The wait is nearly over and three days time Hollywood live action version of the Anime classic Ghost In The Shell will arrive in UK cinemas. The naysayers are shining their soapboxes, the critics sharpening their pencils, judge and jury ready unleash the verdict. Like anything the best judge and jury is yourself and Paramount Pictures have unveiled one more piece of evidence, a brand new final UK trailer. It’s time to surrender yourself!
No matter how much backlash this movie has received, Paramount hasn’t let that negativity stop the marketing train moving up a gear or two. The new unexpected trailer might only be about 90 plus seconds long they do show off plenty of new footage and why Scarlett Johansson is one of action best leading ladies.Also below is one more clip ‘Deep Dive‘ which shows Major take a Deep Dive into the Robot Geisha mind, suddenly things take a drastic twist.
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.
The press screenings are currently happening, some early reviews are online (French and German)we’re not going to speak on those views for now. The source material has been teased, the movie looks visually appealing but is it style over substance or an honest version of an Anime masterpiece?
Ghost In The Shell is out in UK&Ireland 30th March (USA 31st). Starring Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Beat Takeshi Kitano, Pilou Asbæk, Rila Fukushima, Kaori Momoi, Chin Han.