Exclusive: Laeta Kalogridis on Adapting Ghost in the Shell

SuperHeroHype’s horror-obsessed cousin ShockTillYouDrop.com talked with Laeta Kalogridis, screenwriter of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio’s upcoming suspense thriller Shutter Island, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, and she gave them a progress report on adapting Shirow Masamune’s Japanese science fiction manga Ghost in the Shell into a live action feature film for DreamWorks:

I’ve got “Ghost in the Shell,” which is an adaptation of another manga and anime with DreamWorks and Steven’s producing that and I’m hoping that the draft will come in pretty soon and I’m hoping he’ll like it. DreamWorks had the material and I have loved it for years and years and years. They contacted me about it when they found out that I was interested. I mean, there’s just no other property quite like it. It could actually be three two-hour movies, which is what I would vote for, but it’s the seminal cyberpunk text as something like “Neuromancer.” I mean, it really just is, and there’s nothing else like it.

You can read the rest of the interview tomorrow night over on ShockTillYouDrop.com. Shutter Island opens on Friday, February 19.

Source: Edward Douglas, ShockTillYouDrop.com