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japanese actor beat takeshi joins western ghost in the shell movie
Via: Headlines
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You remember that Ghost in the Shell adaptation starring Scarlet Johansson? You know, the one that sparked a petition to stop white-washing anime characters in Western films? Well, now a real life Japanese actor/direct/comedian, Beat Takeshi has signed on to the film to play chief of Public Security Section 9, Daisuke Aramaki.

Though Takeshi is not a fan of anime, he took the role because Aramaki "is a fascinating person who gives off a unique presence, and... is at the core of the characters' relationships." As far as what the rest of the characters in this adaptation hold, details are scarce; we know Scarlet Johansson is playing protagonist and cyborg Motoko Kusanagi, but we don't know if the character will be adapted to fit the, uh, distinct racial differences between Johansson and the character that appears in the anime and manga.

The film is currently slated for a March 2017 release.

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Ghost in the Shell: 1995 Anime and 2017 Live Action Side By Side

Adaptations of anime/manga into live action often succeed in miserably failing source material, or otherwise just don't quite work.
Ghost in the Shell, the upcoming live adaptation that is, has been enduring accusations of white washing since Scarlett Johansson was announced as lead.
After the release of the trailer several days ago (we'll add it to this post), one thing is for certain, the movie is going to be true to the source.
But the question is, whats the point?

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