DISNEYLAND, FL– Disney CEOs revealed earlier today that they had acquired the rights to Masamune Shirow’s Appleseed. Reportedly this was a response to the recently announced Dreamwork’s Ghost in the Shell movie. Disney executives proposed adapting different manga by Shirow such as Dominion Tank Police, or Black Magic. Eventually settling on Appleseed as it was the only other one with a movie adaptation.
Lead roles have already been given to Disney stars Debby Ryan and Regan Burns playing Deunan. and Briareos respectively. This has sparked some controversy over the decision to cast Burns as the originally African Briareos.
“No I don’t think it’s racist that I’m playing a black character.” Burns explained, “I think it’s unfair that I’ve been an actor for 16 years and I’m only known for Dog with a Blog.”
Debby Ryan was also interviewed, “To be honest I haven’t read the manga, but I think I played one of the video games? All I remember is bad CGI.”
Disney executives seem hopeful for Appleseed’s financial success.“After Big Hero 6 won best animated film, we found out that people really like this little country called Japan. With Appleseed we’re aiming at that same market of ten year olds and hipsters.”
In response to Disney’s announcement, Dreamworks has moved up the release date of Ghost in the Shell to next Thursday. With only mere days to film, edit, and cast, Dreamworks is putting a lot on the line. As of their most recent statement, Disney promises that Appleseed will be in theaters by next Wednesday.