It was reported last week that the first trailer to the upcoming ‘Ghost In the Shell’ movie would be unveiled during the weekend. The big debut would also be presented during a major event being held in Tokyo featuring some amazing showcases of the famed Japanese anime now live-action adaptation. Despite some serious controversy surrounding the adaptation, mostly because the lead role in the source material was intended for an Asian actress, this footage looks to change the minds of the public and get everyone on board. After a series of 10-15 second snippets teasers giving fans a little taste of what’s going on inside the shell, a full-length trailer has arrived.
The ‘Ghost In the Shell’ is being reported to be based loosely on the very popular manga of the same name. Ghost in the Shell follows the Major, a special op, 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.
‘Ghost In the Shell’ is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) with the script being written by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss. The film is also produced by Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, Iron Man), Ari Arad (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), and Steven Paul (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance). Along with the crew comes a stellar cast, Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi, Beat Takeshi Kitano as Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, Michael Pitt as Kuze, Pilou Asbæk as Batou, and Kaori Momoi. The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara and Tuwanda Manyimo.
Here’s the full trailer:
Ghost In the Shell is currently set for release on April 14, 2017