The new Ghost in the Shell promo features director Rupert Sanders and members of the VFX crew discuss the film’s shell sequence. It’s a pivotal moment when Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost is uploaded into a synthetic body.
As most of you know, the film is based on Masamune Shirow’s manga series which raises nine kinds of existential questions, where Shirow’s series finds its name. Ghost in the Shell‘s heroine is the driving force behind neo-Tokyo’s Section 9, an elite counter-terrorism unit comprised of the finest mercenaries in the city.
On March 31st, Ghost in the Shell hits theaters March 31st. It is the first of many upcoming big budget anime movies in 2017.
Check out the featurette and official synopsis below.
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.”