I remember as a kid being at a buddies birthday party when I was no more then 8, and their older brother coming over and throwing in “an animated movie we’d like” into the ole’ hifi VCR. Turns out it was the 1988 movie Akira and for the next 2 or so hours our innocence was ripped away as we watched some of the weirdest, violent but amazing animation any of us had ever seen. I couldn’t find anything else that came close to that until years later when I discovered Ghost in the Shell, and now it’s apparantly on it’s way to being remade in full blown 3D by Dreamworks.
From Variety –
DreamWorks is making the futuristic police thriller as a 3D live-action film.
Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul of Seaside Entertainment are attached to produce and originally brought the project to DreamWorks.
Created by Masamune Shirow, “Ghost in the Shell” was first published in 1989. It went on to generate two more manga editions, three anime film adaptations and an anime TV series. The second anime film, “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence,” was released in the U.S. by DreamWorks in 2004.