End of March, it will be time for you to ‘wake up’ and reclaim your life like Scarlett Johansson will do. In the first Ghost In The Shell official clip entitled ‘Wake Up‘ as the Major wakes up to find she’s not all that she used to be. Check it out…
As you’ll see this is when Major (Johansson) discovers she’s more robotic and off course it’s a shock. She’s not alone as Dr. Ouelet (Juliette Binoche) who discusses everything with her, but why did she call her ‘Meera’?
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.
As the backlash for this movie is all to do with, a white actress playing a role that probably should have been played by an Asian actress Meera seems to be her name. A codename like Motoko Kusanagi which the character has in the Anime/Manga versions which will probably annoy some hardcore fans. Scarlett Johansson isn’t trying to be ‘Asian’ though she may possess some of the characteristics (fashion, weaponry, etc…). Paramount have chosen the actress to her star power and her role as Black Widow on the Avengers/Captain America movies.She’s one of the female actors who has proven they can handle the action genre easily.
We’ll judge the movie when we see it and you can see Ghost In The Shell on 30th March. Directed by Rupert Sanders, co-starring “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbaek, Chin Han.