The Hollywood live action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in The Shell, previously making ripples on the internet for its alleged “whitewashing“, finally received a full-length trailer from an exclusive Tokyo event last Sunday. After a short foreword by lead actress Scarlett Johansson, the trailer goes deep into the neon-infested post-cyberpunk world of Ghost in The Shell, along with several seconds of gunfights, and of course shots of Johansson’s controversial character, Major (in case you forgot, not Major Motoko Kusanagi, just Major). Is the trailer convincing enough to justify the casting? Take a look at the trailer yourself after the jump!
Another footage that was shown on the event was a 2-minute “shelling sequence” that mimics director Mamoru Oshii‘s original opening sequence of Ghost in The Shell Movie. Accompanied with a live performance led by Kenji Kawai (composer of the original GiTS movie), it’s a welcome nod to the source material. Thanks to IGN, you can also see the sequence below:
Ghost in The Shell, based on Masamune Shirow’s 1989 seinen manga, is slated for release on 31 March 2017. It stars Scarlett Johansson as Major, Pilou Asbæk as Batou, Michael Pitt as the Laughing Man, and Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, along with several Japanese names: Takeshi Kitano plays the Public Security Section 9 founder and chief Daisuke Aramaki; Kaori Momoi and Rila Fukushima are also reported to play in the full-feature. Othe actors playingSection 9 task force members include: Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, and Tuwanda Manyimo.
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