Mamoru Oshii, director of the classic anime Ghost in the Shell visited the set for the upcoming live-action adaptation to be impressed by Scarlett Johannson who looks incredible in the role of The Major. Oshii expressed his delight after his expectations were exceeded by Johannson’s effort. Rupert Sanders‘ visionary take looks as if he has gone above and beyond what anyone could have hoped for. The production design is incredibly imaginative and complemented by gorgeous lighting. The cinematography that we have seen so far looks to be spectacular, however. I would caution you to go into the film with lowered expectations considering Sanders’ track record is nothing special as of yet. But as of now, the style and tone of the original Ghost in the Shell looks to be intact.
Also, the first official trailer for the film is set to arrive this Sunday,November 13th.
The film produced by Paramount Pictures stars Scarlett Johannson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt,Juliette Binoche, Kaori Momoi, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, and Tuwanda Manyimo with a script penned by Jamie Moss, directed by Rupert Sanders.
Ghost in the Shell hits theaters March 31, 2017.
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotics advancements in cyber technology.