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Weta Workshop has revealed its upcoming 1/4th scale mixed media figures for The Major and Robo Geisha from the live-action adaptation of the celebrated manga series Ghost in the Shell. The collectibles, which are both limited to 500 pieces, are available to pre-order now, priced at £359.20 each and are expected to ship in March in time for the film’s release; take a look below…
The Major’s thermoptic suit was to be a centrepiece of Ghost in the Shell and represented a benchmark for Weta Workshop’s creativity and innovation. Taking digital scans of actress Scarlett Johansson, the Workshop built an extraordinary physical effects suit unlike anything it had attempted before. Cast in a smooth, translucent silicone over a mesh fabric, it adhered to The Major like a second skin; a piece of technology, both practical and iconic. The artists of Weta Workshop have recreated Major’s stunning suit for you in this collectible statue, »
- Amie Cranswick
Pretty much anything is possible with visual effects these days. Giant, transforming robots are old hat at this point. The same goes for believable, talking animals and alien landscapes. When everything is a special effect, it becomes harder and hard for the effects to actually feel, well, special. So it's particularly noteworthy when we say, wow, Ghost in the Shell looks incredible. Directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) and based on the anime of the same name, Ghost...
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Scarlett Johansson is starting to make her way through the interview rounds for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of the popular manga/anime Ghost in the Shell, and naturally the actress was asked about the possibility – and potential – of a solo Black Widow movie.
Speaking to Total Film Magazine (via ComicBookMovie.com) Johansson stated: “We’re creatively really compatible. I think we both agree that the character is right for a standalone, it’s just a case of timing at this point for both Marvel and myself. If I did it, I would dedicate myself completely to making it amazing. It would have to be the best version that movie could possibly be. Otherwise, I would never do it. It needs its own style and its own story, and there’s a lot of great stuff that you could do with it.”
Many fans have long called for a Black Widow solo movie, »
- Robert Kojder
Pretty much anything is possible with visual effects these days. Giant, transforming robots are old hat at this point. The same goes for believable, talking animals and alien landscapes. When everything is a special effect, it becomes harder and hard for the effects to actually feel, well, special. So it's particularly noteworthy when we say, wow, Ghost in the Shell looks incredible. Directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) and based on the anime of the same name, Ghost in the Shell stars Scarlett Johansson as a cyborg who leads an elite counter-cyberterrorist task force that protects the world from futuristic threats. If that all sounds like buzzword mumbo jumbo, we don't blame you. Basically, think of Johansson's character as RoboCop, only...
- Peter Hall
“Everything they told you was a lie.” Here’s the new trailer for Ghost in the Shell, director Rupert Sanders' live-action take on the classic Japanese manga. In a role that drew some “whitewashing” flak, Scarlett Johansson stars as the Major, a human/cyborg hybrid who doubles as a killing machine. She leads Section 9, an elite special ops task force devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to… »
Scarlett Johansson sprays bullets and uncovers buried secrets in the thrilling second trailer for Ghost in the Shell, the Hollywood remake of Mamoru Oshii's 1995 film and Masamune Shirow's original manga.
The clip opens with Johannson's character, Major, and an armed crew breaking into a shadowy room where the form of a man's body dissolves like quicksand. "I saw someone down there," Major said. "He wasn't human."
Major only remembers "fragments" of her past, including her near-death during an "attack" and subsequent reconstruction by elite task force Section 9 into a half-human/half-cyborg. »
Michael Pitt was cast as Scarlett Johansson’s adversary in Ghost In The Shell about a year ago, but we hadn’t really seen him pop up in any of the teasers or trailers that otherwise showed off The Major. But, with the release date now looming, Paramount’s just unveiled the villain of the piece—Pitt’s Laughing Man, a cyber-terrorist who just wants to help set The Major free. His dastardly deeds are breathlessly recounted for her, and she vows to bring him to justice. That’s all before she somehow ends up in his grasp, and he tells her that her life was stolen from her by the very organization that employs her. Chilling stuff, if you aren’t already convinced you’re living a lie.
- Danette Chavez
The new “Ghost in the Shell” international trailer sees Scarlett Johansson questioning the nature of how she became a cyborg. Johansson stars as 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. Also Read: Scarlett Johansson Goes to Battle in 'Ghost in the Shell' Super Bowl Teaser (Video) The film adaption of the iconic anime series of the same name, directed by Rupert Sanders (“Snow White and the. »
- Joe Otterson
We didn't actually have to travel to Tokyo for the latest Ghost in the Shell trailer, but we sure as hell were transported nonetheless.
A new preview for Scarlett Johansson's live-action take on the cult classic manga dropped at midnight and, though we've seen Johansson kick a** as superhero assassin Black Widow and merciless antihero Lucy and whatever she was in Under the Skin, Gits features a new side to the star -- the cyborg side.
In Ghost in the Shell, Johansson plays The Major, a special ops hybrid who hunts down the most dangerous criminal as part of an elite task force called Section 9. This is but the latest look at the flick. A sneak peek dropped during the Super Bowl that ripped open Johansson's face to show her robotic inner workings:
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Get ready to hack into the future of blockbuster entertainment. Today, Paramount Pictures has released the action-packed second trailer for the anime adaptation Ghost in the Shell. And it's incredible. All-new footage from this sci-fi thriller arrives with stunning visuals and incredible scenes of bullet -laden mayhem that are sure to get your heart racing.
Coming to theaters March 31, Ghost in the Shell features Scarlett Johansson as 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.
Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders takes the helm on this exciting release, based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name (written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow). The movie is produced by Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man »
It’s been a long time coming, but the second full-length trailer for Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell movie has finally arrived online, guns glazing – and it’s a doozy.
Following up on last week’s super-stylish TV spot, the footage above is essentially designed to flesh out the world of Rupert Sanders’ live-action blockbuster, as we see Scarlett Johansson’s no-nonsense Major Motoko Kusanagi – or The Major for short – hunt down the villainous Kuze and, perhaps most important of all, the truth. Engineered to be the flagship product of Hanka Robotics, ScarJo’s elite agent is one of the many ‘Ghosts’ populating Mamoru Oshii and Masamune Shirow’s lush, cyberpunk world, and it’s these souls that can be transferred into different cyborg bodies. Cue the inevitable identity crisis.
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For The Major, though, she’ll spearhead an elite task force known as Section »
- Michael Briers
Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for “Ghost in the Shell” revealing all kinds of new details about Scarlett Johansson’s Major. A special ops human-cyborg, Major leads the elite task force known as Section 9 in their mission of stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. However, a crucial twist reveals that criminals might not be Major’s only enemies.
Though Major was close to death when she was saved and turned into a cyborg, the villain Kuze (Michael Pitt) reveals that the whole truth about her past has been kept a secret.
“They created me, but they cannot control me,” Major says in the trailer. Previous teasers were heavy of action sequences without revealing much in the way of storyline. The action-thriller is based on Masamune Shirow’s manga series of the same name. »
- Graham Winfrey
"They created her, but they cannot control her." Paramount has just debuted the second official trailer for Rupert Sanders' live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, based on the original manga series. We've already seen one trailer and the Super Bowl spot, but this new one is even better. Scarlett Johansson stars as "The Major", a "one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid" who leads an elite task force as part of Section 9. She goes on an epic search to find a hacker criminal who wants to destroy all the technology at Hanka Robotics. Also starring Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Michael Wincott, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, plus filmmaker Takeshi Kitano, Joseph Naufahu, with Pilou Asbæk as Batou. It looks like they're polishing the VFX and it looks great so far. Plus it's awesome to see they're including the tank fight in this. Fire it up. Here's the second official trailer for Rupert Sanders' Ghost in the Shell movie, »
- Alex Billington
While Marvel continues to hem and haw about giving Scarlett Johansson her own solo superhero movie, Paramount’s swooped in and made her the centerpiece of her very own would-be sci-fi action franchise. She stars as the Major in Ghost in the Shell, a new live-action adaptation of the classic Japanese manga. With director Rupert Sanders behind the camera, […]
- Angie Han
They did not save her life. They stole it. If Paramount’s Super Bowl trailer for Ghost in the Shell wasn’t cool enough, this full trailer is going to blow your mind. The new footage for Rupert Sanders’ adaptation, starring Scarlett Johansson, looks like a mix between Blade Runner, Big Trouble in Little China, Jupiter Ascending, and even Michael Jackson’s “Captain […] »
- Brad Miska
"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."
Directed by Rupert Sanders, Ghost in the Shell stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, and Juliette Binoche. Paramount Pictures will release the film in theaters on March 31st.
The post New Ghost In The Shell Trailer Urges Major to Remember Her Past appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Derek Anderson
Author: Zehra Phelan
The start of a brand new week and a brand new action-packed, futuristic kick-ass trailer for the iconic Japanese anime adaptation Ghost in the Shell has dropped, giving us a lot more of an insight into what to expect than its previous teaser during the Superbowl.
Related: Ghost in the Shell Superbowl Spot
Die-hard fans of the original anime story, who have been up in arms over the ‘white-washing’ of this guaranteed Hollywood blockbuster, may just throw out the boycotting ideas once they have indulged in Director Rupert Sanders visually spectacular and ambitious world. In the new trailer we get our first look at villain Kuze in a futuristic haze of imagery which could have dropped right out of a computer game – neon lighting in the backdrop almost gives a Tron: Legacy/Blade Runner-esque feel to the movie.
Scarlett Johannson, who plays the lead Motoko Kusanagi, »
- Zehra Phelan
The upcoming live-action adaptation of the anime classic Ghost In the Shell is coming out next month, and we've got a brand spankin' new trailer to share with you. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt & Juliette Binoche, and was directed by Rupert Sanders.
The Major (Scarlett Johansson) is a special ops, one-of-a-kind, human-cyborg hybrid who leads an elite task force known as Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, she faces an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotics' advancements in cyber technology.
Ghost In The Shell arrives on March 31!
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- Mario-Francisco Robles
Based on the internationally-acclaimed Japanese Anime 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. Directed by Rupert Sanders. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, and Kaori Momoi.
This one is expected in UK cinemas on March 31st. Watch the brand new trailer below.
The post Watch the brand new trailer for Ghost In The Shell appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
Based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow, 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 - starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Rupert Sanders – also stars “Beat” Takeshi Kitano as Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, Michael Pitt as Kuze, Pilou Asbæk as Batou, and Kaori Momoi. The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara and Tuwanda Manyimo.
- Phil Wheat
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