Kalogridis Adapts “Ghost in the Shell”

Laeta Kalogridis (“Shutter Island,” “Alexander”) will pen the script for the 3D live-action American adaptation of classic Japanese manga “Ghost in the Shell” for DreamWorks Pictures says Variety.

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.

The 1989 manga lead to anime film and TV adaptations, most notably Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 film “Ghost in the Shell” which is considered a cornerstone of the genre and one of the first films of the genre to crossover outside Japan.

Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul will produce. Jamie Moss penned a previous draft of the script.