Scarlett Johansson Exits the Matrix in New ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Trailer Sneak Peek
I don’t know exactly what is happening in this teaser for the new Ghost in the Shell trailer, but it’s really, really, really rad. It looks like Scarlett Johansson is a Terminator exiting the Matrix — now there’s a movie idea we can all get behind. My weird film fantasies aside, this short sneak peek at the live-action Ghost in the Shell adaptation definitely accomplishes its mission: We can’t wait to see the full trailer.
But we’ll have to wait, since it doesn’t arrive until Sunday, November 13. Paramount will premiere the new trailer at a special event in Tokyo on that date, presumably releasing it online shortly after. (The studio is even flying select members of the press out to Tokyo just to see the trailer.)
Despite the film’s white-washing controversy, I’m still intrigued by Ghost in the Shell, which stars Scarlett Johansson as The Major (renamed from the original Motoko Kusanagi) and Takeshi Kitano as Chief Daisuke Aramaki — both of whom will be on hand in Tokyo to present the new trailer alongside director Rupert Sanders. Here’s the official synopsis for the live-action adaptation:
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “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.
Ghost in the Shell also stars Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han and Pilou Asbaek, and hits theaters on March 31, 2017.