For the score of the original movie score to the visual aesthetic are all important elements of the classic Ghost In The Shell. The same can be said about Rupert Sanders Hollywood live action version out later this month, adopting elements of the original whilst making his own stamp on the new movie. Once again we have another new behind the scenes featurette called the Art of The Film which dives into the film’s art.
Scarlett Johansson describes Sanders as a ‘Visionary’ and we can’t deny he has an eye for detail and is probably what caught Paramount Pictures eye too.We learn the neon-lit streets of New Port City or Niihama where the movie (and anime) is actually based on Hong Kong which Mamoru Oshii based the anime on. It’s also the background, the characters that are just as important as the main characters, a big Akira, Blade Runner influence going on. We mustn’t forget the anime was also highly inspirational too (The Matrix) which makes this an intriguing prospect when it’s out in 2 weeks time.
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 is set to arrive in UK & Irish cinemas in the usual cinematic formats on 30th March. Co-starring “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbaek, Chin Han.Powered by Sidelines