The official website of the Ghost in the Shell movie franchise was recently updated and it bore the smell, looks and feeling of a whole-new project – Ghost in the Shell Evangelion. Well, it is just a single announcement and not a complete redesign, but it sure means a lot!
Here is the official announcement:
士郎正宗による『攻殻機動隊』が誕生してから25年、士郎正宗の世界を押井守監督が表現した『GHOST IN THE SHELL/攻殻機動隊』からは20年。この歴史は、プロダクション I.Gの挑戦と成長の歴史でもありました。
And here is my somewhat illiterate and incomplete translation (if someone has any corrections to this, please tell me and I will be glad to fix the text here):
Shirow Masamune’s incredible world creation was shown to all by Mamoru Oshii (director) when he created the Ghost in the Shell project. This same project was also a great journey for Production I.G
It will be here that you will find out the new challenges in this very same journey, a challenge named “Ghost in the Shell Evangelion”.
We will show you the further development of the story in “Evangelion”.
Signed: Production I.G / Mitsuhisa Ishikawa
According to this, there are two theories – there will be a crossover anime film between Neon Genesis Evangelion and Ghost in the Shell and that the new movie will be entitled Ghost in the Shell Evangelion without any relation to the second franchise.
Which one do you think is the right one?