6:00pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
New Animated 'Ghost in the Shell' in Production
Publisher Kodansha and Japan-headquartered animation company Production I.G are working on a new animated production based on the classic Ghost in the Shell manga.
It will be co-directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed).
Also this week, Production I.G — whose animation credits includes Ghost in the Shell, Miss Hokusai and A Letter to Momo — announced the promotion of Maki Terashima-Furuta to the role of president of Production I.G. USA.
Terashima-Furuta founded the U.S. subsidiary of Production I.G. in 1997 and has served as vice president, during which time she has overseen development, production and distribution of the company’s projects.
She also served as co-producer on Paramount and DreamWorks' recent feature Ghost in the Shell, which is also based on the manga.