Thursday, 9 March 2017

New Ghost In The Shell teaser arrives online

In a pleasingly cyberpunk style, Paramount Pictures' publicity machine have largely eschewed the traditional trailer route for Rupert Sanders' (Snow White And The Huntsman) live action Ghost In The Shell remake with a series of 'glitch' teasers. The latest of which points to how Scarlett Johansson's (Lucy) character is being treated by her paymasters.





Adapted from Masamune Shirow's original 1989 manga, Ghost In The Shell sees Scarlett Johansson (Lucy) as a special ops cyborg at the head of an elite task force known as Section 9. The team, working for Hanka Robotics, is in charge of stopping dangerous criminals and extremists, and their prime target is The Laughing Man, a terrorist dedicated to wiping out all of Hanka's cyber technology.

Johansson's Lucy (2014) co-star Pilou Asbæk is aboard to play Batou, the second best fighter in the section and her trusted lieutenant, with Juliette Binoche (Cosmopolis), 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi), Michael Pitt (Seven Psychopaths) and Kaori Momoi (Memoirs Of A Geisha) also appearing. The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han (The Dark knight), Danusia Samal (Tyrant), Lasarus Ratuere (The Mule), Yutaka Izumihara (Unbroken) and Tuwanda Manyimo (The Rover).

With a script by Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton), Ghost In The Shell will arrive in US cinemas on 31 March 2017. For more on Ghost In The Shell, check out our Ghost In The Shell crash course guide.



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