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Ghost in the Shell movie “Not set in Japan.”

After the outcry regarding Scarlett Johansson’s casting as the lead role in the upcoming live action Ghost in the Shell movie, news has come from executive producer Charles C. Charles that the film will not take place in Japan.

Said Charles, “We initially ran tests to make our LA locations look more like the city of Japan, but decided it would be too expensive.” Charles was informed by our reporter that Japan was not a city but a country, but he had no immediate response. Charles went on to explain, “A lot of things change when you adapt a kids cartoon to live action.”

When asked what else was going to change, Charles elaborated, “We got rid of all the philosophical crap to focus more on the action. The original, I don’t know, I haven’t seen it but I hear it’s a lot of souls versus robots stuff and that’s not really relevant in today’s world. We’re gonna up the action instead. Just wait, you’re gonna love it. It’s like Transformers times fifty!”

This comes on the same day as a new press release containing a full plot synopsis. It reads as follows: “Scarlett Johansson stars as Megan Kusanagi, a lone pure-human police officer in a city of robots. When the robots turn against humanity, it’s up to her to stop them by destroying the robot king, Marcellus, who long ago killed her partner Batou. But to reach her goal, she will have to overcome her hatred of robots and work with her new partner, who is also a robot.”

According to Charles, the film will be the beginning of a new “cinematic universe,” with four sequels and two spin-offs already green-lit.