Based on the Japanese manga, Ghost in the Shell set out to transform Scarlett Johansson into an Asian with sophisticated computer graphics. According to ScreenCrush, citing sources at Paramount and DreamWorks, the tests have already been carried out by Lola VFX, which "tweaked" Brad Pitt's appearance for the movie "The Curious Story of Benjamin Button".
It is not known whether the studio management was satisfied with the result, but in the end it was decided to abandon this idea. Paramount representatives confirmed the very fact of such works, but stated that they were not related to the heroine Johansson.
Note that the choice of the leading actress caused the scales of criticism from fans of the original manga, who insisted on the need to entrust the image of Major Mokoto Kusanagi to an Asian actress. Such personnel decisions in recent years have often led to real scandals. Thus, the creators of the movie "The Gods of Egypt" were even forced to make a public apology for the fact that all the key roles in the movie were played by white actors.
Ghost in the Shell also stars Michael Pitt, Michael Wincott, Juliette Binoche, Johan Philip Asbeck, Takeshi Kitano, Chin Hanh, Peter Ferdinando, Christopher Obi, Yutaka Izumihara and others. The premiere will take place in April 2017.
The Topic of Article: Scarlett Johansson wanted to be turned into Asian in Ghost in the Shell.