Dreamworks executives will be high-fiving for the rest of the week after landing Scarlett Johansson for their forthcoming anime adaptation Ghost in the Shell. It was a huge year for Johansson with Lucy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier doing massive business and she's about to star in Age of Ultron and Civil War.

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson is returning to Asia for 'Ghost in the Shell'

However, perhaps her most interesting project to date is Ghost - based on the Japanese anime created by Masamune Shirow and serialized in 1989. It tells the story of Motoko Kusanagi, a member of the covert counter cyber-terrorist organisation which specializes in fighting technological crime in the 21st century in Japan. It's basically awesome. The series was previously adapted into a movie in 1995, which spawned a sequel in 2004. 

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Interestingly, Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders comes in from the cold to direct, with a script from Bill Wheeler. Avi Arad and Steven Paul will produce with Mark Sourian will take up executive producing duties. 

Now, here's the real news. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Johansson will bag a cool $10 million offer (at least) to star in the movie. She received an offer of that value back in the summer and who knows, maybe she did a little negotiation.

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Before Ghost in the Shell, Johansson will star in the Coen brothers new move Hail, Caesar! about a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s who works to keep the studio's stars in line. The comedy co-stars Channing Tatum and Ralph Fiennes and has a release date set for February 5, 2016.

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