Paramount Pictures has debuted the final trailer for live-action remake of “Ghost in the Shell,” which lays out information from previous trailers while showing Scarlett Johansson’s cyborg-human hybrid The Major in action.
A voiceover declares The Major is the first of her kind. “We saved you, and now you save others,” we learn. From there we see Johansson searching for answers that lead her to question how many there were before her, and where the bodies come from. When she doesn’t know who to trust, Pilou Asbæk’s Batou says she can trust him as they head into action.
Based on Masamune Shirow’s popular cyberpunk manga, as well as Mamoru Oshii’s anime adaptations, the live-action film stars Johansson as a cyborg-human hybrid who leads Section 9, a task force assigned to stop cyber-criminals. Now they face a new enemy devoted to destroying Hanka Robotic’s artificial intelligence technology.
Directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White and the Hunstman”), “Ghost in the Shell” also stars Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, and Kaori Momoi. The films opens Friday nationwide.