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First look at Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell

written by Liana "LiLi" R. April 14, 2016
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Paramount and Dreamworks released their first look into Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation of the popular manga series by Masamune Shirow.

Ghost in the Shell

The story is based on a female special ops cyborg, “the Major”, who leads a counter-cyberterrorist organization known as Section 9. The purpose of this unit is to stop the world’s most dangerous extremists and they are a force to be reckoned with. This unit will stop at nothing to take down even the most hardened cyber criminals.

Ruppert Sanders, best known for his work with Snow White and the Huntsmen, is directing this adaptation. Steven Paul and Avi Arad will be producing and the script is in the hands of Jonathan Herman.

The film is currently on location in New Zealand and the film is estimated to release in the United States March 31st of next year.

Ghost in the Shell

Other actors confirmed for this role are Pilou Asbaek (Lucy), Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire), Juliette Binoche (Godzilla), and Kaori Mamoi (Memoirs of a Geisha).

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the casting decision to have Scarlett Jo as the lead role, what do you geeks think? Bad move or do you think she’s got the chops?


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