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How ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Visual Effects Enhance a Tactile Future World

31 March 2017 1:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The live-action adaptation of the manga “Ghost in the Shell” offered several visual effects shops the chance to show off their best work.

Directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White and the Huntsman”), the action-packed sci-fi adventure stars Scarlett Johansson in a form-fitting body suit as the cyber-enhanced Major, who fights mind-controlling terrorists like the badass she is.

After its Oscar-winning contributions to “The Jungle Book,” leading VFX supplier Moving Picture Company (Mpc) used tech innovations to conjure a tactile future world for “Ghost in the Shell,”  alongside miniatures and animatronics from Weta Workshop.

“It’s unexplored stylistic territory from a film perspective,” said production VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron. “Rupert’s idea was to show the world of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ as a predictor of the future in the early ’90s. We live in a world that is overtaken by technology, which is one of the really important themes that »

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