The first teasers for the movie adaptation of “Ghost In The Shell” are out.
Shown in short bursts of 10 to 15-second videos, the short teasers were released earlier today (Thursday, 22nd September) at 11am.
The movie stars Scarlett Johansson in the titular role The Major, with Pilou Asbæk as Batou; Michael Pitt as The Laughing Man; Takeshi Kitano as Daisuke Aramaki; Chin Han as Togusa; Lasarus Ratuera as Ishikawa, and more.
5 teaser trailers were made public, with the 1st showing a geisha walking along a futuristic looking pathway; the 2nd portraying The Major pulling a cable out of her body; the 3rd featuring a closeup of the actress; the 4th showing Kitano’s character with a gun; and the 5th, pictures Johansson’s character stumbling upon something sinister.
We’ll let the short clips do the talking:
UPDATE (14th November, 11:40am):
The first full trailer for “Ghost In The Shell” is finally out!
Following the release of a series of short teasers, Paramount Pictures dropped the trailer during a global launch party in Tokyo on Sunday (13th November). The 2-minute-long promo clip shows Scarlett Johansson aka Motoko Kusanagi in a “nude” suit, gun-filled action scenes, tattooed monks, and Batou in full costume.
Directed by Rupert Sanders (who also directed “Snow White And The Huntsman”), the live action adaptation was picked up by Steven Spielberg in 2008. However, it courted controversy when Johansson was casted as the main character. The public accused the movie of whitewashing, which is a casting practice in the film industry where white actors are cast in non-white character roles.
“Ghost In The Shell” will arrive in theatres on 31st March 2017.