A live-action adaptation of the iconic manga comic (also filmed as a seminal 1988 anime) has been in Hollywood development hell for decades with many huge names including Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Evans, Keanu Reeves, and Christopher Nolan all linked with the project at various stages. 1982-1990 – Katsuhiro Otomo launches his original manga. Set in Neo-Tokyo, 2019 after the nuclear apocalypse, it tells the epic story of youngsters Kaneda, Tetsuo against the backdrop of gang violence, psychic kids and motorbike chases.
She’s a cyborg with a past – a family, even – but which side will Scarlett Johansson’s The Major end up on? Coming over like a cross between ‘Robocop’ and ‘Blade Runner’, the new ‘Ghost In The Shell’ trailer reveals more about this massively ambitious, anime-adapted sci-fi. Rebuilt after ‘an attack’, Johansson’s counter-cyberterrorist field commander is on the trail of a deadly enemy – played by ‘Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt. ...
Featuring Scarlett Johansson in an eye-catching tactical stealth suit, the 30 second ad for ‘Ghost In The Shell’ can be watched in full above. Here’s the official synopsis: 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. ‘Ghost In The Shell’ arrives in UK cinemas on 31 March.
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. 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.