When you hear “water fight”, you probably think of those days from your childhood when you and your friends would break out the Super Soakers and water balloons to beat the heat. But when the phrase is applied to ‘Ghost in the Shell’ starring Scarlett Johansson, it’s definitely not referring to the situation where substantial pumping is required.
Paramount Pictures recently unveiled a new clip from Rupert Sanders’ upcoming live-action adaptation of the acclaimed anime and manga. In this short video titled ‘Water Fight’, we get to see Johansson’s cybernetically enhanced super soldier known as The Major lay the smackdown on some unsuspecting victim in the middle of a shallow body of water. Previously, we’ve seen snippets of this scene in other trailers and TV spots, but now we really get to expand on the beat down that seems like it was influenced by ‘The Matrix’ (which in turn was inspired by the original ‘Ghost in the Shell’) with this extended preview. 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 Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.
What do you think about the latest clip from ‘Ghost in the Shell’? Are you excited to check out more of the highly anticipated and fairly controversial film? Let us know in the comments.
’Ghost in the Shell’ starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Kaori Momoi, Danusia Samal, Yutaka Izumihara, Tuwanda Manyimo, and Chin Han hits theaters on March 31, 2017.
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