Takeshi Kitano, or has he is more commonly known, Beat Takeshi has signed on for the Ghost in the Shell adaptation. Beat Takeshi is known well to fans as a writer, director, and actor. He has been in many interesting films including Fireworks, Battle Royale, and Brother. This is an awesome casting choice, but worth noting that he is the first Japanese actor cast in the movie. The film is being directed by Rupert Sanders, and stars Scarlett Johansson. As of right now I am still on the fence about how this will play out. We will try to bring more news as it develops.