Dreamworks Remakes Ghost in the Shell

DreamWorks has acquired rights to the Japanese manga “Ghost in the Shell” reports Variety.

The studio plans to adapt the futuristic police thriller, created by Masamune Shirow, into an American 3-D live-action feature.

The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.

Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul are attached to produce whilst Jamie Moss will pen the adaptation.

The comic, first published in 1989, has generated three anime film adaptations, an anime TV series and three videogames.