DreamWorks Pictures and director Rupert Sanders have their eyes on Wolf of Wall Street's Margot Robbie to star in their adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, the influential manga turned anime franchise. Deadline reports the actress is in early talks for the role.
Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will direct from a script by William Wheeler (The Reluctant Fundamentalist, The Cape). Avi Arad, Steven Paul and Mark Sourian are on board to produce.
Masamune Shirow's 1989 manga centered on members of Public Security Section 9, a group of officers that deal with futuristic cyber crimes. We're not talking about hacking or identity theft, but criminals who can directly interface with computers and technology.
That original story spawned sequels, anime films and TV series, video games and prose. The American film rights went to DreamWorks in 2008, although Sanders signed on at the beginning of this year.