New photos have hit the internet featuring shots of the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell film. Despite the controversy surrounding Scarlett Johansson‘s casting as Major, filming is most definitely underway. The Johansson flick takes us deep within the pages of the insanely popular manga of the same name. The images, taken on location in Hong Kong, show Scarlett in her role as Major Motoko Kusanagi. The pics show a Chinese outdoor marketplace and the peculiar locals. We also get a glimpse of Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones) in his role as Batou. Is he rockin’ that flatop or what?
Long time fans of the anime and manga should love this adaptation. Heck, even the publisher of the Ghost in the Shell manga thought Scarlett “has the cyberpunk feel.” From the look of these images, they certainly have captured the feel of the environment of Ghost. Take a look at these new images and judge for yourself.
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.
The film, which is currently shooting in New Zealand, is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman). Ghost In The Shell is scheduled to be released on March 31st, 2017.