Paramount Pictures has released an extended clip from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell featuring the building jump scene that opens the original anime.
The opening of the live-action adaptation looks to be incredibly faithful to the original as it features The Major (Scarlett Johansson) using her therm-optic camoflauge to thwart an attack. You can watch the extended clip below.
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In the original, The Majors efforts were in an attempt to prevent the assassination of an ambassador on behalf of the Ministry of Affairs but it’s not clear whether or not that is the case here. The new film seems to draw influence from both the original Ghost in the Shell as well as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – 2nd Gig as it brings to life scenes from the anime and incorporates the villain Kuze (Michael Pitt) from the series.
The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Kaori Momoi, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, Tuwanda Manyimo, and Takeshi Kitano. Here’s the official synopsis:
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 Robotics advancements in cyber technology.
Ghost in the Shell hits theaters March 31, 2017.
Theater-Worthy Movies To Look Forward To In March
As we say goodbye to February and Oscar season, we look onwards toward March as the summer blockbuster season begins. March is a month loaded with anticipated movies and it has something for everyone – especially genre fans. Next month’s offerings are diverse, ranging from smaller horror-thrillers to long-awaited reboots and sequels. This bode’s well for multiplex’s as audiences have more than once choice at any given weekend. With heavy hitters that will appeal to both kids and adults, March is sure to be a big month at the box office.
Let’s take a look at what you can expect to come out next month in chronological order. Hit Next to continue!