If you weren’t familiar with the original Ghost In The Shell anime that director Rupert Sanders’s upcoming live action version is based on, the latest trailer for the film actually fills you in on some of the movie’s plot. From what is revealed here, star Scarlett Johansson is a cyborg with a human past she can not quite remember. Definite shades of the original RoboCop with maybe a dash of Blade Runner tossed in for good measure. Will Sanders deliver at least a fraction of the depth that those two films contain? If he remains faithful to the source material he just may. Of course, his last film was Snow White And The Huntsman, a film that had great visuals but rang hollow in the storytelling, even with a screenplay that had been well liked enough to land on the 2010 black List.
Here’s the studio’s plot synopsis –
Based on the internationally acclaimed sci-fi property, “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.
Ghost In The Shell hits theaters on March 31.