The live-action Ghost in the Shell movie may have divided fans, but in Japan, it’s coming in with a ton of hype. Yes folks, people in Japan are actually excited for Scarlett Johansson starring in Ghost in the Shell. Now, Paramount Pictures Japan has released an exclusive trailer for the country.
The new video introduces all the action, and is even narrated by one of Japan’s greatest voice actors, Kouichi Yamadera. Yamadera voiced Togusa in the original 1995 anime movie, and is also known for voicing Cowboy Bebop’s Spike Spiegel.
The live-action Ghost in the Shell movie will premiere in Japan on April 7, 2017, which is just a week after its US release on March 31. Paramount Pictures Japan also revealed the upcoming film’s Japanese poster, which introduces the Section 9 members:
The film boasts an international cast which will make up Section 9. Ghost in the Shell original director and writer, Mamoru Oshii, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex director and writer, Kenji Kamiya, and Ghost in the Shell musical composer, Kenji Kawai, previously visited the set and posed with the film’s stars, including Scarlett Johansson herself.
Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders is at the helm of the project as director, and DreamWorks Pictures producing the movie.
So what do you think of Scarlett Johansson possibly playing Motoko Kusanagi? Will this go the “Edge of Tomorrow” route and be a huge success, or will this go the “Dragon Ball Evolution” route and fail miserably? Only time will tell so let’s keep our fingers crossed.
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[VIDEO] Check out live-action Ghost in the Shell movie"s Japan-exclusive poster and trailer