New footage from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Japanese cyberpunk manga “ Ghost in the Shell ” was released in a trailer during the Sunday Super Bowl on Fox.
Watch the First Full ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Trailer
The short, 30-second spot showed star Scarlett Johansson in action, packing a punch, jumping through glass, and wielding a gun in a chaotic scene.
Scarlett Johansson stars in the fifth film in the franchise, the first intended for American audiences, originally made in English and with live action. Johansson’s Major, a synthetic “full-body prosthesis” augmented-cybernetic human, leads Public Security Section 9, a task force of special intelligence operatives (including Chin Han and Pilou Asbæk), against cyber criminals and hackers. A new enemy, the Puppet Master, threatens to destroy Hanka Robotics’ progress in artificial intelligence technology that enabled the Major’s existence.
Some Asian American groups have criticized the casting of Johansson , as her character is Japanese in the manga comic books.
The film also stars Michael Pitt , Juliette Binoche, Lasarus Ratuere, and Japanese comedian/actor Takeshi Kitano. The franchise contains video games, multiple TV series, and four films that have raked in over $12 million combined. The most recent film, “Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie,” came out in 2015 to a limited release in the States.
“Ghost in the Shell” will hit theaters on March 31, 2017. Watch the spot below.
Everything they told her was a lie.
Get a first look at the new #GhostInTheShell spot before it debuts in the Big Game on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/cOotXvXA9h
— Ghost In The Shell (@GhostInShell) February 2, 2017