Ghost in the Shell Trailer Comparison

Last weekend, the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell arrived. Not all fans of the original anime are excited to see how director Rupert Sanders brings the original story to life on the big screen with Scarlett Johansson, but there were also plenty less familiar with the anime who were impressed or at least more curious after seeing the trailer.

Whether you’re familiar with the Ghost in the Shell or not, you might be interested to see how the footage in the live-action trailer compares to the anime, and a new video does just that.

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GHOST IN THE SHELL Clint Mansell

Ghost in the Shell has no shortage of stunning visuals, which is no surprise considering it’s directed by Rupert Sanders. (Say what you will about Snow White and the Huntsman — and I’m personally of the opinion that it is not a very good movie — but it at least looks really pretty.) And now it sounds like we can expect some fine music to go along with it. Clint Mansell, the composer behind Requiem for a DreamBlack SwanMoonStoker, and many more great-sounding films, has been confirmed to score Ghost in the Shell.

Of course, none of this will do much to address the ongoing controversy over the decision to cast a white actress (Scarlett Johansson) to lead an adaptation of an iconically Japanese property. But producer Avi Arad sounds like he’s not too concerned about those accusations of whitewashing anyway. According to him, everyone he’s talked to thinks the casting choice is “great.”  Read More »

Ghost in the Shell Trailer - Scarlett Johansson

Longtime fans of the anime Ghost in the Shell have been waiting for years to see how a live-action adaptation would turn out, and now that wait is over.

The first Ghost in the Shell trailer was unveiled overnight after a major release event was held in Toyko, Japan, and now you can see just how badass of a sci-fi movie this looks. This has all the right vibes of Blade Runner, but with some absolutely outstanding action carried out by director Rupert Sanders and star Scarlett Johansson.

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Ghost in the Shell Featurette

If the recent video from the set of Ghost in the Shell featuring one of the numbskulls from Entertainment Tonight asking Scarlett Johansson stupid questions didn’t give you the behind the scenes glimpse of the movie you were hoping for, we have something better today.

A new Ghost in the Shell featurette has been released that features the director of the original anime, Mamoru Oshii, paying a visit to the set in New Zealand. And since this is official publicity material, he obviously has some nice things to say about the movie’s vision for adapting his work.

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Ghost in the Shell Behind the Scenes Video

This weekend, we’ll be getting the first full trailer for Ghost in the Shell, the live-action adaptation of the anime of the same name. There’s a whole big event planned over in Tokyo where the trailer will be unveiled, and who knows what else will be coming from across the world.

While we’re waiting for the trailer to arrive, we’ve got a brief look behind the scenes of the set down in New Zealand, which doubles as the mid-twenty-first century fictional Japanese city of Niihama. If you can handle the overly enthusiastic mannequin of a host from Entertainment Tonight, you can get a glimpse of some of the action on set, as well as a quick chat with star Scarlett Johansson.

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ghost in the shell trailer

I have no dog in the race when it comes to Ghost in the Shell, Rupert Sanders‘ upcoming adaptation of the massively popular Japanese science fiction franchise. I have not read the original manga and I haven’t seen the the animated films or television shows based on it. Honestly, my knowledge of the whole thing practically begins and ends with “female cyborg police officer goes on adventures throughout future Tokyo.” I will say this much, though: the latest snippet of footage is stylish enough to grab my attention and get me intrigued for the first trailer arriving this Sunday.

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Ghost In The Shell plot details

So far, much of the conversation surrounding Ghost in the Shell has been about the deeply questionable decision to cast white person Scarlett Johansson to lead an adaptation of a Japanese property. But whether you’re on board with that choice or not, the fact remains that this movie is coming out in just a few months. Which means Paramount would like to take this time to remind you that there’s more to this film than controversy.

Like, for instance, an actual story. A new report reveals some interesting Ghost in the Shell info, including which storylines and elements they’ve chosen to bring over from the source material, and now. Get all the latest Ghost in the Shell plot details below.  Read More »

Ghost In The Shell movie

Timed with Wednesday night’s broadcast of the Mr. Robot season finale, Paramount treated us to our first look at the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie. After the jump, you can watch all five of the new Ghost In The Shell teaser trailers.
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Scarlett Johansson Japanese Character

Ghost in the Shell has already come under fire from fans unhappy that the Japanese tale is getting remade with a white lead. So far, the production’s strategy has seemingly to try and downplay the property’s Japanese roots, with producer Steven Paul defending his “international approach” and Scarlett Johansson‘s character simply being called “the Major” (as opposed to Motoko Kusanagi, which is her name in the source material).

Which makes it all the more confusing to learn that Johansson’s Major may be Japanese after all. At the very least, it seems she has a Japanese mother.  Read More »

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GHOST IN THE SHELL

After many, many years stuck in development, Paramount and DreamWorks’ live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell finally began shooting this spring — and promptly stirred up a boatload of controversy. At issue was the decision to cast Scarlett Johansson in the lead role. Hollywood has a long and ugly history of whitewashing, and many fans were less than thrilled to see a white actress take on an iconic Asian role.

But producer Steven Paul is sure fans will come around eventually. He defends the controversial casting as “the right approach,” insisting that fans will be “very, very happy” with the film. Read his reaction to the Ghost in the Shell casting controversy below. Read More »