The first trailer for the movie “Ghost In the Shell”, based on the Japanese manga of the same name, was released Sunday by Paramount pictures.
Back in 2008 Dreamworks and Steven Spielberg acquired the rights to a live-action film adaptation. Scarlett Johansson was cast in the lead role after Margot Robbie signed on to play Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.
The trailer for Ghost in the Shell debuted during a launch party for the film over in Tokyo, where Scarlett Johansson, director Rupert Sanders and “Beat” Takeshi Kitano were all in attendance. The live-action adaptation of the film brings to life the classic manga written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. It also takes inspiration from the animated movies and series that followed the original 1995 anime.
The movies main character, The Major is a “special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid” that was created by Hanka Robotics and leads the elite task force known as Section 9 – battling various dangerous criminals and extremists in futuristic Hong Kong.
The Major must confront her history before she became a cybog crime-fighter while having to battle her most dangerous enemy.
Cast: Scarlett Johansson as The Major, Pilou Asbæk, Beat Takeshi (a.k.a. Takeshi Kitano) as Public Security Section 9 founder and chief Daisuke Aramaki, plus Juliette Binoche, Kaori Momoi, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, and Tuwanda Manyimo
Official Synopsis for Ghost in the Shell:
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 Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.