Animation company Production I.G. has acquired rights from publisher Kodansha to sell the antimated Ghost in the Shell for a live-action remake, reports Variety.
Kodansha published the “Ghost in the Shell” manga by Masamune Shirow in 1989. Production I.G. then made it into a cult hit animated feature in 1995.
The company also produced the Ghost in the Shell feature follow-up Innocence and the animated TV series “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex,” both of which have been widely distributed abroad.