STRAIGHT OUTTA TOKYO, A CRAZY MOTHERFUCKER NAMED BATOU
jesus christ i just read it
Making Section 9 an arm of Hanka Robotics loses all that diplomatic intrigue and devolves the organization into a petty and tedious low-level corporate lackey. the Laughing Man is actually trying to unearth corporate wrongdoing and impresses Section 9 so much they offer him a job
Who's even their audience? It's clear that weaboos and fans of the franchise don't want a western live-action movie. Who the fuck are they selling this to? I don't understand.
>“In the film, Scarlett Johansson stars as a special ops cyborg who leads an elite task force called Section 9 for Hanka Robotics. Section 9 is devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, led by The Laughing Man, whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka’s advancements in cyber technology.”
Best Grill for the job anon. we've known this for a while. Maybe if we are lucky she will play a certain someone
Thanks Hollywood for ruining yet another good thing.
To be honest, she was fucking great in Under the Skin. But I don't see her as Motoko at all.
Honestly, the casting is the least of my worries about this film.
If they're going to deviate that far from the original work they should just change the name and get it over with.
Hollywood's audience can't deal with a greyish moral villain who could have a just cause. Also, the "real plot" about global networks leading to a population ruled by consensus rather than centralised leadership seems to be completely dropped.
>As respecting a nation’s borders becomes tricky when you can bypass that by streaming your consciousness online.
Why don't they just implement IP/region locks and ban proxies?
But why even adapt something to film if they're barely going to make use of the source material? Wouldn't it cost a lot for licensing and everything? Do they want to avoid creative exertions so much that they'd rather take existing IPs and churn out something that a sizeable portion of the fanbase would hate?
two minutes in makeup . Hulk is a big guy but they got someone to play him
Here's a gif of the actual theatre experience when watching that
its not that big a diff, just stuff her bra
Goddamn, when is Hollywood/the movie industry gonna collapse? So much money being poured into shitty/rehashed ideas, charging people ~$20 for something they could get online for $2.00 in one or two months at a Redbox thing outside 7-11, etc.
AND STOP FUCKING MAKING LIVE ACTION VERSIONS OF CARTOONS.
Aside from the meme, this movie will end up as something completely different with just the name being the only connection. This movie is being rewritten for the normies.
>implying this isn't OTP
No, no, no, this is good. This can only make it worse. If the normies and Hollywood greasejews hate the movie because it's so fucking awful (like it will be), then potentially it will have saved many other titles from being produced.
Or this will make it worse because retarded normies wouldn't have even been able to understand the plot anyway.
>Section 9 is devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, led by The Laughing Man
Literally butchered the biggest plot point in the entire show. This can only be unbelievably terrible. Fuck Hollywood.
Batou is a risky guy.
Most movie adaptations are like that when the product that is been adapted isn't already a teenage blockbuster. It happen with World War Z as well where the movie only kept the fucking name of the book and nothing more.
It was the only thing they could do really. They fucked over a lot of the people wanting to watch the original version because of not having a Japanese actor playing protag.
Either give us a subbed version of a Japanese live action movie or make it completely different, that's what Power Rangers taught us.
>implying this isn't a happy ending
Exception to the rule? Though I agree their adaptation was actually pretty cool and there is no need for 100% adaptation but something that at least handhelds the central plot points of each the work.
I just hope that Akira project with Nolan never gets made, otherwise prepare for a new wave of normal faggortry like DBZ, Naruto and all other shit combined couldn't even dream off.
Give Hollywood shit for taking this up in the first place, but at this point GiTS has had four different universe takes in Japan.
It was only natural that they took a shot at what Gundam tried to do with Savior.
we probably talkin about diff things then. my mistake
I can't wait until they turn The Laughing Man into "The Hacker Known as Anonymous" with his own person Guy Fawkes in the Rye avatar.
If this shit ever escapes development hell and actually makes it to production, it`ll probably end up as a comically bad throwaway film nobody bothers seeing, like those Hitman movies.
The Daredevil guy is making it? The Daredevil show was actually pretty solid, solid enough to be watchable by casual fans of the character and rabid fanboys (if the character has any).
I could expect the film to not be as shitty as I expected to be.
What the fuck happened to him after 1995?
>mamoru will never make anything like GitS or Patlabor movies ever again
>SAC was actually pretty good
>Arise is weird
Where are we going?
Well, if Hollywood keeps producing remakes that are shit, there's no way I'm paying for it. Torrenting this mo'fo once it comes out.
It's going to suck.
It never had any hope, ever. Even before they cast Scarlett Johansson as a woman named Motoko Kusanagi.
The fucking Matrix was a better GitS adaptation than we'll ever get.
>The fucking Matrix was a better GitS adaptation than we'll ever get.
That's because you got two guys who had a heavy influence from manga and all weeaboo shit to direct and produce the movie. This is why the matrix was set apart. Once you get people who skim through (if they even do) manga and the anime, they decide they don't like "X" or "Y" because they are normies who just got done writing the new Jennifer Lopez movie about an abused single mother
Am I the only one who in retrospect hates Oshii's GitS after reading the manga? The characters had almost no personality. SAC did a much better job of examining philosophical themes while retaining some Shirow's lighthearted characterization.
The original manga was actually pretty trashy at times. It's a good thing to hold up as an icon of many things wrong with sci-fi as a genre in the 80's, especially because it toed the line between pornography and art fairly often.
Not that it's necessarily bad, but I don't think Oshii straying from the source material was necessarily an injustice. It was astute and to the point, and chose to prioritize the aesthetic, worldbuilding and plot over characterization. The marriage of speculative science fiction and noir that Oshii pulled off in that movie is a major reason that the franchise is still remembered today.
>The original manga was actually pretty trashy at times.
Gotta love Shirow. "Well, we just analyzed the nature of consciousness for ten pages, better show the Major and her fuckbuddies playing around on a boat"
"badass action sequence, check. Now, on to nurses wearing garters and stockings"
He really did go off the deep end by the time Man-Machine Interface rolled around.
am i the only one who thinks that Mickey Rourke is the perfect actor for Batou.
its the makeup he wears in the movie, but he looks similar enough to Batou. But im sure that hollywood will cast some darkie to play Batou, because political corectness or some shit like that.
You've gotta be fucking kidding me...
I sure as hell won't pay money to see this but I'm curious to see how bad it is so I'll probably pirate it.
>he looks similar enough to Batou
And it's not just about the face. Batou is a big guy, 6'4 according to google.