The first trailer for Rupert Sanders’ big screen adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is here, and the genre-bending director is promising a breathtaking vision of a new science fiction future for the big screen.
Check out the trailer below:
Here’s the synopsis:
In the near future, a cyborg detective known only as The Major (Scarlett Johansson) works to stop international hackers and political terrorists from destroying the instability of a futuristic Tokyo. But soon she is drawn into a conspiracy that could lead to the destruction of advanced robotic manufacturer Hanka Robotic’s artificial intelligence division by an enemy that knows more about herself than even she does.
The trailer for Ghost in the Shell is simply beautiful to watch with crisp visuals, stunning art design, and an extraordinary hypnotic sense of action. With bold CGI rendering from the wizards at Weta Digital and some incredible set and costume design, Sanders has truly realised the vision of Masamune Shirow’s manga for a new cinematic medium. Sanders has also worked to capture the manga’s thematic narrative points, such as the search for identity and ideological evils of technology.
Joining Scarlett Johansson, who is portraying the Major, is a talented international cast that includes Pilou Asbæk as Batou, Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, Michael Pitt as Kuze, and Japanese screen legend Takeshi Kitano as Chief Daisuke Aramaki.
Ghost in the Shell will blow your mind when it is released in cinemas next year on March 30, 2017 in New Zealand and Australia, and on March 31, 2017 in the US and UK.