As one of the most popular manga comics to ever be released, it's not surprising that there's a lot of pressure on the upcoming film adaptation of “Ghost In The Shell” to deliver. The first trailer was just released, and it gives us a clear indication of the style, scope, and creativity that has gone into the film, while promising that the sci-fi action thriller will deliver.
The trailer did a sterling job of succinctly setting up the film's plot and showing that director Rupert Sanders has a good handle on the mood, urban setting, and action sequences.
It also helps that Scarlett Johansson looks like the ultimate bad-ass in the film, too. The 31-year-old will portray The Major in the film, who is a cyborg policewoman that has a human brain. Alongside her own special task force Special 9, The Major is tasked with thwarting cyber criminals and hackers. But when a new enemy raises his head and starts to sabotage Hanka Robotic's artificial intelligence technology, The Major is pushed to the limit and is forced to question her own identity, too.
There's been a lot of talk surrounding “Ghost In The Shell” ever since it was announced that Scarlett Johansson would be taking the lead role of The Major, even though she's white and the manga character was Asian. This first footage in no way brings an end to this discussion, but it at least suggests that the film has some cinematic positives, too.
“Ghost In The Shell” is scheduled to release on March 31, 2017.