A Live Action ‘Sword Art Online’ Is Coming to Netflix with a Promise of No Whitewashing

A live-action adaptation of the popular anime Sword Art Online has been greenlit by Netflix. The pilot was penned by Laeta Kalogridis, who worked as writer/producer for Netflix's Altered Carbon. Kalogridis will continue her partnership with Netflix, serving as writer and executive producer for the SAO adaptation. Originally created by Reki Kawahara, the Japanese light … Continue reading A Live Action ‘Sword Art Online’ Is Coming to Netflix with a Promise of No Whitewashing

Kevin Kwan Reveals Hollywood Wanted to Whitewash ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Crazy Rich Asians was a hot commodity as soon as it hit shelves but according to author, Kevin Kwan, not everyone who showed interest in in optioning the book for a film came with the right ideas. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kwan reveals that one producer he met with, wanted him to re-imagine … Continue reading Kevin Kwan Reveals Hollywood Wanted to Whitewash ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Ed Skrein Steps Down From ‘Hellboy’ Reboot Amid Whitewashing Controversy

Last week it was announced that Ed Skrein had been cast in the Hellboy reboot. However, his casting was controversial and certainly warranted the public outcry that came with it. Skrein was cast to play Ben Daimio, a character who has always been portrayed as a person of Japanese descent. In a statement released via … Continue reading Ed Skrein Steps Down From ‘Hellboy’ Reboot Amid Whitewashing Controversy

Ed Skrein Cast as Ben Daimio in ‘Hellboy’ Reboot

In another case of questionable casting in Hollywood, Ed Skrein has been cast as Major Ben Daimio in the Hellboy reboot. Skrein joins David Harbour, Ian McShane and Milla Jovovich. Harbour will be playing our favourite demonic hero, McShane will be is adoptive father, and Jovovich will play the villainess the Blood Queen. Skrein will … Continue reading Ed Skrein Cast as Ben Daimio in ‘Hellboy’ Reboot

Netflix ‘Death Note’ Gets Its First Official Trailer

Death Note is a Japanese manga and anime series that revolves around Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook that grants its user the ability to kill anyone just by writing his face in the notebook while picturing their face. The notebook belongs to a Shinigami named Ryuk, who was bored … Continue reading Netflix ‘Death Note’ Gets Its First Official Trailer

Audiences Ghosted ‘Ghost in the Shell’, Box Office Breakdown

The Boss Baby was able to overthrow the Disney epic Beauty and the Beast and got the number 1 spot this weekend with an estimated $49 million. The Boss Baby vastly over preformed pre-release industry expectations. Beauty and the Beast waltzed out of the number 1 spot with $47.5 million. Ghost in the Shell brought in … Continue reading Audiences Ghosted ‘Ghost in the Shell’, Box Office Breakdown

Asian Americans Exist! Sincerely, An Asian American

The live action film adaptation of Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell has been shrouded with controversy ever since Scarlett Johansson was cast as the lead. The issues of whitewashing and erasure of Asian representation have been the forefront of conversation. In a recent interview with Motherboard, Ghost in the Shell director Rupert Sanders called … Continue reading Asian Americans Exist! Sincerely, An Asian American

Ghost in the Shell Loses at the Box Office on Opening Weekend

Paramount has a interesting situation on their hands, it appears that Scarlett Johansson will not be making the same box office numbers as Marvel. Animated feature Boss Baby will win the weekend with $51.6 million. Ghost In The Shell will come in after Beauty and the Beast with $20.3 million. The opening numbers have not been finalized there is still Saturday … Continue reading Ghost in the Shell Loses at the Box Office on Opening Weekend