At 4/14/16 01:51 PM, Jackho wrote:
Did you boys hear there's a live action Ghost in the Shell that's actually gone into production, with Scarjo in the lead? I mean obviously it'll be terrible but it's interesting that this project is going somewhere, it's one of those adaptation that floated in creative limbo for a long time.
I think it's stupid they're still going and not even responding to the protests or respecting the people who will potentially not go see it. If they were smart, they would actually listen to the people and stop whitewashing this shit like always. I too am sick of inaccurate portrayals. Now there's the other side of the story, sure, if it's a play I don't care if a black girl plays Peter Pan, but if it's a movie, I expect an accurate portayal at least of Native American Tiger Lily.
I mean hell, Pacific Rim used an asian actor, whats the big deal that makes them avoid an accurate portrayal? Watch them change Motoko's history being half american or some shit. She's JAPANESE. Hollywood is racist, and as much as I love Scarlett Johansson, I'm not happy at all with her for this, and am surprised she went through with it. It's coming next year....it should have been made by Del Toro, like Pacific Rim, or not at all. You can't trust them to do accurate portrayals. Motoko's name isn't remotely american, and there's no reason they should do this shit.
You know what the ironic thing is? I'm not really a fan of the anime series, but it pisses me off both as an anime fan, and a fan of movies. I don't get why they think ignoring petitions is a good idea, because this is gonna bomb, and they know it. Not only that, but then Hollywood producers will think it's a bad idea to adapt anime anymore because of them, unless they see it was just a poor execution. I really hope this doesn't affect film adaptations, because if they fuck it up for everyone, it'll be all because they ignored the people.
Luckily, nothing will be as bad as Dragonball: Evolution, we're lucky that didn't kill chances for adaptations, so maybe it won't, but I definitely will not be seeing this film.