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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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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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Leaked Ghost in the Shell Photos Show Scarlett Johansson and Section 9

24 August 2016 9:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April, months after Paramount cast Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell, the studio released a first look image of the actress as The Major, known as Major Kusanaga in the original Japanese manga. Fans started to express their displeasure with this casting as production got under way, with Ghost in the Shell becoming part of the expanding conversation about "whitewashing" in Hollywood. As production continues, new photos have surfaced that not only reveal Scarlett Johansson in costume, but several of her co-stars.

The story centers on The Major, a special ops cyborg who leads a counter-cyberterrorist organization called Public Security Section 9 for Hanka Robotics. The Major and her team will set out to stop some of the most dangerous criminals in the world, led by the extremist The Laughing Man, played by Sam Riley. This villain will stop at nothing to destroy the Hanka organization and the man's advancements in cyber technology. »

- MovieWeb

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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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[Fantasia Review] Terra Formars

4 August 2016 1:36 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s the tail end of the twenty-first century and Earth has nearly overstayed its welcome with dwindling resources and over-population. Scientists believe they can release the CO2 pockets underneath Mars’ surface and move the Red Planet from -50 degrees Celsius into a human-friendly temperature and atmosphere. So mankind sends rockets of moss and cockroaches to commence the process, a half-century passing before a team of colonists can finally journey forth. Everything should be ready for this hand-selected group under Ko Honda’s (Shun Oguri) supervision: go to Mars, kill the cockroaches, and return home with stories of our salvation via a new frontier. It sounds so simple and yet no one is prepared for what they’ll find because no one but Honda and the Japanese government know the truth.

That itself is a wild premise ripe for science fiction fun, but manga creators Yû Sasuga and Kenichi Tachibana are hardly finished. »

- Jared Mobarak

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Takashi Miike’s Terra Formars screening on Fantasia International Film Festival

4 August 2016 2:17 AM, PDT | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

Takashi Miike's Terra Formars screening on Fantasia International Film FestivalSTORY68%DIRECTION70%ACTING65%VISUALS75%POSITIVESStays close to the originalGreat castimpressive actionNEGATIVESActually a sci-fi, action flick addressing only fans of the category2016-08-0470%Overall ScoreReader Rating: (1 Vote)91%

Takashi Miike has recently turned towards manga/anime adaptations, with, mostly, impressive results, as his aesthetics seem to fit perfectly to these mediums. This time, he adapts Yu Sasuga’s homonymous, shounen manga, which has sold more than 14 million copies since 2011.

During the 21st century, scientists decided to make Mars a planet that could be inhabited in the future. The solution they came up with was to terraform its ground by spreading special algae with the help of cockroaches that would spread the substance all over the planet. Now, in 2577, they realize that the cockroaches have mutated into anthropomorphous, extremely strong and fast monsters. The government decides to send an exterminating team, which »

- Panos Kotzathanasis

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Scarlett Johansson featured in new Ghost in the Shell behind-the-scenes image

10 July 2016 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Production I.G. has shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, which sees director Rupert Sanders and star Scarlett Johansson joined by Mamoru Oshii (director of the original anime), Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, a.k.a. Tricky, Kenji Kamiyama (director of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and composer Kenji Kawai

See Also: Ghost in the Shell producer addresses Scarlett Johansson casting controversy

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Ghost in the Shell Set Photo Shows Scarlett Johansson in Costume

6 July 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April, fans got their first look at Scarlett Johansson on the set of Ghost in the Shell, as production began in New Zealand. The image raised quite a bit of controversy, with fans calling out the production for casting Scarlett Johansson as Kusanagi, a character portrayed in the original manga as a Japanese woman. While the controversy has died down somewhat in the months that followed, production still continues, and today we have a new look at the actress in costume, along with director Rupert Sanders.

The photo comes from Production I.G's Twitter, which features the actress and director alongside Mamoru Oshii, Kenji Jamiyama, and Kenji Kawaii. Production I.G. is the production company behind several of the previous Ghost in the Shell adaptations, with Mamoru Oshii directing the animated adaptations Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence and Ghost in the Shell 2.0, all of »

- MovieWeb

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'Ghost In The Shell' Production Calls In Japanese Giants To Offer Blessing, Amidst Controversy

6 July 2016 9:15 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

If you've been anywhere near a computer or a smart device in the last few years, you've heard about the hot button issue that is "Hollywood Whitewashing." It's been a buzzing trend a lot lately, and the latest project to draw the ire of the people who care about that sort of thing is Ghost In The Shell. Based on the Japanese manga by the same name, the film is set to star the very caucasian Scarlett Johansson, and people. are. Pissed.

Perhaps in a bit of ingenious damage control, the crew behind this new live-action Ghost In The Shell recently called in some giants from the property's past to help smooth things over. Production I.G. recently tweeted a photo that revealed that Mamoru Oshii, Kenji Kamiyama, and Kenji Kawaii had all visited the Hong Kong set of Ghost In The Shell. Oshii directed a revered trilogy of animated film based on the manga, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Ghost In The Shell Producer Defends Casting, Claims Manga Series Is An “International Story”

5 July 2016 8:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Scarlett Johansson may be the highest-grossing actress of all time, but the decision to enlist the Avengers star for Ghost in the Shell caused quite the stir back in April.

That’s because Masamune Shirow’s beloved manga series is viewed as a decidedly Japanese story, leading many to decree that the addition of Johansson was nothing more than whitewashing on Paramount’s part. According to producer Steven Paul, that’s simply not the case, as Ghost in the Shell boasts a “very international story.”

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Paul leapt to the defence of Paramount’s high-profile adaptation, revealing that the studio is “utilizing people from all over the world.”

“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,” he explained. “That »

- Michael Briers

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Ghost in the Shell producer addresses Scarlett Johansson casting controversy

2 July 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in April, Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks released the first image of Scarlett Johansson as The Major in the upcoming live-action manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell, prompting a wave of criticism towards another instance of Hollywood “whitewashing”. Speaking to Buzzfeed, producer Steven Paul has addressed – and attempted to play down – the controversy, stating that it is an “international story” and that they have done “great honour” to the source material.

“I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it,” states Paul. “They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done with it, and I don’t think anybody’s going to be disappointed. There [are] all sorts of people and nationalities in the world in Ghost in the Shell. We’re utilizing people from all over the world…There’s Japanese in it. There’s Chinese in it. »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Ghost in the Shell’s’ Scarlett Johansson wants you to keep speaking loudly about diversity

2 July 2016 1:27 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When Scarlett Johansson was officially named the lead in the Ghost in the Shell Japanese manga adaptation many were concerned over yet another instance of Hollywood whitewashing. But the actor has recently made a statement about diversity in Hollywood productions and it's left many rolling their eyes. The film, which also stars Michael Pitt and Juliette Binoche, has Johansson playing Major Motoko Kusanagi (though apparently just being referred to as The Major in the film). While the casting was controversial in and of itself, more-so thanks to the current climate of paying customers asking for better representation, the production made it worse when a report said there'd been tests to "shift her ethnicity." Paramount responded to that report by saying tests had been done on a background actor, not Johansson. The film is not devoid of Asian actors but while The Wolverine and Arrow actor Rila Fukushima was recently added »

- Jill Pantozzi

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‘Ghost In The Shell’ Producer Reacts To Casting Backlash

2 July 2016 8:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ever since the first image of Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the upcoming “Ghost in the Shell” feature film was released, the live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s manga series has received backlash with fans declaring another Hollywood whitewashing incident.

Now, Steve Paul, a producer on the film has spoken out about the criticism, telling BuzzFeed that he thinks fans will have a change of heart when they see the final product.

“I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it,” he told the website. “They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done with it, and I don’t think anybody’s going to be disappointed.”

Read More: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Photos: Scarlett Johansson Debuts Controversial Look in Hong Kong

The original “Ghost in the Shell” story follows a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg »

- Liz Calvario

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'Ghost in the Shell' Producer Defends Casting Scarlett Johansson

1 July 2016 4:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Way back in January 2015, actress Scarlett Johansson was cast in the lead role for Paramount's long-awaited live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. While not much was said about the casting at the time, several fans started speaking out against her role as Kusanagi when the first photo was released, since the character is actually an Asian woman in the original manga created by Masamune Shirrow. While the backlash has died down considerably since the photo was released, one of the movie's producers has addressed the controversy.

The first photo that debuted in April arrived when "whitewashing" was quite the hot-button topic, in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Emma Stone's casting as a half-Chinese/half-Hawaiian woman in Aloha, Rooney Mara playing a Native American character in Pan and the Caucasian cast of Gods of Egypt were all quite controversial before the photo debuted. BuzzFeed spoke with Ghost in the Shell producer Steven Paul, »

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"Women Of Arrow" Super-Cut

28 June 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Thanks to TorontoCatWoman.Com, take a look @ the "Women Of Arrow", showcasing costumed, female superheroes from The CW TV series, adapting DC Comics characters:

Characters include 'Black Canary'/'Laurel Lance' (Katie Cassidy), 'Thea Speedy Queen' (Willa Holland), 'Felicity Smoak' (Emily Bett Rickards), 'Nyssa al Ghul' (Katrina Law) and 'Tatsu Yamashiro'/Katana' (Rila Fukushima):

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- Michael Stevens

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Scarlett Johansson Hits The Streets Of Hong Kong In New Ghost In The Shell Set Pics

8 June 2016 8:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Production continues apace on Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell adaptation, with a new slew of set photos revealing Scarlett Johansson on the bustling streets of Hong Kong. There’s also a first look at Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones), who stars opposite Johansson’s cybernetic ninja as Batou. Have a gander at the pics above, via HK01 and Apple Daily.

South China Morning Post brings word that the live-action movie is currently shooting scenes across Pak Hoi Street in anticipation of its early 2017 release date, placing The Avengers star in the shoes of Major Motoko Kusanagi. Indeed, news of Johansson’s casting proved to be the cause of controversy earlier this year, with manga fans in particular accusing Rupert Sanders’ movie of whitewashing the cherished source material.

However that may be, Paramount is pushing full steam ahead with Ghost in the Shell, and it’s »

- Michael Briers

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Scarlett Johansson featured in live action Ghost in the Shell set photos

8 June 2016 4:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s a film not without controversy, but the live-action adaptation of the hugely successful anime and manga Ghost in the Shell is currently shooting in Hong Kong. Thanks to HK01 (via Twitch), we’ve got some set photos from the movie featuring Scarlett Johansson and Pilou Asbaek.

Check them out below:

See Also: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ming-Na Wen is very unhappy with “whitewashing” Ghost in the Shell casting

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 »

- Luke Owen

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Best of the Week: James Bond Casting Rumors and Wishes, 'Beauty and the Beast' Remake Teaser and More

28 May 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Important News Bond Bonanza: Tom Hiddleston is reportedly in talks to play James Bond. Jamie Bell was rumored for the role. Gillian Anderson was imagined in the role. Marvel Madness: Mark Ruffalo said the Hulk will be Hulk-ier in Thor: Ragnarok. Franchise Fever: Lionsgate is planning up to seven Power Rangers movies. Sequelitis: Mike Myers said he may do another Austin Powers movie. Alien Covenant released a first look at Katherine Waterston. Remake Report: John Carpenter will produce the next Halloween movie. Dwayne Johnson is still remaking Big Trouble in Little China. Disney will probably do a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Manga Movie Mania: Rila Fukushima joined...

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The Wolverine star Rila Fukushima joins Ghost in the Shell

26 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

DreamWorks’ Ghost in the Shell movie has added Japanese actress Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine, Arrow) to its cast, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

The film, which is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), has come in for criticism for “whitewashing”, having cast Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) and other white actors as characters originally depicted as Japanese in the original source material.

See Also: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ming-Na Wen is very unhappy with “whitewashing” Ghost in the Shell casting

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Adds ‘Wolverine’ Star Rila Fukushima

26 May 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

DreamWorks adaptation of the anime Ghost in the Shell has come under fire for whitewashing by casting Scarlett Johansson in the lead role as Kusanagi, a cyborg that is a part of an elite cybercrime-fighting task force known as Section 9. However, there will be some Asian talent on board the project in key roles […]

The post ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Adds ‘Wolverine’ Star Rila Fukushima appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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