Paramount Pictures will be releasing an official-trailer for “Ghost in the Shell” soon. The studio released a new clip for the official trailer today, the adaptation is scheduled to hit theaters in 2017.
The live-action adaptation will star Scarlett Johansson, and was directed by Rupert Sanders. Fans might know Sanders best from his work directing “Snow White and the Huntsman”. Over the last few months Paramount Pictures has been releasing teaser-clips of the film, but it looks like fans will get the full-length trailer later this month.
The film is based on the original series from Kodansha Comics, which were written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. This new version will be produced by Avi Arad and Steven Paul. (“GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE”). Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “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 series has quite a following, and animated films, like the ones available on Amazon.com, have been extremely popular in the past.
The cast of “GHOST IN THE SHELL” includes Beat 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”).
The film’s crew includes Cinematographer Jess Hall (“THE SPECTACULAR NOW”), Editor Neil Smith (“SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN”), Production Designer Jan Roelfs (“FAST & FURIOUS 6”), and Costume Designers Kurt Swanson and Bart Mueller (“THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PARTS 1& 2”).
Ghost in the Shell will release on March 31, 2017.