January 22, 2007 - Would you dig a live-action Ghost in the Shell movie? If done properly, it could be pretty amazing. And now it's one step closer to becoming a reality. Production I.G., the animation studio behind the most recent Ghost in the Shell film and TV series, has obtained live-action movie rights from publisher Kodansha, creators of the original Ghost in the Shell manga.
According to industry paper Variety, Production I.G. will represent the original rights holders and rights users in negotiations with Hollywood entities that are interested in making a live-action flick based on the popular property.http://movies.ign.com/articles/757/757345p1.html>>12331029