The home release date for Paramount Pictures’ live-action adaptation of the classic anime Ghost in the Shell has been revealed.
Per a listing on Amazon, director Rupert Sanders’ dark, stylish, and sexy new take on the anime starring Scarlett Johannson as The Major, a human-cyborg hybrid who leads an elite task force with the goal of stopping dangerous criminals and extremists will hit UHD, 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 25, 2017.
There is no word yet on the Digital HD release or the special features that will be included, however, the listing has revealed the box art for the home release. You can check it out below.
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.
You can check out our review for Ghost in the Shell here.
Anime Properties Hollywood Should Tackle Next
Japan has been a driving force in the world of technology and gaming, but is also known for their animation. Anime series and films have become popular worldwide. Shows like Naruto and DragonBall Z are household names throughout the world. This popularity has carried over and gotten the attention of Hollywood with the occasional dip into these popular properties. The influence of anime is seen throughout Hollywood productions, but most notably in the hit franchise, The Matrix. While it is a challenging endeavor to adapt anime there have been attempts to do so, including Netflix’s Death Note Film as well as the live-action Ghost in the Shell. It’s an interesting time to look over how Hollywood adapts anime and which ones deserve to be given an American treatment.
Here are 10 anime properties that Hollywood should tackle next