The first trailer of the Japanese manga adaption Ghost in the Shell is finally out! Ever since the report of Steven Spielberg acquiring the rights last 2008, fans of the animation is ecstatic about a live adaption.
But the realization of the live film took longer than anticipated. Now, the Hollywood adaption is finally here and so is the release of the first trailer.
But with the release of the trailer comes the negative controversy. Die hard manga fans accuse the live film with whitewashing.
Scarlett Johansson plays the role of The Major (Motoko Kusanagi), a policewoman-turned-cyborg out to get cyber terrorists. In the animation, The Major is a Japanese protagonist. And fans would want a Japanese woman to also play the part.
But despite the negativity, the film proves to be popular as the trailer now has 7 million views. As Business Insider said, Johansson’s steely gaze and modern techniques that adds dimensions make Ghost in the Shell is one of the must-see movies of 2017.
Ghost in the Shell Synopsis
The manga classic is written by Masamune Shirow. It became an animation film written by Kazunori Ito and directed by Mamoru Oshii. The animation film was released on 1995.
“Ghost in the Shell follows the hunt by the public-security agency Section 9 for a mysterious hacker known as the Puppet Master. With the assistance of her team, Motoko Kusanagi tracks and finds their suspect, only to be drawn into a complex sequence of political intrigue and a cover-up as to the identity and goals of the Puppet Master.”
Ghost in the Shell by Director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), is set for release on March 2017.