Recently released is the first full trailer for the live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell from Paramount Pictures. Directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Beat Takeshi, Juliette Binoche, and Pilou Asbaek, here’s the word from Paramount:
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows 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.
Originally a manga series from acclaimed scifi creator Masamune Shirow in 1989, the franchise has previously been adapted into multiple anime series, video games, and 4 feature anime films, most notably in 1995 by noted director Mamoru Oshii to nearly universal acclaimed. Set for North American release in March 2017, take a look at the visually stunning trailer below!