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The Laughing Man (笑い男)The Laughing Man proves to be the ultimate hacker, capable of such feats as hijacking multiple video streams simultaneously, taking over someone's cybernetic brain entirely, or even editing his own images out of someone's cybernetic eyes, and all in real time. The Laughing Man logo is an animated image of a smiling figure wearing a cap, with circling text quoting a line from Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, which reads: "I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes."
Ghost in the Shell has influenced many Hollywood filmmakers, from the Wachowskis, to James Cameron, to Steven Spielberg. Now, DreamWorks wants to make a live-action adaptation of the original manga by Masamune Shirow. Let's see what the studio is planning.