Following a series of extremely short but sweet ‘glitch’ teasers debuting during the season finale of Mr Robot, as well as an exclusive clip playing at AMC theatres with Doctor Strange, Paramount have announced today that the first proper trailer for Rupert Sanders’s Ghost In The Shell starring Scarlett Johansson – who has attracted controversy regarding alleged whitewashing following her casting as cyborg lead The Major – arrives this Sunday, November 13, at a special event in Tokyo, Japan, where the story of the film as well as the source material manga is set. See the announcement clip for the trailer below:
No more details have been released yet about the event – we will update if and when we hear more – but it is said that press are being flown to Tokyo to attend, and we can imagine fans in the city will be available to attend it as well, to see the new trailer on the big screen first. We are expecting the trailer, which was previewed during a Paramount press event a couple of weeks ago (and said to be backed by music from Depeche Mode), to land online immediately following the event.
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.
Also starring Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano and Juliette Binoche, Ghost In The Shell arrives in theatres on March 31, 2017.