Originally reported on back in April of 2008, DreamWorks picked up the rights to make a live action version of Ghost in the Shell with Avi Arad and Stephen Paul set to produce it. Spielberg was quoted at the time as saying, "Ghost in the Shell is one of my favorite stories, it’s a genre that has arrived and we enthusiastically welcome it to Dreamworks.” Dreamworks’ head of production Adam Goodman added: “Ghost in the Shell is a property that epitomizes 3-D live action motion picture possibilities."
News on this front has been quiet since, but ICv2 picked up a new piece that shows the project moving forward still as they've signed on Laeta Kalogridis for scriptwriting duties. Laeta is best known among live action fans as the a producer and writer for the Birds of Prey show and Bionic Woman as well, two very shorted lived series. She's also has a hand in another anime adaptation with her collaboration with James Cameron for Battle Angel Alita where she's listed as a screen writer.
Ghost in the Shell has continued to have a presence in the US as the anime feature Solid State Society came out in the last couple of years and the manga is being put out by Kodansha's new US division after being published for many years by Dark Horse Comics.