After the flurry of brief (and cryptic) teasers in September for "Ghost in the Shell," Paramount Pictures returns with another 13-second glimpse of the adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s cyberpunk manga. And this one offers a fleeting look at Scarlett Johansson's the Major in action.
Titled simply "Tokyo," the promo depicts the Major, rendered effectively invisible, delivering a punch to an opponent that sends him spinning in mid-air. The footage ends with the familiar glowing pyramid and the words "11.13 Tokyo," presumably signaling the debut of the first actual trailer on Sunday.
"Ghost in the Shell" follows the 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.
Executive Producer Michael Costigan revealed recently that the live-action film isn't a direct adaptation of a single story in the cyberpunk saga, but instead “a portal into this universe.”
Directed by Rupert Sanders the film 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.