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Although the film has a fair share of controversy to be sure, it's tough to argue that Ghost in the Shell isn't going completely all in. Trailers and images have shown a crazy and trippy visual style unlike any other film that has released this year, earning a watch born out of curiosity if nothing else. Ghost in the Shell has released a new promo filled with the action we've come to expect, coupled with some more trippy imagery. Check out the video below.
This new clip, titled "Control," from the upcoming Scarlett Johansson thriller is actually pretty light by Ghost in the Shells own standard's, but still plenty trippy when compared to the rest of the world. Most of these shots should be pretty familiar by now to those who have been following the movie. There's plenty of Johansson's Major kicking some cyborg butt and pulling off several other action feats. There's also the continued tease of the main plot of the movie, which will involve the Major realizing that the shadowy corporation that created her may not have her bests interests at heart.
Ghost in the Shell is definitely one of the most intriguing films to come out this year. It's got a totally unique feel and I am really curious about just what is going on in this movie. I mean, look at this screengrab from the promo.
Check out that sleeve in the corner. Just what the heck is going on with it? Why is it glitching out in the real world? Is it even the real world or is it a hallucination? Ghost in the Shell has tons of stuff like this, like spider robot Kabuki girls and cyborgs with human brains. As someone who isn't too deeply familiar with the source material, this film is something that has my attention.
Ghost in the Shell is adapted from the popular manga of the same name, and follows a cyborg known only as The Major (Scarlett Johansson) who thwarts cyber criminals and hackers alongside her task force, Section 9. A robotic body with a human brain, Major has little to no memory of her previous life, but she soon learns that the people who made her have not been entirely truthful about her origins- and sets out on a journey to find the truth. Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, and Ehren Kruger. Alongside Johansson, the films also stars Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han and Juliette Binoche.
Ghost in the Shell comes out March 31, 2017.