Walt Disney Pictures has pushed the release of their live action Ghost in the Shell remake up two weeks, from April 14, 2017 to March 31, 2017. The release date shift was most likely in response to Universal Pictures setting Fast & Furious 8 for release on April 14, 2017 last week. In its new March 31, 2017 release slot, Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson, will go up against Sony's Untitled Smurfs Movie, and it will open one week after The Divergent Series: Allegiant: Part 2 hits theaters on March 24, 2017.
Ghost in the Shell is based on the wildly popular anime series that centers on a team of covert agents who specialize in fighting cyber crime. The original series spawned a number of anime movies such as Ghost In The Shell (1996), Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004), Ghost in the Shell: Individual Eleven (2005), Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society (2006) and Ghost in the Shell 2.0. No other cast members besides Scarlett Johansson have been announced at this time.Read More
The original anime centers on a woman who is a member of a covert ops team specializing in fighting cyber-crime. DreamWorks has been developing the project since 2008, but it seems the studio is finally ready to move forward with this project. Bill Wheeler wrote the screenplay, with Avi Arad and Steven Paul producing and Mark Sourian serving as an executive producer.
DreamWorks' Steven Spielberg has long wanted to get this project off the ground, but it isn't known if he will be involved as a producer or an executive producer. Are you looking forward to Scarlett Johansson taking the lead for Ghost in the Shell? Do you think the production will actually go off without a hitch after six years in development? Let us know what you think below.Read More
Would you like to see Scarlett Johansson in her own Black Widow movie? What villains do you think she would go up against, if this iconic character were to get her own stand alone adventure? Let us know what you think below.
Black Widow comes to theaters in 2018.Read More
Back in October 2012, Universal Pictures set David Kajganich to work on the script for their Creature from the Black Lagoon remake, although that was the last we heard of the project. Today, The Tracking Board reports that Scarlett Johansson is the studio's top choice to star in the remake, but it isn't known if an official offer has been made quite yet. The studio is developing a Universal Monsters Shared Universe franchise, which is being spearheaded by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, but it isn't known if this project is part of that initiative yet.
Last year's Dracula Untold was confirmed as the first entry into this universe, with the Untitled Mummy Reboot, set for release on June 24, 2016, slated to be the next, although it isn't clear what project will follow from here. The studio did set an April 21, 2017 release date for one of their monster movies, but it was never revealed which monster it will be. It's possible that Creature from the Black Lagoon could be the next project on deck, but we don't know that for sure.Read More
Avengers: Age of Ultron is only three weekends away from release, and the anticipation is growing at a fever pitch. Helping to keep fans satiated is a brand new extended TV trailer that features some select new footage. Most of it revolves around Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. This latest sneak peek runs 90 seconds, and serves as a roll call for the world's greatest heroes.
The epic follow-up to the biggest super hero movie of all time, Avengers: Age of Ultron begins when Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.Read More
Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in The Psychopath Test for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Kristin Gore, the daughter of Al Gore and a former writer for Futurama, has signed on to write the screenplay adaptation, based on the book of the same name by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats, Frank).
No details were given for Scarlett Johansson's character, but the book examines how the medical community tries to diagnose and identify remorseless serial killers. During the course of writing his book, Jon Ronson came across several psychopaths and others whose lives were touched by madness, along with a psychologist who developed what is known as The Psychopath Test.Read More
It's no secret that Scarlett Johansson announced her pregnancy just as Avengers: Age of Ultron was heading into production. Many believed this would mean a diminished role for the actress, but that is clearly not the case. According to previous reports, and judging by the two trailers, Scarlett Johansson will have more screen time in Avengers 2 than she has in the previous Marvel movies.
Avengers: Age of Ultron was released May 1st, 2015.Read More