Running at just 30 seconds long, the Scarlett Johansson led Ghost in the Shell continues to visually amaze for fans of the original films with it’s near frame for frame replication until we remember that Johansson is white and the Ghost in the Shell live-action remake is an inherent example of Hollywood’s worst habits of whitewashing.
While I understand the want for Johansson-a guaranteed box office hit- to lead a film the studio is worried about making money, the film and its subject matter were big enough in their own right to make a star out of an unknown.
Directed by Rupert Sanders and released on March 31st, 2017, time will tell if the film can make up for the immediate concerns from fans that come from the trailers alone.
Fans-are you excited?
Major, a synthetic “full-body prosthesis” augmented-cybernetic human, leads Public Security Section 9, a task force of special intelligence operatives against cyber criminals and hackers. A new enemy, the Puppet Master, threatens to destroy Hanka Robotics’ progress in artificial intelligence technology that enabled the Major’s existence.