The all-action trailer stokes the fire for one of 2017’s most anticipated films
When five ten-second teaser clips were released for Ghost In The Shell in September, manga fans concerned about the adapation of the cult Kodansha Comics sci-fi manga series had their fears eased. It looks wild. Now, the full trailer has landed.
Scarlett Johansson, playing an anti-crime human cyborg hybrid called Major Kusanagi, presents the all-action clip, which is naturally rich with Japanese imagery and soundtracked by a rework of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence”.
Given the origins of the story, described by comic book writer Jon Tseui as “inherently Japanese”, Johansson’s casting came in for criticism at the time, with some calling for an Asian lead, including Ming-Na Wen, who was the voice of Mulan in the celebrated Disney film.
The teaser clips also revealed that model Adwoa Aboah will play an as yet unspecified role, while Japanese icon Takeshi Kitano will play Chief Daisuke Aramaki.
Ghost In The Shell is set for release on March 31 2017.