How much is Hollywood out of original ideas? Well we have the fourth Indiana Jones movie coming out. It could be fun, even with Crystal Skulls. Time will tell if Dr. Jones can still wear his battered fedora and crack that whip to defeat the bad guys.
So where does Hollywood go next for ideas? The Land of the Rising Sun it seems. James Cameron has been toying with Battle Angel Alita for years, but has yet to produce one frame of film. On the horror front, we have seen The Ring and The Grudge remade into American films.
One new contender is a film based on a story from Japan we will be seeing is coming from Dreamworks and Steven Spielberg it seems. Spielberg said. "It's a genre that has arrived, and we enthusiastically welcome it to DreamWorks." Pretty darn strong words since the property in question Ghost in the Shell has has spawned three different comics, three animated movies, a two season TV series, two games for Playstation, plus countless other items. As for the genre allusion, cybernetics and cyberpunk actually stem from such American movies as Blade Runner.
Hollywood, scraping the bottom of the barrel again.