DreamWorks is finally moving ahead with its adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s manga turned anime Ghost in the Shell. After years of hanging out in development limbo, the film is moving forward the addition of Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
According to Deadline, Sanders will work with a script written by William Wheeler (The Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Cape). The story revolves around Public Security Section 9 members who deal with cyber crimes in a future where people have various levels of connectivity with machines ranging from basic interfaces to full brain replacements.
Ghost in the Shell debuted in 1989 as a serialized manga before growing into a full-fledged media franchise, reaching into television, film, video games and prose. DreamWorks acquired the film rights in 2008.