Ghost in the Shell finally gets a proper trailer

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I’ve only recently caught myself up on Ghost in the Shell, and that’s primarily thanks to the mood setting first trailer for the live-action adaptation of the beloved anime/manga that’s just over a month away. That trailer didn’t give much away in terms of story though, instead using the time to set the tone and visual aesthetic that the film was nailing from the get go. This new trailer though? Well this is a proper one – filled with exposition, shooting and the first real look at the movie’s villain.

Ghost in the Shell follows Scarlett Johansson as the Major, a cyborg military expert who has been tasked with rooting out the persons responsible for a city-wide information conspiracy. The trailer makes it clear that the film will toss between said mission and the Major herself, as she dives deeper into her past. More specifically, the Major wants to know what happened before her ghost (the consciousness of a person) was transferred to her current shell (cyborg body). Something which villain Kuze seems to play a big role in.

If anything, Ghost in the Shell is looking visually enticing with its stunning interpretation of the old anime material. The bright, cyberpunk lights striking each scene set the mood so wonderfully, and director Rupert Sanders has already convinced me that he understands the source material he’s working with. So even if the take on the narrative falls to the wayside, at the very least this looks to be the definitive visual experience Ghost in the Shell fans have been expecting for a ling time.

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Ghost in the Shell opens on March 31st, and stars Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, and Juliette Binoche.

Last Updated: February 14, 2017

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • And what a trailer it was. I am now in overhype mode for this movie.

  • PurplePariah

    Can you explain what “ling time” is? I’m just trying to place it, I know this girl named ling, but she’s in a cartoon, so is it like 12fps instead of our usual 60fps? or 30 for ntfs? I’m confused.

    • Ir0nseraph


    • Original Heretic

      It’s a bit shorter than “a ling ling time ago”.

      HA!! China’s answer to the Star Wars opening crawl.

      “A ling ling time ago, in galaxy far away”

      • PurplePariah


        • Original Heretic

          That’d be Japanese. If it were the Japs, it would read:

          “A ring, ring time ago, in a garaxy far away.”

          • PurplePariah

            I’m trying to be racist here, let me generalise.

          • Original Heretic

            Oh, so solly, I go eat my flied lice now.

            (I really hope I don’t invoke the wrath of Geoff for this)

          • PurplePariah

            I’m actually trying. Sort of. I shouldn’t be saying this, otherwise he’ll know I’m not being serious. Shit. I need to stop typing.


          • Dresden


  • Kensei Seraph – Terran Ghost

    I’m torn between being hyped for an awesome movie and the apparent butchering of the story from what I already know about the characters.

  • Johann

    They gave away too much of the story in the trailer already, but visually it does look excellent. Seems like it will roughly follow a couple of the GitS stories all mashed into one?

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