DreamWorks has acquired rights to the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell and are planning on making it a 3-D live-action feature (‘cause we all know how well those do!).
"Ghost in the Shell is one of my favorite stories," DreamWorks head honcho Steven Spielberg said. "It's a genre that has arrived, and we enthusiastically welcome it to DreamWorks."
They story centers around the adventures of a Japanese covert ops unit that specializes in fighting technology-related crime. Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul of Seaside Entertainment (X-Men and Fantastic Four flicks) will produce, while Jamie Moss (Street Kings) will pen the adaptation.
"Ghost in the Shell is a property that epitomizes 3-D live-action motion picture possibilities," DreamWorks production head Adam Goodman added.
Created by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell was first published in 1989. It went on to generate two additional manga editions, three anime film adaptations, an anime TV series and three videogames. The second film, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, was released in the U.S. by DreamWorks in 2004.
Variety.com: DreamWorks to make 'Ghost' in 3-D