“They created me, but they can not control me.” Following last week’s Super Bowl commercial, Paramount has released the second full trailer (first trailer here) for Ghost In The Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson as an Asian woman. Er, we mean, starring Scarlett Johansson as a human-cyborg hybrid law enforcement officer (who is no longer Asian because Hollywood).
The film also stars Pilou Asbaek, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt as the villain, who tells Johansson’s character, “I have been watching you. You have to remember.” Ghost In The Shell is directed by Rupert Sanders, who was tasked with filming a story set in 2029. Hmm. A lot is going to have to happen in the next twelve years if we’re going to get Scarlett Johansson robots that aren’t uncanny valley NOPE fuel.
Based on the internationally acclaimed sci-fi manga series, Ghost in the Shell follows the Major, a special operations, 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 opens March 31st, 2017.
(Via Paramount Pictures)