The live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell revealed the synopsis and main visual featuring Scarlett Johansson, the American counterpart of Major Kusanagi.
The film will be distributed in the US by Paramount Pictures on 31 March 2017. It also stars Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt. It’s directed by Rupert Sanders, written by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss, and based on the popular manga by Masamune Shirow.
The Major is the world’s strongest investigator. She is a cyborg, only her brain and some of her memories remain of her original body.
Who was I?
She grasps at the memory of a cyber-terrorism attack that shook the entire world. Astonishing facts have been hidden in her past…
The near future. The Major (Scarlett Johansson) is a unique cyborg whose brain is the only part left of her original body. Her life was saved after a miserable accident and turned into the perfect cyborg. She then devoted herself to stopping the world’s most dangerous cyber-terrorist. Some criminals have even more incredible strength and abilities, and start to hack into her brain. She leads the elite task force section 9 and confronts the cyber-terrorist organization. While she prevents the investigation, she gradually notices that her memory has been controlled and that her life was actually hacked rather than saved. She will stop at nothing to capture the criminals and prevent more victims.
Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han, Juliette Binoche, and others
Arad Productions, Inc. / Steven Paul
‘Ghost in the Shell’
Release: 31 March, 2017 (North America), Friday 7 April 2017 (Japan)
Produced by: Avi Arad, Ari Arad, and Steven Paul
Based on: Masamune Shirow, “Koukaku Kidotai: THE GHOST IN THE SHELL”
Written by: Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, and Ehren Kruger
Directed by: Rupert Sanders