So far, everything we have seen from the upcoming film adaptation of the beloved anime, Ghost in the Shell, looks dark, stylish, and sexy. The film received a lot of flack when it was announced that actress Scarlett Johansson would be starring in the role of Motoko (The Major), a human-cyborg hybrid who leads an elite task force with the goal of stopping dangerous criminals and extremists in Tokyo. While diversity continues to be a major problem in Hollywood, it is also important to reserve judgment until we have all seen the film. As we just saw with Tilda Swinton in Doctor Strange, a character can be reimagined when making the jump to the silver screen. The American version of Faith could easily be explained by the fact that she is part Cyborg.
At this point, all we have seen so far are some quick teasers offering glimpses into the film’s look and tone along with a few tantalizing images but as we inch closer to the film’s release the marketing campaign is set to kick into gear starting this Sunday, November 13, when an official trailer for the film will arrive. Check out the teaser for the trailer below.
Ghost in the Shell hits theaters March 31, 2017.
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.
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.