Ghost In The Shell goes live action 3D!

Looks like James Cameron’s not the only cinematic big shot planning a complicated 3D adventure featuring high-concept science fiction: Steven Spielberg is throwing his weight behind it.

We already knew he was planning Tintin to be filmed in motion-captured, digitally tweaked style, and now he’s beaten Sony and Universal to the punch by grabbing up the rights to remake cult anime favourite Ghost In The Shell as a live-action 3D extravaganza. "Ghost in the Shell' is one of my favourite stories," the Spiel blabbed to Variety. "It's a genre that has arrived, and we enthusiastically welcome it to DreamWorks."

The power producing team of Avi Arad, Ari Arad and Steven Paul brought it to his attention, and Jamie Moss will pen the adaptation, which follows a futuristic covert cop battling tech crime. There’s no word on whether Senior Spielbergo will direct himself, but then he’s always got an awfully crowded development pot.

Variety has downloaded the details .