It is being reported that DreamWorks has signed Scarlett Johansson the lead in their upcoming adaptation of Ghost In The Shell – based on Shirow Masamune’s cyberpunk manga of the same name.
Johansson role would be that of a covert ops member of a Japanese National Public Safety Commission unit that specializes in fighting technology-related crime. Rupert Sanders will be directing based on a script by Bill Wheeler.
The film has not been officially greenlighted but Steven Spielberg (A principal at Dreamworks) has wanted to make this film for a long time and a commitment from Johansson would push it closer to happening. Her film Lucy made $394 Million and she has Avengers: Age Of Ultron coming up in May.