GHOST IN THE SHELL: THE NEW MOVIE Theatrical Trailer and US Release Date


FUNimation Entertainment has released the first trailer for Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, which is the first Ghost in the Shell film that has been released in the past ten years. I've been a fan of this franchise since I saw the original theatrical film back in 1995. It's awesome to see that we're getting a new theatrical film in the franchise, and it looks like it will deliver a story that the fans will enjoy.

Luckily for those of us that live in the United States, Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie is set to screen in more than 330 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. It will screen on November 10th, 11th, and 16th, 2015. Here's the detailed synopsis for the film:

Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one system of minds and personalities known as ghosts, the biggest threat to civilization is the cyber terrorists capable of hijacking people’s bodies and memories.

When a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter begins spreading through the system resulting in the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives are called in to track down its source. As they delve deeper and deeper into their investigation, they uncover traces of government corruption and a shadowy broker that bears an all-too-familiar face.

When your target can be anywhere and look like anyone, the only choice you have is to trust your ghost, and hope you aren’t infected too. 

If you want to buy tickets for the movie, click here. DreamWorks Pictures is currently developing a Ghost in the Shell live-action adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson that's being directed by Rupert Sanders, which is expected for release on March 31st, 2017.

Here are some additional details from the press release we received:

“‘Ghost in The Shell’ is truly an iconic franchise in the world of anime, and FUNimation is pleased to bring this long awaited, new film to audiences across North America,” said Gen Fukunaga, founder and CEO of FUNimation. “Long-time fans as well as new fans from last year’s Arise series will be blown away by this action packed movie.”
“This is the ‘Ghost in The Shell’ film for the modern era. We encourage fans to purchase tickets in advance so they don’t miss the opportunity to experience all of the action on the big screen,” said Mike Duboise, EVP and COO of FUNimation.
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