Hollywood Ghost in the Shell
Anime News Network and Anime Anime report that Production I.G, the studio that produced all of Ghost in the Shell's adaptations into anime (the two movies and the three Stand Alone Complex works) has received permission to develop a Hollywood adaptation of the Masamume Shirow created cyborg sci-fi. A new contract with rights holder Kodansha allows Production I.G. to represent the creators and negotiate distribution of a live action film. The third Stand Alone Complex anime, Solid State Society, a movie that originally aired on Japanese pay-per-view, will receive its North American premiere at next month's New York Comic Con (February 23-25).
Twitch points out that Satoshi Kon's (Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers) Paprika is scheduled for American released on May 25th. A new site is online at www.paprikamovie.com
New Robotech Mini-Doc
Leading up the release Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, the DVD of which is scheduled for February 6th, Harmony Hold has posted a second mini-documentary, entitled "The Anime Pipeline". The short film can be seen on www.theshadowchronicles.com and YouTube
The current list of scheduled screenings for the Shadow Chronicles include # HOUSTON, TX (Jan. 18-19, 2007 at 9pm) Studio Movie Grill Copperfield 580 Highway 6 North & West Road Houston, TX 77095 # BOSTON / CAMBRIDGE, MA (Jan. 19-20, 2007) The Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 876-6837 # SALT LAKE CITY / S. JORDAN, UT (Jan. 19-25, 2007) Megaplex 20 at the District 3761 West Parkway Plaza Drive South Jordan, UT 84095 (801) 304-4020 # ANN ARBOR/CANTON, MI (Jan. 26-27, 2007) Emagine Canton 39535 Ford Road Canton, MI 48187 (888) 319-3456 # BERKELEY, CA (Jan. 27, 2007 at Noon) The Shattuck Cinemas 2230 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 464-5980 # ANCHORAGE, AK (Jan. 27-28, 2007) The Bear Tooth Theatre 2230 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704 (510) 464-5980 # MARINETTE, WI (Jan. 27-28, Feb. 3-4 at 12:45pm) The Mariner Theatre 2000 Ella Court Marinette, WI 54143 (715) 732-9364 # LOS ANGELES / WESTWOOD, CA (Feb. 3, 2007 at Noon) The Crest Theatre 1262 Westwood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 474-7866
Ghibli Announcement Schedule
Nausicaa.net reports that Studio Ghibli President Toshio Suzuki announced at a Cinema ANGELICA press conference that Hayao Miyazaki's next film will be announced in March. Many believe that the film will be an adaptation of the Chinese story "I Lost My Little Boy".