Paramount Pictures has released the Ghost in the Shell trailer teaser. In the film, we’ll follow Scarlett Johansson as 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 advancements in cyber technology. Loaded with an all-star international cast featuring Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Kaori Momoi, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, and Tuwanda Manyimo, Paramount definitely hopes they have a franchise on their hands.
While this trailer teaser doesn’t show much, it does have The Major wearing her thermoptic suit, which allows her to turn invisible, and then sucker punch the hell out of people. So there’s that.
We’ll have a much better idea of what to expect when the full trailer arrive on November 13th. Also, Steve will be in Tokyo this weekend for a Ghost in the Shell event so expect a lot of updates soon. In the meantime, check out the trailer teaser below. Ghost in the Shell opens March 31, 2017.
For more on Ghost in the Shell, check out coverage from Steve Weintraub’s set visit:
- ‘Ghost in the Shell’: Everything You Need to Know about Hollywood’s Gritty, “Sexy” Adaptation
- ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Star Scarlett Johansson on Bringing the Iconic Series to Life
- ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Producer Reveals What Storylines They Chose for the Live-Action Film
Here’s the official synopsis for Ghost in the Shell:
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 Robotics advancements in cyber technology.