Over the last few months, we’ve been treated to a small barrage of short teasers, now Paramount Pictures has finally revealed the full trailer for the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie!
It’s seriously about time we got a full trailer after weeks of teasing and tiny releases. Visually the new live-action Ghost in the Shell movie looks pretty close to the first anime movie that was directed by Mamoru Oshii. However, based on the dialogue we’ve gleamed from the trailer, it seems, the live-action version’s story seems to have a pretty major change compared to the original.
The new trailer shows Major Kusanagi, or as “The Major” as she is to be called in the live-action, without prior memories before being a cyborg. That’s a marked difference from original source material where she knew from the very beginning who she was. We’re pretty sure there’s going to be more marked differences in the live-action than the original and there are bound to be many an outcry to the changes.
We can’t, of course, expect an exact copy of the Mamoru Oshii classic so here’s hoping that the live-action version of Ghost in the Shell won’t dissapoint.
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.
Ghost in the Shell is the much debated Hollywood adaptation to the popular Japanese sci-fi series of the same name; with Scarlett Johansson starring alongside Takeshi Kitano, Pilou Asbæk and Michael Pitt, with Rupert Sanders directing.
Ghost in the Shell will hit theaters 31 March 2017. If you want to catch the other previously released short teasers, check out our previous piece here.