With the new teaser from the live-action remake of manga classic ‘Ghost In The Shell’, has come a first glimpse of its star Scarlett Johansson busting her ‘thermoptic’ suit.
In an iconic scene from the original manga comic, The Major, the character being played by Johansson, conducts one assassination mission in the suit, which appears to see-through.
But in fact, the suit turns her invisible. Invaluable on assassination missions, one would have thought.
The 14-second clip, the latest in a series of frustratingly brief snapshots, shows Johansson emerging from an inner city lake, having duffed up an assailant with a single lightening upper cut.
Directed by ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ helmsman Rupert Sanders, it finds Johansson’s cyborg policewoman tracking cyber criminals and hackers.
Also on the bill are ‘Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Pilou Asbæk, veteran Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano and Juliette Binoche.
The original manga comic series emerged in 1989, followed by an anime movie in 1995.
However, the new Hollywood take on the source material has been heavily criticised for whitewashing, by having Johansson playing the lead role.
Marc Bernadin of the Los Anglese Times summed up the controversy, saying: “The only race Hollywood cares about is the box office race.”
The movie is due out in March, 2017.