New Ghost In The Shell featurette explores making the film

Ghost In The Shell

by James White |
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The trailers thus far for the live-action version of Ghost In The Shell have been blip vert-style fragments. Now here comes a more traditional form of promotional push for the movie, as star Scarlett Johansson and director Rupert Sanders talk working on the film while showing some behind the scenes action.

Also featured, and present to give his stamp of approval to the new venture is Mamoru Oshii, director of the 1995 anime version and the sort of person who can try to allay the fears of those who are worried about the casting of Johansson in such an iconic manga/Anime role.

Based on the manga originated by Masamune Shirow, Johansson’s character The Major is a special ops cyborg, head of an elite task force known as Section 9. The team, working for Hanka Robotics, is in charge of stopping dangerous criminals and extremists, and their prime target is The Laughing Man, a terrorist dedicated to wiping out all of Hanka’s cyber technology. Pilou Asbæk is Batou, the second best fighter in the section and The Major's trusted lieutenant, with Juliette Binoche, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt and Kaori Momoi also appearing.

Ghost In The Shell is out on 31 March next year.

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