'Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie' Prepares For War With Trailer, U.S. Dates

Distributor Funimation Entertainment has released a new trailer for "Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie," along with the dates for the film's limited North American engagement.

The cyberpunk anime franchise's first feature film in more than a decade, "The New Movie" continues the reimagining of Masamune Shirow's classic manga begun in "Ghost in the Shell: Arise":

Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one system of minds and personalities known as ghosts, the biggest threat to civilization is the cyber terrorists capable of hijacking people’s bodies and memories.

When a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter begins spreading through the system resulting in the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives are called in to track down its source. As they delve deeper and deeper into their investigation, they uncover traces of government corruption and a shadowy broker that bears an all-too-familiar face.

Screening in select theaters in North America on Nov. 10, 11 and 16, "The New Movie" arrives even as DreamWorks Pictures gears up for a live-action adaptation of "Ghost in the Shell," starring Scarlett Johansson.

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