On March 31, an American, live-action version of the acclaimed anime Ghost in the Shell will hit US Theaters; check out a trailer for the film, starring Scarlett Johansson, below.
Official Synopsis: The Major (Scarlett Johansson), a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, leads an elite task force known as 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.
Those unfamiliar with the source material will have a chance to experience the original Ghost in the Shell anime in 110 theaters nationwide this February.
Lionsgate and Funimation have announced that the original Ghost in the Shell will be returning to theaters in the United States for just two nights. Director Mamoru Oshii‘s anime adaptation of Masamune Shirow manga series will return to US theaters on February 7th and February 8th next month, and there will be two different ways to watch it. You can see the subtitled version on February 7th, or you can see the English dubbed version on February 8th.
Here’s what Gen Fukunaga, founder and CEO of Funimation, had to say about the re-release:
“We’re excited to be partnering with Lionsgate to bring the original Ghost in the Shell movie back to U.S. theaters. Ghost in the Shell is truly a seminal work in anime cinema and it helped firmly establish a market for the genre with U.S. movie audiences.”
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Official Synopsis: In this Japanese animation, cyborg federal agent Maj. Motoko Kusanagi (Mimi Woods) trails “The Puppet Master” (Abe Lasser), who illegally hacks into the computerized minds of cyborg-human hybrids. Her pursuit of a man who can modify the identity of strangers leaves Motoko pondering her own makeup and what life might be like if she had more human traits. With her partner (Richard George), she corners the hacker, but her curiosity about her identity sends the case in an unforeseen direction.