‘Ghost in the Shell’ Clip: Scarlett Johansson Springs Into Action

Two new clips from Paramount‘s Ghost in the Shell have been released online. The film tells the story of the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson), in the mid 21st century of Japan.

We finally see the major action set piece teased a lot of times in the trailers which has Johansson jumping in the midst of a terrorist attack. The scene showcases the stunt abilities of the actress which one shouldn’t doubt at this point. The next clip follows the immediate aftermath of the attack where Johansson enters the memory of the attacker (that spider robot freak we’ve been seeing this whole time) possibly meeting the antagonist in the process.

Director Rupert Sanders directs the scene and the film as a whole with a visual splendour mostly absent from modern big budget action films.

While the film has come under a lot of fire in the past for its casting decisions, it looks like the makers have done a fair job in adapting the anime. All controversies aside, the film looks solid.

Watch the clips here:

Video Courtesy: Paramount Pictures via YouTube

The film also stars Michael Pitt as the villain Kuze. Pilou Asbæk with Beat Takeshi (a.k.a. Takeshi Kitano) star as Public Security Section 9 founder and chief Daisuke Aramaki, plus Juliette Binoche, Kaori Momoi, and Rila Fukushima. Other Section 9 task force members include: Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, and Tuwanda Manyimo.

Ghost In The Shell hits theatres on March 31, 2017.

Here’s the official plot synopsis for the film:

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”

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Kenneth Sequeira

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