One of the most famous Japanese anime films of all time might be getting a live action remake. Ghost In The Shell has been acquired by Japanese production house Production I.G., and they are set on making a new version of the animated classic. There's no word on when production will begin, but this would be quite a step forward for the anime genre, especially if the film were successful.
Also, if you've never seen the original Ghost In The Shell, you absolutely should. It's a classic, and one of the better stories you'll ever see.
SCI FI Wire: Ghost Live Action Mulled