Ghost in the Shell featurette with anime director Mamoru Oshii
In a new behind-the-scenes video for Paramount‘s Ghost in the Shell movie, 1995 anime film director Mamoru Oshii says Scarlett Johansson “has gone above and beyond my expectations for the role” of the Major. The full trailer for the film arrives on Sunday, November 13.
Set for release in theaters March 31, 2017, Ghost in the Shell stars Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Lucy) and is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman). Based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name (written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow), the film is produced by Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, Iron Man), Ari Arad (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), and Steven Paul (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance). Michael Costigan (Prometheus), Tetsu Fujimura (Tekken), Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, whose animation studio Production I.G produced the Japanese Ghost in the Shell film and television series, and Jeffrey Silver (Edge of Tomorrow, 300) will executive produce.
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.
The cast of Ghost in the Shell also includes 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.
The film’s crew includes Cinematographer Jess Hall, Editor Neil Smith, Production Designer Jan Roelfs, and Costume Designers Kurt Swanson and Bart Mueller.