This Sunday one of the biggest Sporting events in American sports calendar, The Superbowl takes place and to non-American Football fans, this means nothing. However, if you’re a cinephile it can be an exciting night as the big studios like to unleash new promos and today its Ghost In The Shell.
Today Paramount Pictures don’t want UK and Irish cinephiles miss out on the fun by releasing a new Big Game TV Spot. Warning us not to let our lives get stolen, everything they told you was simply a lie.
Ghost In The Shell follows the Major (Johansson), 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 Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.
Whilst there is tidbits of new footage amongst the 30 seconds the promo runs, it’s essentially a teaser of the recent full trailer. It’s playing to its cyberpunk roots and we love this and the visual aesthetic beautifully rich, colourful and vibrant, a trademark of Rupert Sanders movies. The TV Spot also suggests a larger narrative too with hints to Major’s backstory, though not overstepping the mark by revealing too much.
It’s a shame that after the ‘white wash’ controversy of the 2016 Oscars when movies origins originate in different countries like Japan. Any movie remade by Hollywood if it’s core actors are not non-white it will cause an uproar, we believe in equality for all. No one should ever get advantages thanks to their skin colour, gender or sexuality. Fans of the original Masamune Shirow‘s Ghost In The Shell some may be sceptical, we have hope Sanders will deliver the goods.
Ghost In The Shell will arrive in UK and Ireland on 31st March, starring Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, and Kaori Momoi.