Despite casting controversy, the live-action adaptation of ‘Ghost in the Shell‘ starring Scarlett Johansson has been moving right along with the production process. However, we have yet to get a substantial look at the film. Previously, a few very quick TV spots were released during the season finale of ‘Mr. Robot’, but there have been no trailers as of yet. This will change on November 13, 2016 during a special event in Tokyo when Paramount Pictures will unveil the first trailer for the film from director Rupert Sanders. But first, in what is becoming the norm for major blockbusters, the studio has released a teaser for the trailer.
On Monday morning, Paramount shared a 13-second clip on their YouTube page announcing the release of the first real look at the upcoming Hollywood take on the seminal Japanese manga and anime. The teaser features Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi (who is now just simply known as The Major) as she shows off her thermoptic suit, which allows her to basically become invisible. She uses this ability to sneak up on an enemy and deliver one hell of a hit. You can check it out below, followed by the official synopsis of the film:
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “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 Robotics advancements in cyber technology.
What do you think of this teaser for the first trailer for ‘Ghost in the Shell’? Are you excited to see more new footage on the 13th? Let us know in the comments.
‘Ghost in the Shell’ starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Kaori Momoi, Danusia Samal, Yutaka Izumihara, Tuwanda Manyimo, and Chin Han hits theaters on March 31, 2017.