UPDATE: We Got This Covered got word back from Paramount that the supposedly ‘new’ trailer sent to theatres this week for xXx is ‘the same trailer that’s already been in theaters’.
While this isn’t the first time we had a false alarm on a supposedly new trailer being sent out that’s just a recut of the previous one (and we always have to make a judgement call on whether that’s the case or not – hence a recent question-marked Fifty Shades update), in Ghost In The Shell‘s case, the first trailer from November has already been sent twice to U.S. cinemas – in its full form to show with R-rated films like Silence (TLR-1) and slightly cut-down to show with PG-13 films (TLR-2, which also had a 3D version sent out). The ‘trailer 3’ has also been rated on multiple Canadian classification boards in the last few days too. Given it’s now been just over two months since that first trailer, and we’re two months away from the film’s release, we believed it would be a brand new trailer.
So therefore, given the studio’s denial, we are retracting the CONFIRMED tag from the story. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens later this week, whether a new trailer does indeed materialise or not. Any North American theatre workers who have received the ‘trailer 3’, we would definitely appreciate some clarification whether the trailer is indeed the same November one re-cut. You can reach out to us via the contact page.
Original post follows:
The first trailer for Ghost In The Shell dropped back in November; and now in time for Paramount’s first big release of the year xXx: Return of Xander Cage, the studio have prepared a brand new look at Rupert Sanders’ live-action adaptation.
The new trailer has been sent to North American cinemas by Deluxe Digital, and we expect it online by the end of Thursday. We will update as soon as we have a confirmed online launch date and time.
Ghost In The Shell follows 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.
Starring Scarlett Johannsson as Major Killian, and also featuring Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche and Michael Pitt, Ghost In The Shell arrives in U.S. and UK cinemas March 31. See the debut trailer below: