Ghost in the Shell is based on a Japanese manga by Masamune Shirow and a classic anime by Mamoru Oshii – both of which deal with the questions of what constitutes identity and whether humanity remains when the line between human and machine disappears.
Rupert Sanders’ live-action Ghost in the Shell touches on these ideas more I expected it would and is a cracking good science fiction-action movie as well.
Fans of Ghost in the Shell will be given a chance to take an early look at the live action adaptation of the classic anime – in IMAX® – on February 28th.
Paramount Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures and IMAX present a one-night-only event featuring an exclusive first look at stunning film footage exclusively in IMAX® theatres across 14 North American cities with select international markets and dates to follow.
Attendees will receive a limited edition poster and have the opportunity to capture their experience in a film-centric experiential photo booth — Becoming the Major.
The new trailer for Paramount’s Ghost in the Machine has a lot of new footage. It looks like pretty dazzling stuff, with the Major’s confrontations with a cyber-terrorist suggesting that there’s more to her story than she remembers. Also, lots of cool action!
Following the release of ten 10-15 second snippets of video from Ghost in the Shell, Paramount Pictures has released a full trailer – introduced by Scarlett Johansson.
Accusations of whitewashing have been at least partially addressed by named the main character simply The Major – but otherwise, the trailer definitely seems to be a reasonably faithful adaptation of the of the original anime feature.
The trailer suggests both the sumptuously technological world of the anime and the films that have been influenced by the anime – films like The Matrix and Ex Machina – as well as the films that influenced the anime (like Blade Runner).
The trailer follows the break. Feel free to just jump right in. Ghost in the Shell will be in theaters on March 31st, 2017.
Despite the fact that manga characters were generally designed as round-eyed and pale of skin (originally to attract a North American and European audience – everyone wants a global audience), much has been made (and complained) about the casting of Scarlett Johannson as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the live-action Ghost In The Shell.
Paramount has released five, count ’em five(!), very brief teasers for Ghost In The Shell, and they look crazy intriguing. See the other four after the break.