Scarlett Johansson offered $10 million to take lead role in US remake of Ghost In The Shell
Scarlett Johansson has been offered the lead role and $10 million dollar pay cheque to take the lead role in the Hollywood remake of Ghost In The Shell, according to reports today (October 17th).
Earlier reports had suggested that producers have been eyeing The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie for the role, but, according to Deadline, she has dropped out to pursue an interest in a role in DC's new adaptation of Suicide Squad.
The remake of Ghost In The Shell is to be directed by Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders with a script from Bill Wheeler.
Ghost In The Shell, which was written and illustrated by author Masamune Shirow, tells the story of a member of a covert operations unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission, a team that specializes in fighting cyber-crime.
The comic has previously been adapted by director Mamoru Oshii in 1995 for an anime film, which spawned a sequel in 2004 named Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence.
Johansson's box office value is at an all time high after the success of Lucy, which took over $400 million at the box office against a budget of just $40 million. She will next be seen in next year's blockbuster Avengers: Age Of Ultron.