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Scarlett Johansson’s Cyborg Makes Her Debut in ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Teasers

22 September 2016 4:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Scarlett Johansson‘s cyborg makes her long-awaited debut in the first teaser trailers for “Ghost in the Shell.”

Paramount released five, 10-second cryptic teasers for the live-action movie adaptation of the hit Japanese manga series, offering brief glimpses of Johansson’s cyborg-human special-ops officer named Major. She sports a jet black bob and stealthily brandishes a handgun in one scene. The half-droid disconnects herself from her cubicle/docking station in another.

The film has also been the subject of much controversy, prompting accusations of whitewashing, as the character Johansson depicts was distinctly Japanese in the comic series. Producer Steven Paul told Buzzfeed in June that fans will love the film’s “international approach.”

“I don’t think it was just a Japanese story. ‘Ghost in the Shell’ was a very international story, and it wasn’t just focused on Japanese; it was supposed to be an entire world,” Paul said. »

- Joshua Terry

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Hypnotic First Teasers For Paramount’s Ghost In The Shell Surface

22 September 2016 8:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Breaking course from marketing protocol, which would so often dictate that a studio must present a teaser trailer – possibly even a teasing teaser – as a primer ahead of the full reveal, Paramount Pictures has today launched five hypnotic snippets for Ghost in the Shell, and each is as surreal and perplexing as the next.

Clocking in at around 10-to-15 seconds in length, the quintet arrives bearing the titles Aramaki, Silhouette, Unplug, What and finally, the very slick Geisha Hallway. Each vignette is, as one would expect for a tentpole manga adaptation, dripping with Cyberpunk goodness, from dystopian cityscapes to shots of cyborgs wired into some form of computer mainframe. Confounding stuff, but surely these teasers are paving the way for a trailer reveal?

Either way, Scarlett Johansson is at the center of Paramount’s live-action blockbuster as Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg who headlines an elite military team known as »

- Michael Briers

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Scarlett Johansson's Major Takes Aim In Two More Teasers For Ghost In The Shell

22 September 2016 7:10 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Following the release of those teasers during the season two finale of Mr. Robot, Paramount Pictures has now unveiled two more (and they're arguably the best ones yet). The first features a worried looking Aramaki (Takeshi Kitano) as he fires off a round from his revolver, while the second offers up yet another look at The Major (Scarlett Johansson) as she approaches a strange looking group of men.  What do these mean? That's a question die hard fans of the anime can answer, but you'd best believe that the trailer is now probably right around the corner. With any luck, an announcement will follow. Ghost in the Shell stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt. Directed by Rupert Sanders, the movie is currently set to be released on March 31st, next year. »

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Scarlett Johansson's Major Takes Aim In Two More Teasers For Ghost In The Shell

22 September 2016 7:10 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Following the release of those teasers during the season two finale of Mr. Robot, Paramount Pictures has now unveiled two more (and they're arguably the best ones yet). The first features a worried looking Aramaki (Takeshi Kitano) as he fires off a round from his revolver, while the second offers up yet another look at The Major (Scarlett Johansson) as she approaches a strange looking group of men.  What do these mean? That's a question die hard fans of the anime can answer, but you'd best believe that the trailer is now probably right around the corner. With any luck, an announcement will follow. Ghost in the Shell stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt. Directed by Rupert Sanders, the movie is currently set to be released on March 31st, next year. »

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First Brief Teasers For Ghost In The Shell Are Here!!

22 September 2016 5:26 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have released some brief teasers that will most likely lead up to the official trailer of Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Lucy) and directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman).

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 also co-stars Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt.

Paramount Pictures will release Ghost in the Shell in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.

Have a look at the teasers below and let us know what you think?

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- Kellvin Chavez

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Scarlett Johansson Boots Up in First Teasers for ‘Ghost in the Shell’

22 September 2016 4:58 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Considering the trend of live-action remakes, those behind a Hollywood adaptation of Masamune Shirow‘s iconic Japanese franchise Ghost in the Shell certainly have quite a hill to climb — not to mention how much pre-release talk has surrounded its casting. However, we’re at least vaguely curious as to what director Rupert Sanders has in store and today we get the first look thanks to a set of brief teasers.

“I don’t think it was just a Japanese story. Ghost in the Shell was a very international story, and it wasn’t just focused on Japanese; it was supposed to be an entire world. That’s why I say the international approach is, I think, the right approach to it,” producer Steven Paul tells Buzzfeed. “We’re utilizing people from all over the world. … There’s Japanese in it. There’s Chinese in it. There’s English in it. »

- Jordan Raup

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First teasers for Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson

22 September 2016 1:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures has released five teasers for the upcoming live-action manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell; take a look below after the official synopsis…

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.

Update: You can watch all five teasers together below:

And here’s the official logo…

Ghost in the Shell is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that includes Beat Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Juliette Binoche (Chocolat), Michael Pitt (Hannibal), Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones), Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha), Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch the First Teaser Videos for Live Action Ghost In The Shell Movie, Starring Scarlett Johansson

21 September 2016 9:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its release on March 31st, 2017, Paramount Pictures' live action Ghost in the Shell movie is briefly teased in several videos, including a few featuring Scarlett Johansson as the extremely skilled—and deadly—cyborg known as Major.

From the Previous Press Release: Hollywood, Calif.-- Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on “Ghost In The Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” “Lucy”) and directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White And The Huntsman”). The film is shooting in Wellington, New Zealand.

Paramount Pictures will release the film in the U.S. on March 31, 2017.

The film, which is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, is produced by Avi Arad (“The Amazing Spider-man 1 & 2,” “Iron Man”), Ari Arad (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”), and Steven Paul (“Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance”). Michael Costigan »

- Derek Anderson

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Ghost In The Shell Teaser Videos Offer Up A First Look At Footage From The Movie; Logo Revealed

21 September 2016 7:50 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Mr. Robot is pretty much a perfect place to kick off a movie's viral marketing campaign, hence why Paramount Pictures have released a series of teaser videos for their live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell during tonight's season two finale. Three have so far found their way online, but a fourth just aired at time of writing, so don't be surprised to see even more appear as the night wears on.  As someone who isn't familiar with the manga of the same name, I have no idea what significance these teaser clips have, but they're more than likely heralding a full-length trailer in the very near future (especially as Facebook and Twitter accounts have also been launched for the movie, hence the logo reveal above). If you know what these mean, feel free to sound off in the comments section. Ghost in the Shell stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, »

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Ghost In The Shell Teaser Videos Offer Up A First Look At Footage From The Movie; Logo Revealed

21 September 2016 7:50 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Mr. Robot is pretty much a perfect place to kick off a movie's viral marketing campaign, hence why Paramount Pictures have released a series of teaser videos for their live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell during tonight's season two finale. Three have so far found their way online, but a fourth just aired at time of writing, so don't be surprised to see even more appear as the night wears on.  As someone who isn't familiar with the manga of the same name, I have no idea what significance these teaser clips have, but they're more than likely heralding a full-length trailer in the very near future (especially as Facebook and Twitter accounts have also been launched for the movie, hence the logo reveal above). If you know what these mean, feel free to sound off in the comments section. Ghost in the Shell stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, »

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Movie Review – Ben-Hur (2016)

5 September 2016 4:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ben-Hur, 2016.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Starring Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, Rodrigo Santoro, Sofia Black D’Elia, Ayelet Zurer, Moisés Arias, Marwan Kenzari and Pilou Asbæk.

Synopsis:

Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army, returns to his homeland after years at sea to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

There’s a sad redundancy to Timur Bekmambetov’s wholly inadequate, depressingly futile Ben-Hur. The story, trite for a literal lifetime, still plays trite, even with wholesale changes – characters are removed, back-stories reimagined – and that sense of grandeur so apparent in the Charlton Heston classic is lost amidst attempts at pandering at the meat-headed Fast and Furious audience (why exactly an exec didn’t demand for it to be called The Fast and the Ben-Hurious we will never know.)

Everything’s coming up Milhouse for Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston »

- Amie Cranswick

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“Ghost in the Shell” Cast Photo Leak Shows Scarlett Johansson as The Major

1 September 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Since Dreamworks announced the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, the internet has been buzzing non-stop. A recent cast photo leak reveal an interesting group of actors. Casting controversies surrounding Avengers star, Scarlett Johansson has also been making the rounds.

Public Security Section 9 will also include Tawanda Manyimo, Yutaka Izumihara, Pilou Asbæk, Beat Takeshi, Chin Han and Lasarus RatuereCheck out these cast stills and tell us what you think!

Beat Takeshi as Daisuke Aramaki.

Chin Han as Togusa.

Lasarus Ratuere as Ishikawa.

Tawanda Manyimo as Boma.

Yutaka Izumihara as Saito.

Pilou Asbæk as Batou.

Scarlett Johansson as The Major.

Ghost in the Shell

Section 9 is a futuristic anti-terrorist intelligence agency. Their main task is to stop cyber criminals and hackers. The film takes us to an action-packed adventure as the task force faces a new enemy. The Major and her team protect Hanka Robotic’s Artificial Intelligence technology from criminal hands. »

- JRBandillo

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Leaked images from Ghost in the Shell featuring Scarlett Johansson and Section 9

25 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A batch of character images from the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie has leaked online, which reportedly give us a new look at Scarlett Johansson’s The Major, along with her team at Section 9: Yutaka Izumihara as Saito, Pilou Asbaek as Batou, Lasarus Ratuere as Ishikawa, Beat Takeshi as Daisuke Aramaki, Tawanda Manyimo as Boma and Chin Han as Togusa; check them out here via Kotaku…

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.

Ghost in the Shell is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), with Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) leading a cast that »

- Gary Collinson

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Section 9 Suits Up In Leaked Photos For Ghost In The Shell

24 August 2016 3:21 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Section 9 is suited and booted in a new wave of photos for Paramount’s live-action Ghost in the Shell adaptation.

Casting light on the movie’s diverse cast, these leaked images were first unveiled by anime giant Crunchyroll and find Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi, while Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbæk assumes the role of cybernetic ninja, Batou. What leads us to believe that these pics are the real deal is the fact that the hairstyles of Johansson, Asbæk and their co-stars match up with those glimpsed across previous set photos taken on the streets of Hong Kong. We await confirmation from Paramount nonetheless. 

Based on Masamune Shirow’s beloved manga series, it’s no secret that Ghost in the Shell has received a lot of flak for its casting process. Addressing those white-washing claims, producer Steven Paul noted that Paramount’s feature is »

- Michael Briers

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Leaked Images From Ghost In The Shell Show Scarlett Johansson And The Rest Of Section 9 In Costume

24 August 2016 1:48 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The upcoming live-action take on Ghost in the Shell has generated a fair bit of controversy among whitewashing accusations, but our first proper look at the movie's diverse cast has been revealed via Crunchyroll. Pictured below are The Major (Scarlett Johansson), Ishikawa (Lasarus Ratuere), Togusa (Chin Han), Saito (Yutaka Izumihara), Borma (Tawanda Manyimo), Batou (Pilou Asbæk), and Aramaki (Takeshi Kitano). With any luck, some official high quality versions of these will follow soon.  Ghost in the Shell has been in the works for a while and 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. Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is directing the movie, and it’s currently set to be released on March 31st, »

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Movie Review: Ben-Hur

22 August 2016 10:12 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

It can be very difficult to judge a film on its own merits, especially when it is a story that has been retold several times, and when one of those times was one of the most heavily awarded films in the history of cinema, it has a lot of baggage to live up to. While Ben-Hur has been updated for modern audiences, who wouldn’t dare watch a film older than the 21st century in a serviceable adaptation, it is still a flawed film. Ben-Hur is a film that is merely decent, when it could’ve been great.

Descended from a rich Jewish family, Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) has everything he could ever want, including friendship in his adopted Roman brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), and a happy family home until one evening Messala, when feeling an outcast from the family, goes off to become a soldier in the Roman army. »

- Seth Paul

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Unsurprisingly, the Ben-Hur remake bombs at the box office

22 August 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but the remake of Ben-Hur did not have a good opening weekend at the box office.

With a production budget of $100 million, Ben-Hur managed to earn the least of the new releases over the weekend, and was also toppled by Suicide Squad in its third week and Sausage Party in its second. The movie earned just $11 million from 3,000 screens, with another $10 million coming from 23 international markets.

Ben-Hur is still to be released in a few key markets, including UK and Korea, but it will need to do exceptionally well to recuperate its budget and marketing costs.

Ben-Hur is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. »

- Luke Owen

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Ben-hur (2016) – Review

19 August 2016 12:06 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

© 2016 Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The movies have long been fascinated by Ben-hur, Lew Wallace’s 1880 bestselling novel – two silent versions, a 1907 short one and a spectacular 1925 feature film, and the familiar 1959 Technicolor classic with Charlton Heston. This will be at least the 4th movie version.

The 1925 version has the most thrilling chariot race, with a raw energy and real sense of danger – very real danger as the director hired Italian men skilled with horses to essentially run a chariot race, with all the inherent dangers (if you have never seen it, you really should). Memories of that gripping, cinematic chariot race helped prompt director William Wyler to remake Ben-hur in 1959, in full color and sound, with a top-star and all the epic “cast of thousands” grandeur of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Now a new technology has its say with the old story -with CGI effects and 3D. »

- Cate Marquis

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‘Ben Hur’ Critical Roundup: Reviews Shrug at Epic Remake

18 August 2016 1:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Almost six decades ago, Charlton Heston embodied Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, in the Academy Award-winning blockbuster of the same name. Winning 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, this drama became a classic in cinema history. Now, the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur returns to the big screen in Timur Bekmambetov’ remake. As the helmer takes audiences back to the chariot races, it seems like critics aren’t up for the ride.

IndieWire’s David Ehrlich calls the film “chariots of misfire” and states that “Jesus dies for our cinema sins in this biblical epic.” He also notes that “if each new “Ben-Hur” is a reflection of the time in which it was made, this one may remember 2016 time as a grim time for blockbuster entertainment.”

Read More: ‘Ben-Hur’ Review: Jesus Dies For Our Cinema Sins In This Redeemably Garish Biblical Epic

Owen Gleiberman of Variety »

- Liz Calvario

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Ben-Hur Review #2: The Good Far Outweighs The Bad

18 August 2016 9:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Charlton Heston is not spinning in his grave. Paramount's remake of Ben-Hur isn't on par with the 1959 classic, but certainly stands on its own as a decent film. The Heston-led Ben-Hur won eleven Oscars and is widely considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made. It would have been a miracle if this version met that standard. There were some glaring issues for me, but the good far outweighs the bad in this Paramount Pictures release. Russian Director Timur Bekmambetov delivers a solidly entertaining, well-shot, biblical epic.

Set in Jerusalem in the time of Christ, Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is a Jewish prince from a wealthy family. He and his adopted brother, Messala Severus (Toby Kebbell), race horses for sport in their patrician lives. Judah has fallen in love with Esther (Nanazin Boniadi), the daughter of a servant. Messala, who isn't a Jew and prays to the Roman gods, »

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