They stole her life in the recent Superbowl TV Spot, but for the new second UK trailer for Ghost In The Shell, Scarlett Johnsson unlocks her past.
The Hollywood live-action adaptation of the classic Masamune Shirow‘s manga (Mamoru Oshii for the anime) is fast approaching with Paramount releasing one last trailer ahead of the release. The first trailer was all about a taster of Rupert Sanders visual style, this new promo takes us deeper into the world our heroine Major lives in. Her role as the cyborg super-cop and her back story, more action too.
Check out the new trailer…
Ghost In The Shell follows the Major (Scarlett 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.
With the VFX all looking more in place now, we finally get a proper look at our movie’s antagonist played by Michael Pitt.He plays the terrorist that Major is tracking down, in a dangerous cat and mouse. Visually Sanders visuals are striking and really does look to capture the cyberpunk tone and scope. This may give the movie it’s actual Japanese feel however there doesn’t seem to be a day when the ‘whitewashing’ of the movie crops up.
Ever since Scarlett Johannson was named as the lead role instead of a Japanese/Asian actress, the backlash from the media and fans of the Manga/anime have not let the issue escape. The actress in a recent interview [read it here] with Marie Claire she attempted to smooth things over. We don’t know if it helped to balance things up, what it did do is remind us of one question. No matter what actor plays who, will the movie be any good?
You can find out yourself when Ghost In The Shell arrives in UK&Ireland on 31st March. Starring “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Pilou Asbæk, and Kaori Momoi.