We’re only a few weeks away from Rupert Sander’s Ghost In The Shell arriving in UK and Irish Cinemas. Fans of the original 1995 Japanese Animation or know about Masamune Shirow‘s masterpiece know it’s one of the most influential animations ever made. Now we have this brand new Hollywood live action adaptation which is opening the classic story to new eyes, we’re left with one question. ‘Who is Major?’
In a new Featurette from Paramount Pictures HQ those labour force cyborgs created this video which asks Scarlett Johansson about her role. The video takes us closer to our movie’s protagonist and her leading lady playing the iconic mysterious assassin. Perfect little promo to celebrate International Woman’s Day!
The new promo also has a number of new snippets of footage including a slightly longer scene with Juliet Binoche which reveals, the only true part of Major that’s still human is her brain! But as the previous trailers or footage have revealed, Major’s life was stolen. Leaving the suggestion that more of her human side could have been ok, or the ‘accident’ might have been deliberate.
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.