Paramount and DreamWorks Pictures have released the Ghost in the Shell trailer, featuring Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Lucy) in the upcoming sci-fi film directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman).
Based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, the film is 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). Michael Costigan (Prometheus), Tetsu Fujimura (Tekken), Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, whose animation studio Production I.G produced the Japanese Ghost in the Shell film and television series, and Jeffrey Silver (Edge of Tomorrow, 300) executive produced.
Ghost in the Shell follows the 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.
The cast of Ghost in the Shell includes Takeshi Kitano (Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, Battle Royale series) as Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat) as Dr. Ouelet, Michael Pitt (“Hannibal,” “Boardwalk Empire”) as Kuze, Pilou Asbæk (Ben-Hur, Lucy) as Batou, and Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha, Hong Kong Confidential). The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence), Danusia Samal (“Tyrant”), Lasarus Ratuere (“Terra Nova”), Yutaka Izumihara (Unbroken) and Tuwanda Manyimo (The Rover).
Check out the Ghost in the Shell trailer below followed by a new featurette and poster for the March 31, 2017 release.