There’s one very simple rule to not fucking up your film adaptation

With reviews for Sony’s troubled adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower arriving (and confirming some of our worst fears about the movie), it’s probably a good time to reexamine just what makes for a good adaptation. Luckily, the Nerdwriter’s latest video essay tackles that very topic, boiling the question down…

Ghost In The Shell’s viral campaign is not going so well

The American adaptation Ghost In The Shell is now just days away from hitting theaters, after months—nay, years—of concerns that the film was carrying on Hollywood’s tradition of whitewashing Asian characters by casting Scarlett Johansson as the film’s protagonist. But while she may be the lead, it’s been made clear…

Adam Savage gets a behind-the-scenes look at Ghost In The Shell’s geisha robots

In his role as emcee of all things geeky, former Mythbuster/current Tested host Adam Savage released a new video of his visit to the props department of the upcoming Ghost In The Shell live action adaptation. The film’s impressive props were created by Weta Workshop, the New Zealand company famous for its work on the …

The Laughing Man steps out of the shadows in new Ghost In The Shell trailer

Michael Pitt was cast as Scarlett Johansson’s adversary in Ghost In The Shell about a year ago, but we hadn’t really seen him pop up in any of the teasers or trailers that otherwise showed off The Major. But, with the release date now looming, Paramount’s just unveiled the villain of the piece—Pitt’s Laughing Man, a…

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The original movie version of Ghost In The Shell is returning to theaters

Aside from the Major being played by a white woman, it looks like director Rupert Sanders’ upcoming live-action Ghost In The Shell Movie is going to be fairly aesthetically faithful to the original anime film. If “fairly faithful” isn’t good enough for you, though, Funimation Films will be taking advantage of the new…

Will there ever be another trailer as great as The Red Spectacles?

It seems like a day can’t go by here at The A.V. Club without some hot new trailer, teaser, or teaser-teasing mini-teaser finding its way into our inboxes. And, sure, we get excited; we’re human, after all. But sometimes, it’s necessary to have some perspective. For that, you have to sit down and ask yourself the only…