Hollywood screenwriter Max Landis has come under fire for seemingly defending decisions to cast Scarlett Johansson as the lead in the live action version of The Ghost in the Shell. He explains that the film would never get green lit had they cast an 'unknown Asian'. But hasn't it occurred to them to not make the film at all if they can't with an Asian lead? Rather than change the race of yet another character to white. This follows controversy at the casting from 'Exodus Gods and Kings' where Christian Bale was cast as Egyptian and Pan where Rooney Mara was cast as Tiger Lily.