News: Scarlett Johansson For Live Action Ghost In The Shell

After years of being in development hell, it appears that a live action Ghost in the Shell is finally moving forward.

And it seems that none other than Scarlett Johansson is taking the reigns as the lead character. It's been rumored for a while that she may be starring in the sure fire hit, but the rumor picked up steam today with numerous sites reporting the news. 

She's been offered $10 million to take the role and has all but accepted at this point. After the dreaded Lucy disaster, this may be a way for her to realign her cred as an action star. While Ghost in the Shell die hard fans may take issue with this casting, this might be a perfect choice to give the franchise more mainstream appeal.