Ghost In The Shell isn’t essential viewing by any stretch of the imagination, but it should be a well shot sci-fi actioner that helps continue Scarlett Johansson‘s ascent into badass-dom. This new featurette shows that the film’s style is an important aspect of how it will work as a live-action piece of entertainment. I have to say – it does look nice (if a little derivative).
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”
Ghost In The Shell starring Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbaek, Chin Han and Juliette Binoche opens on 30 March 2017.