Takeshi Kitano Joins ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Adaptation | Film News
Japanese veteran actor and badass Takeshi ‘beat’ Kitano has reportedly joined the cast of the paramount led adaptation of Ghost in the Shell.
Set to play the role of Daisuke Aramaki, the chief of Public Security Section 9, he will join lead star Scarlett Johansson who plays Kusanagi, and Michael Pitt who will play the role of the villain. Kitano has had a number of notable roles in Japan, with Battle Royale, Zatoichi, and Kikujiro being a few examples.
Ghost In The Shell will be a live-action adaptation of the popular sci-fi anime, which is set in a post-cyberpunk future. Recently, it has been reported that Paramount has taken the lead for the production for the film after Disney and is slated for release on 2017. The casting of Johansson playing the primary role had also caused an uproar among fans, who were expecting the part to be played by an actress of Asian descent.
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