This Friday the live-action Ghost in the Shell will be released and fans of the original manga are anxious to see if the film will be a faithful adaptation of the source material. Now, PlayStation has officially released 9 minutes of footage from Ghost in the Shell, offering fans a glimpse of the action and visuals featured in the film.
Director Rupert Sanders also wrote a lengthy piece detailing his appreciation for the original material and his approach to adapting the manga.
To translate all of this into a live-action film, I first returned to the visual language of the original manga, which really caught my imagination. That imagery has enraptured fans all over the world and it was the cornerstone for us as we developed the movie. We didn’t want to copy it frame for frame, but we also didn’t want to reinvent it from the ground up since it is so essential to how fans experience the story.
You can read Rupert Sanders’ entire piece here.
You can watch the footage below!
What do you think of the footage? Have Rupert Sanders’ comments given you confidence in the film? Share your thoughts below!
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.
Directed by Rupert Sanders, Ghost in the Shell stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Beat Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Kaori Momoi, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara and Tuwanda Manyimo.
Ghost in the Shell will be released in theaters March 31, 2017.
10 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!