This is the first full trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Ghost in the Shell. This live-action adaptation of a classic hit anime will hit theaters in March of 2017 starring Scarlett Johansson.
Johansson players the Major, a cyborg who is leading the futuristic anti-terrorist task force known as Section 9. The movie also features Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, and many more top rated actors.
Ghost in the Shell was an extremely popular franchise in Japan that composed of a variety of movies, comic books, and series and it was revealed that earlier this month by the film’s producer Avi Arad that the villain would be Kuze who would be played by Michael Pitt.
“We’re not doing Puppet Master. It’s not Laughing Man. It involves Kuze,” he told Collider. “The big thing we are doing here is that we’re not necessarily doing an origins backstory, but we are addressing [the Major]’s sense of self and resolving how she defines herself in terms of memories. That’s one of the main thrusts in the story. Inspired by [the episode] “Affection” in 2nd Gig. It’s bits and pieces of those mixed together.
Arad went on to explain that fans would nevertheless notice elements from other Ghost in the Shell releases in the film. “You’ll recognize some things from Ghost in the Shell: Innocence like the geisha bot,” he said. “Everything we pulled from the movie is because we thought it was cool. There’s a whole thermoptic sequence with the garbageman. We did that because we thought it was really cool.”
The movie is set to release on March 31, 2017.