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Ghost In The Shell Gets New Trailer, ScarJo On-Set Interview


It’s time to take another quick look into the Major’s world.

Yesterday, Entertainment Tonight published a short interview with actress Scarlett Johansson.

The piece, which was recorded on the set of the upcoming Ghost in the Shell film, features Johansson discussing the effect the role of The Major has had on her daughter.

The video also features on-set footage from an action scene. The segment, which features Johansson and Pilou Asbæk, is a gunfight that took four days to film in New Zealand.

On Monday, Paramount published a 15-second teaser, titled Tokyo.

Ghost in the Shell is on-track for a March 31, 2017 première date.

The live-action Ghost in the Shell movie was greenlit for production in January 2015. Disney originally stepped forward to produce the feature, which begins filming this year. Paramount signed on to co-produce the project in exchange for distribution rights in international markets.

ghost-in-the-shell-live-action-001-20160922In January, Paramount announced that they will handle all distribution for the feature.

Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) will direct the feature, which features a script by William Wheeler (The Hoax) and Jamie Moss (Street Kings). Straight Outta Compton writer Jonathan Herman was pulled onto the project to rewrite.

Ari Arad, Avi Arad and Steven Paul are attached as producers for the film. Michael Costigan, Jeffrey Silver, Tetsu Fujimura and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa will serve as executive producers.

The remaining confirmed crew members include:

  • Cinematographer: Jess Hall (The Spectacular Now
  • Editor: Neil Smith (Snow White and the Huntsman)
  • Production Designer: Jan Roelfs (Fast & Furious 6)
  • Costume Designer: Kurt Swanson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay)
  • Costume Designer: Bart Mueller (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay)

The confirmed cast in the film includes:

  • The Major: Scarlett Johansson
  • Batou: Pilou Asbæk
  • Daisuke Aramaki: Beat Takeshi
  • The Laughing Man: Sam Riley
  • Dr. Ouelet: Juliette Binoche
  • Section 9 Task Force Member: Tuwanda Manyimo
  • Section 9 Task Force Member: Chin Han
  • Section 9 Task Force Member: Lasarus Ratuere
  • Section 9 Task Force Member: Yutaka Izumihara

Rila Fukushima (Game of Thrones, Arrow) is also in the film, though her role is unnamed as of press time.

Paramount published five teasers for the movie in September, which you can check out below.

Teaser 1

Teaser 2

Teaser 3

Teaser 4

Teaser 5

Source: MobieWeb, YouTube (Paramount Pictures)

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