New GHOST IN THE SHELL Set Photo with Scarlett Johansson as The Major
A new behind-the-scene photo from the set of Ghost in the Shell has been released giving us another look at Scarlett Johansson as The Major. She is joined by director Rupert Sanders and actor Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, a.k.a. Tricky hanging out with three anime legends on the set of the film. Those anime legends are Mamoru Oshii, who directed the original 1995 Ghost in the Shell film, Kenji Kamiyama, who directed both seasons of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime series, and composer Kenji Kawai, who provided the score for the Ghost in the Shell anime films.
The producer of the film, Steven Paul, recently did an interview in which he talked about the film, explaining that even though the main character in the film is caucasian the film still has a very international reach with its diverse cast and he thinks fans are going to love it:
“I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it. They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done with it, and I don’t think anybody’s going to be disappointed.
“I don’t think it was just a Japanese story. Ghost in the Shell was a very international story, and it wasn’t just focused on Japanese; it was supposed to be an entire world. That’s why I say the international approach is, I think, the right approach to it.
“There [are] all sorts of people and nationalities in the world in Ghost in the Shell. We’re utilizing people from all over the world. … There’s Japanese in it. There’s Chinese in it. There’s English in it. There’s Americans in it.”
As a long time fan of this franchise I really, really, really, hope this movie doesn't suck. Ghost In The Shell is set for release on March 31st, 2017.