GHOST IN THE SHELL Set Photos Show Scarlett Johansson as The Major and Pilou Asbæk as Batou
Thanks to some photos from the Hong Kong set of the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, we can take a new look at Scarlett Johansson in the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi as well as Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones) in the role Batou, complete with his white flattop hairdo. The photos were taken in an outdoor marketplace setting.
Regardless of the casting controversy surrounding Johansson, I'm still curious to see how this movie turns out, and as a long time fan of the anime and manga, I can't help be a little excited. As long as they have a script and story as solid as what we've previously seen done with the property, then the movie should turn out to be solid.
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “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.
Rupert Sanders is currently directing the film, which is also shooting in New Zealand. Ghost In The Shell is set for release on March 31st, 2017. There are a total of eight photos in the embed below for you to check out.