Ghost in the Shell Staring Scarlett Johansson
The new live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell is set to hit theaters this March, and Scarlett Johansson looks amazing in the trailers.
This live-action remake of the classic anime has the potential to be a box office hit all on its own. Add Scarlett Johansson and I’m sold. I’m just happy Milla Jovovich didn’t get the role. I’m tired of seeing her get naked in every movie, when shes got the body of a 5th grade boy.
In all seriousness, I really like Scarlett Johansson. She is such a good actress! If your going to use the same two actress for every action role in Hollywood, you should go with the one that’s hot and cool.
I also think Milla is lacking in the personality department. Shes played in some fantastic roles, but shes really starting to get played out. While on the other hand, I can’t get enough of Scarlett. Ghost in the Shell seems like the perfect role for her.
I probably should have made this a Scarlett vs. Milla post, but the focus should be on the movie and its trailers. Ghost in the Shell is one of the most beloved classic anime’s of all time. If your checking out this post it probably needs no introduction.
If you’ve never seen or heard of Ghost in the Shell, the trailers should be enough to know this is most likely going to be an epic movie. The first trailer I shared above is just a short teaser that was released today. The trailer below was released a couple months ago, and is much more detailed.
Ghost in the Shell 2017 Info
Ghost in the Shell is an upcoming American science fiction film directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. Sanders dedicated the upcoming film to Buried director Rodrigo Cortés. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche and Michael Pitt. It will be released on March 31, 2017, in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.
Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander The Major (Scarlett Johansson), and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage Hanka Robotic’s artificial intelligence technology.
- Scarlett Johansson as The Major
- Pilou Asbæk as Batou
- Takeshi Kitano as Chief Daisuke Aramaki
- Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouélet
- Michael Pitt as Kuze
- Chin Han as Togusa
- Lasarus Ratuere as Ishikawa
- Yutaka Izumihara as Saito
- Tawanda Manyimo as Borma
- Danusia Samal as Ladriya
- Pete Teo as Tony
- Yuta Kazama as Data Host
- Rila Fukushima
- Kaori Momoi
- Michael Wincott
Ghost in the Shell was originally scheduled by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures for an April 14, 2017, release through their Touchstone Pictures banner. The film was part of DreamWorks’ distribution deal with Walt Disney Studios, which began in 2009. In April 2015, Disney moved the film’s release date in North America to March 31, 2017, with Paramount Pictures handling international distribution. However, it was reported in September 2015, that DreamWorks and Disney would not renew their distribution deal that was set to expire in August 2016. In January 2016, Disney dropped the film from its release slate after DreamWorks’ distribution deal with Universal Pictures was finalized in December 2015. Disney’s distribution rights for the film were transferred completely to Paramount instead of Universal, with Paramount retaining Disney’s release date of March 31, 2017.