Australian breakout star Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) is in talks to be the lead in DreamWorks’ live-action adaptation of Ghost In The Shell, reports Deadline. Rupert Sanders (who’s probably better known for having an affair with Kristen Stewart than for directing Snow White And The Huntsman) will direct the script by newcomer Bill Wheeler. It’s said to be based only on the original Masamune Shirow manga rather than any adaptation or spin-off.
As for which character Robbie will play, we agree with /film‘s assumption:
Presumably Robbie will end up playing a version of Motoko Kusanagi, the character who is assigned to track and capture a hacker known as the Puppeteer. This hacker isn’t just stealing data, passwords and photos, however. The puppeteer [...] hacks cybernetic brain implants that connect many citizens to extensive networks. In some cases, the cybernetic brain modules allow for near-full replacement of human biology with cybernetic gear, with little more than the brain core that carries the “ghost,” or soul, remaining intact.
We can understand how Margot Robbie could get suspects to hand over the information she needs. She’s very persuasive.