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First look at Scarlett Johansson from Rupert Sanders' Ghost in the Shell

04.14.2016

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Paramount and DreamWorks have announced that filming has begun for GHOST IN THE SHELL starring Scarlett Johansson, and they've also released the first image from the upcoming movie.

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN's Rupert Sanders is directing the live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series, which also stars Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire) as Kuze, Pilou Asbæk (LUCY) as Batou, Juliette Binoche (THE ENGLISH PATIENT) as Dr. Ouelet and Beat Takeshi (BATTLE ROYALE) as Daisuke Aramaki. Other cast members include Kaori Momoi (MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA), Chin Han (INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE), Danusia Samal (Tyrant), Lasarus Ratuere (Terra Nova), Yutaka Izumihara (UNBROKEN) and Tuwanda Manyimo (THE ROVER).

Take a look:

Ghost in the Shell Scarlett Johansson Image

Here's the official synopsis from the press release:

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, GHOST IN THE SHELL follows the Major (Johansson), a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

GHOST IN THE SHELL will arrive in theaters on March 31, 2017.

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Source: Paramount

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11:29AM on 04/16/2016
This feels like they're making the movie just to bank on the relative success of Lucy instead of actually finding the source material intriguing. Admit it, Hollywood. You know nothing about the franchise.
You want to rile up excitement from fans? Show me what your tachikoma design looks like, THEN we talk about casting.
This feels like they're making the movie just to bank on the relative success of Lucy instead of actually finding the source material intriguing. Admit it, Hollywood. You know nothing about the franchise.
You want to rile up excitement from fans? Show me what your tachikoma design looks like, THEN we talk about casting.
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6:01PM on 04/14/2016
Nope! Fuck this shit!
Nope! Fuck this shit!
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4:36PM on 04/14/2016

This will do half of what Lucy did at the box office, if its lucky

Don't like Scarlet, think she's terrible for the part...

All anime cross overs into American culture has never, ever worked out.. The only reason i want this to do well is so that other major anime can come to life. However i think if it dose succeed on a hollywood level the story will suffer. Should be done properly and justly. However i do not think anime will ever be done properly on the big screen in Hollywood, its really a shame.
Don't like Scarlet, think she's terrible for the part...

All anime cross overs into American culture has never, ever worked out.. The only reason i want this to do well is so that other major anime can come to life. However i think if it dose succeed on a hollywood level the story will suffer. Should be done properly and justly. However i do not think anime will ever be done properly on the big screen in Hollywood, its really a shame.
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10:58AM on 04/14/2016

No way this will be good

An American version of a Japanese manga/anime? That has NEVER worked out well before and it wont work this time either.
An American version of a Japanese manga/anime? That has NEVER worked out well before and it wont work this time either.
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12:02PM on 04/14/2016
What a sad way to look at things...
What a sad way to look at things...
10:31AM on 04/14/2016
When this flops and everyone involved including Johansson says they regret not being more sensitive to original source material with casting an Asian lead, everyone will just strug their shoulders and continue whitewashing everything.
When this flops and everyone involved including Johansson says they regret not being more sensitive to original source material with casting an Asian lead, everyone will just strug their shoulders and continue whitewashing everything.
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11:02AM on 04/14/2016
Eh, If the original character designs weren't so anglican-ized, then I'd be right there with you. But as it stands now, virtually none of them look Japanese.
Eh, If the original character designs weren't so anglican-ized, then I'd be right there with you. But as it stands now, virtually none of them look Japanese.
12:01PM on 04/14/2016
Yeah, people NEVER change ethnicities/languages when adapting stories, right?
Yeah, people NEVER change ethnicities/languages when adapting stories, right?
2:31PM on 04/14/2016
@thatyellowbastard the characters from Dragonball didnt look very Japanese to me, but that didn't stop them from making the entire cast of that film white.

@mugwomp I guess you were okay with them making Johnny Storm black then? People are quick to write of a story or character that is commonly depicted as a non-white ethnic group, but when it's the opposite, it's okay for the sake of telling a story.
@thatyellowbastard the characters from Dragonball didnt look very Japanese to me, but that didn't stop them from making the entire cast of that film white.

@mugwomp I guess you were okay with them making Johnny Storm black then? People are quick to write of a story or character that is commonly depicted as a non-white ethnic group, but when it's the opposite, it's okay for the sake of telling a story.
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10:11AM on 04/14/2016

Question?

Does her character get naked? She gets naked in order to cloak.
Does her character get naked? She gets naked in order to cloak.
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10:04AM on 04/14/2016

an average director for one of the most beloved mangas ?????

... let's see the final result, but why an b-list director for such a great manga ????
Were not the Wachowskis, James Cameron, Nolan or another great director interested in the project ??? when you consider how much those directors have copied / been influenced by the original manga, I am pretty sure they would have loved helming this movie...
... let's see the final result, but why an b-list director for such a great manga ????
Were not the Wachowskis, James Cameron, Nolan or another great director interested in the project ??? when you consider how much those directors have copied / been influenced by the original manga, I am pretty sure they would have loved helming this movie...
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12:34PM on 04/14/2016
Average director? He's only directed one movie. He should be given a chance to prove himself.
Average director? He's only directed one movie. He should be given a chance to prove himself.
3:52PM on 04/14/2016
There was a lot of anime influence in SNOWWHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. Also, that movie had a better reception than a lot of the Wachowskis' recent movies. Cameron and Nolan usually write original stories.
There was a lot of anime influence in SNOWWHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN. Also, that movie had a better reception than a lot of the Wachowskis' recent movies. Cameron and Nolan usually write original stories.
10:01AM on 04/14/2016
Wow, if you hadn't put Ghost in the Shell in the headline, I would have thought this is from Lucy 2.
Wow, if you hadn't put Ghost in the Shell in the headline, I would have thought this is from Lucy 2.
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9:58AM on 04/14/2016
Ugh....pass.
Ugh....pass.
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9:31AM on 04/14/2016
Awful.Why Hollywood why?
Awful.Why Hollywood why?
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9:20AM on 04/14/2016

To early to tell

I hope this ends up being good.
I hope this ends up being good.
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10:59AM on 04/14/2016
Use your head. ope all you want, we all know this is going to suck, probably on Dragonball and Aeon Flux levels.
Use your head. ope all you want, we all know this is going to suck, probably on Dragonball and Aeon Flux levels.
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