Director Rupert Sanders has been moving forward with production of the long anticipated live action anime ‘Ghost in the Shell.’ The story follows a cyborg police woman, attempting to bring down a notorious computer hacker.
CinemaCon has now given us our first look at Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) via 2017’s ‘Ghost in the Shell.’
Ghost in the Shell (攻殻機動隊 Kōkaku Kidōtai?, literally “Mobile Armored Riot Police”) is a Japanese media franchise originally published as a seinen manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The manga, first serialized in 1989 under the subtitle of The Ghost in the Shell, and later published as its own tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in the mid 21st century of Japan.
Check out the anime trailer below:
‘Ghost in the shell,’ is set to hit theaters April 14, 2017