywood seems to have listened to the public outcry and tries to make good on all the GitS fans worldwide.
Ok, now are Rila Fukushima and particularly Beat Takeshi rather well-known to western audiences but there’s still the elephant in the room: The major herself! An icon of a strong Japanese heroine character Major Motoko Kusanagi, is to be played by blonde Swedish bimbo Scarlett Johansson. Despite her talent as an actress and her strength making her a near perfect match for the role of Kusanagi she’s still caucasian as caucasian goes. And as I hear attempts to turn her into a CGI Japanese woman weren’t successful.
Does a Japanese woman sport a noooooooose like ScarJo?
So please excuse me for not puting my hopes up too high for the Hollywood flick becoming a credible adaptation of the GitS saga.
Methinks it’s really too little too late for saving this GitS adaptation from becoming an unvoluntary comedy and international laughing stock. And once again we see how a very expensive project can fail already in the early planning stages. But you just HAD TO book ScarJo, didn’t you? Because she’s all the rage right now? Because she’s the only action actress with some pull at the box office? You just had to cast her, no matter what movie, right? Nobody reads those scripts anyway.