Just few days before its release date, Paramount Pictures released the first 5 minutes of the new blockbuster Ghost in the Shell. The movie directed by Rupert Sanders with Scarlett Johansson in the leading role, is coming to theaters Friday next week.
The Live-Action movie was accused of “whitewashing” after casting Scarlett Johansson to play the Japanese icon character Major Motoko Kusanagi.
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On the matter Scarlett Johansson responded:
“I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person. Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never never presume to play another race of a person.”
“Having a franchise with a female protagonist driving it is such a rare opportunity,”
“Certainly, I feel the enormous pressure of that – the weight of such a big property on my shoulders.”
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”
- Director: Rupert Sanders.
Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, Rila Fukushima, Juliette Binoche, Chin Han, Lasarus Ratuere, Tawanda Manyimo, Yutaka Izumihara
- Genre(s): Action, Drama, Science Fiction.
- Runtime: 100 min.
- Trailer: Here.
Watch the first 5 minutes of Ghost in the Shell: