Five teaser videos have been released for next years Ghost in the Shell Live-Action feature film by Paramount Pictures, highlighting different scenes from the film, some of which are reminiscent of the 1995 anime film.
The film stars Scarlet Johansson (The Avengers, Lucy, Lost in Translation) as The Major, Pilou Asbæk (Lucy) as Batou, Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire) as The Laughing Man, Juliette Binoche (2014’s Godzilla, The English Patient, Chocolat) as Dr. Ouelet and Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale) as Daisuke Aramaki the founder and chief of Section 9.
Playlist of all 5 teaser videos:
Paramount Pictures have provided the following synopsis of the film:
“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 film is set to be released on the 31st March 2017 and is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman).