Following the success of “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson looks ready to take on another action pic, this one coming from the world of Japanese anime.

Johansson is set to star in DreamWorks’ adaptation of the popular anime pic GHOST IN THE SHELL which we screened last year at Panic Fest.  The actress had the offer to star in the film before but the timing was off. Sources now say she has agreed to star in the pic.

The story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime.

Steven Spielberg, you may have heard of him, is a huge fan of the original and has long wanted to get this film off the ground. A commitment from a star like Johansson should help in getting the film greenlit for production.

Johansson’s LUCY made $394 million worldwide and her next Marvel endevour AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON hits theaters in May. Proving she should be up for the role. What do you die-hard GHOST IN THE SHELL fans think of the casting? Sound off in the comments section below.

Source: Variety