Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Rupert Sanders. The film is currently shooting in Wellington, New Zealand; and to accompany the news we have your first look at Scarlett Johansson as Major…
Based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell follows the 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 also stars “Beat” Takeshi Kitano as Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, Michael Pitt as Kuze, Pilou Asbæk as Batou, and Kaori Momoi. The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara and Tuwanda Manyimo.
Paramount Pictures will release Ghost in the Shell in the US on March 31st 2017.