Anime Film

GITS Turns into a Movie Again

Last week I posted about Production I.G.’s plans to follow-up their GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX series, and it turns out that instead of a new series, we’re getting a movie.

Production I.G has revealed in a stock disclosure that the upcoming Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society will be a 100 minute movie released in summer 2006. Anime News Network reports the movie is being produced in Hi-Vision, a format used by Japanese broadcast networks to support wide-screen televisions. The same production team, including main staff, will be carried over from the TV series. It takes place two years after the refugee riot incident. A significantly larger Section 9, with over 20 new officers, investigates terrorist actions related to a wizard-like hacker “Kugutsu Mawashi.” (AICN)