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Bill Skarsgard to Star in ‘The Crow’ Reboot, Rupert Sanders Directing (Exclusive)

After years of false starts and many rings of development hell, The Crow appears ready to fly again. Bill Skarsgard, who played Pennywise the Clown in the It horror movies, will star in the reboot of the supernatural revenge thriller that will be directed by Rupert Sanders, best known for helming Snow White and the […]

How Sci-Fi Films Use Asian Characters to Telegraph the Future While Also Dehumanizing Them

A new video presentation at Los Angeles’ Occidental College from Thai-American artist and curator Astria Suparak looks at how Asian characters and cultures are represented in American science fiction cinema. In the work —  part of the show Encoding Futures: Critical Imaginaries of AI at the college’s public arts space Oxy Arts — Suparak’s visual […]

Netflix Inks Deals With Three Japanese Anime Production Houses

Netflix has signed deals with Japanese anime studios Anima, Sublimation, and David Production and released details on new original series it has ordered from them.

Netflix’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Series Will Arrive in 2020

A new 'Ghost in the Shell' project is in development, this one featuring a Japanese 3D computer graphics-rendered main character.

Scarlett Johansson Reteams With ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Director for True-Life Massage Parlor Film ‘Rub & Tug’

Scarlett Johannson is reteaming with Rupert Sanders, who directed her in Ghost in the Shell, for Rub & Tug, a drama about a true-life sexually ambivalent massage parlor owner.

‘Death Note’: 5 Things to Know About the Netflix Adaptation and the Original Manga

The reimagining of the cult-favorite Japanese franchise from the global streaming giant is the latest Hollywood stab at a manga adaptation, none of which has yet hit the mark.

Tribeca: Jon Favreau on ‘Lion King’ Fans’ Expectations, ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ Disappointment

Interviewer Scarlett Johansson, well-prepared with a legal pad full of questions, alluded to 'Ghost in the Shell's' box-office struggles in a frank aside.

Why Japan Won’t Save ‘Ghost in the Shell’ From Being a Box-Office Flop

Despite the generally positive local reaction to the Hollywood addition to the beloved franchise, the film's home fanbase is too small to make a difference.

China Box Office: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Wins Weekend, but Not By Enough

The troubled Scarlett Johansson sci-fi thriller escaped embarassment in the Middle Kingdom but didn't put up big enough numbers to turn around its global fortunes.

Japanese Fans React to ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Audiences in the home of the iconic franchise are mostly impressed with the look of Rupert Sanders' reimagining of the story and remain unmoved by the whitewashing controversy, but rue the absence of the depth of the source material.

New Animated ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in Production

Publisher Kodansha and Production I.G announced the project.

‘Ghost in the Shell’: 4 Japanese Actresses Dissect the Movie and Its Whitewashing Twist

THR invited the women to join a no-holds-barred conversation about cultural authenticity and why Japanese nationals fail to understand the race controversy: "People in Japan worship white people."