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Watch the First Two Minutes of Ghost in the Shell

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Watch the First Two Minutes of Ghost in the Shell

The live-action adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell” teased fans last week with an homage to the anime’s most famous fight scene, but the faithfulness to the source material doesn’t end there.

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Following the debut of the first full-length trailer, IGN has released the first two minutes of the Scarlett Johansson film, which recreates the shelling sequence from the opening of the 1995 anime. It was screened during the “Ghost in the Shell” press event, where original composer original composer Kenji Kawai performed a new composition live on drums.

Watch the sequence, and compare it to the original below.

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost in the Shell” follows Major, 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.

Directed by Rupert Sanders, the Paramount Pictures adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s cyberpunk saga also stars Pilou Asbæk, Beat Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Kaori Momoi, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara and Tuwanda Manyimo.

“Ghost in the Shell” opens March 31, 2017.

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