New Photo of Scarlett Johansson as the Major in GHOST IN THE SHELL

Above you'll find a new photo featuring Scarlett Johansson as The Major in the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. I've really enjoyed everything that I've seen from this film so far, and it looks a lot better than I expected it to be. It looks like it there's a chance that could be just as badass as the anime films that have been made.

When talking to Empire about taking on the role of the Major and the film itself, Johansson tells them:

"I've been a person without a body, now I'm a mind in a synthetic body. Eventually I'll go back to playing a body and brain together. This is a ride that's not just explosive and exciting, but also curious and reflective"

Director Rupert Sanders adds a bold statement that could come back and bite him in the ass if the movie ends up being crap. But he assures fans, "This isn't the shit Hollywood version."

As excited as I am for the film and as good as it looks, we'll just have to wait and see about that because there's still a lot that can go wrong. 

Ghost in the Shell follows the Major, 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.

The film is based on the classic manga series that was written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The movie also stars Beat Takeshi Kitano as Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, Michael Pitt as Kuze, Pilou Asbæk as Batou, and Kaori Momoi. The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, and Tuwanda Manyimo.

Ghost in the Shell is set to be released in theaters on March 31, 2017. To get caught up on all the news about the film click here.

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