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

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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.

Source: Paramount



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