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Everything this trailer for GHOST IN THE SHELL ever told you, was a lie

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After weeks of pics,  teaser clips, and more accusations of Hollywood whitewashing than you can shake a stick at, the first full trailer for Ghost In the Shell is finally here!

Based on Masumune Shirow’s iconic Japanese manga as well as Mamoru Oshii’s seminal anime feature film adaption, this new live action reimagining was directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Hunstman) and stats Scarlett Johannson as the Major. No, not “Major Motoko Kusanagi”, as the character has traditionally been named, just “the Major”, because yes, that makes all the fans forget that an Asian character just got westernized.

I’m reminding you now of all that casting controversy, because chances are you’re going to forget all about it once you see how damn good this movie is looking! So check out the trailer below!

Ghost in the Shell follows the Major, a special ops, 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.

Damn. Sanders appears to have constructed a world that feels very much like the anime brought to life… Right down to the creepy robots and the Major’s “Is she or isn’t she naked?” camo suit. And it all looks amazing, both in aesthetics and tone. Now we just need to find out if the story matches up quality-wise. This first trailer already reveals a whole lot more than we’ve previously known about the movie’s narrative and how it differs from the source material.

I’m such a gigantic fan of the original anime, that I was always intrigued to see how it all would play out as a live-action film. Now though? Now I’m also damn excited!

Ghost In the Shell also stars Beat Takeshi Kitano as Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, Michael Pitt as Kuze, Pilou Asbæk as Batou, and Kaori Momoi. The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara and Tuwanda Manyimo. It is scheduled for release on March 31, 2017.

Last Updated: November 14, 2016

18 Comments

  1. http://i.giphy.com/F7enXW5ijlgC4.gif
    /cue the comments on whitewashing…

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    • Lord Chaos

      November 14, 2016 at 09:08

      Yea…. After Friday’s article and this start to the week, I’m now just gonna wait for some actual game news to come back.

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      • Raptor Rants

        November 14, 2016 at 12:34

        I’m actually quite happy for Lagz to post things that are not only gaming related. The geek world has people of multiple interests. Movies, especially based around anime, definitely sits nicely in the gaming industry as it goes hand in hand

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        • Lord Chaos

          November 14, 2016 at 12:37

          Entertainment sure, but if I want to read about dead horse politics I go to other news sites.

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          • Raptor Rants

            November 14, 2016 at 12:51

            It’s a grey area sure. But I think it’s still important that things are brought to light about how certain people are affected in the industry. The way people are affected shapes the industry after all. Just depends how it is brought across.

    • Raptor Rants

      November 14, 2016 at 12:32

      another label? What the heck? I’m too afraid to ask. What is whitewashing referring to here?

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  2. Kromas Ryder

    November 14, 2016 at 09:08

    Ah reminding us of whitewashing on a movie that has a premise that allows her to look white regardless.

    Super hyped for it still.

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  3. Kromas Ryder

    November 14, 2016 at 09:12

    Any1 else heard Depeche Mode and thought “Where the hell is Wamdue Project?” 😛

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      November 14, 2016 at 09:35

      XD Classic!!!

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      • Matthew Figueira

        November 14, 2016 at 11:49

        Omg what year is it xD

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        • Raptor Rants

          November 14, 2016 at 12:32

          Where is your “what year is it” pic?

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          • Matthew Figueira

            November 17, 2016 at 13:13

            ON MY PHONE

  4. Andre Fourie

    November 14, 2016 at 09:22

  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    November 14, 2016 at 09:36

    Looks gorgeous and so does the movie

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  6. DragonSpirit009

    November 14, 2016 at 11:22

    Damn! It looks good!

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  7. RinceThis

    November 14, 2016 at 11:27

    Oh yes!

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  8. Matthew Figueira

    November 14, 2016 at 11:49

    O_O

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  9. Matthew Figueira

    November 14, 2016 at 11:49

    That Depeche Mode remix <3

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