Special Features Presents: First trailer for Live Action Ghost in the Shell Movie

Well, this is not going to be a very long post, but I did want to share this one. Today saw the release of the first official trailer for the live action version of Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson. Obviously this movie has been pretty much under fire ever since people heard that Scarlett was going to play the role of the Major, and not a Japanese actress. I myself am a very big fan of the original movie, and still think besides Akira that it is one of the best Anime movies ever made. The tv series Stand Alone Complex was also very, very good. As such the pressure on a movie such as this is enormous, and however it is going to turn out, it will probably never live up to the expectations people might have of it.

That being said having just watched the first real trailer for it, I honestly have to admit it looks very cool. The style does bring back memories of the original movie, and Scarlett looks pretty much exactly like the Major we have all come to love and care about. Still it does feel strange to hear American dialogue (I have only watched both the movie and the tv series in Japanese), but I guess that was pretty much a given. Still I am cautiously optimistic after having seen this trailer.

For your enjoyment I have included the trailer down here, and it includes an introduction by Scarlett herself. Let me know what you think of it in the comments section 😀


6 thoughts on “Special Features Presents: First trailer for Live Action Ghost in the Shell Movie”

    1. Yes, there does seem to be a track record of bad adapatations, but luckily there are exceptions. The Rurouni Kenshin trilogy for instance. I had my reservations for this movie too…but judging from this trailer, it might actually be good. Keeping my fingers crossed 😀

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  1. Ik heb goede hoop voor deze versie. De trailer ziet er in ieder geval goed uit. Ik vind Scarlett Johansson goed gecast voor de rol van Major Kusanagi. Weet niet of er verschillende talen gesproken gaan worden. Volgens mij heeft de film een internationale cast. Zag in ieder geval Takeshi Kitano voorbij komen. De eerste keer dat ik Ghost in the Shell zag was op een videopband met Engelse dub. Nog even wachten dus op deze live action.

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    1. Ik ben ook echt voorzichtig optimistisch. Ben heel benieuwd naar deze film. Zoals gezegd echt groot fan van deze geweldige Anime, en the Major is nog steeds mijn alltime favoriete Anime character. De trailer geeft in ieder geval wel echt aan dat ze respect hebben voor het oorspronkelijke materiaal, dus dat is een pluspunt 😀


  2. A lot of people were unwilling to give this movie a chance. It could have been better, but overall I thought it was alright. They hired a big name actress and put effort into the visual effects. That’s more than Dragon Ball’s American adaptation can say.

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    1. Honestly? I loved this movie, I gave it a 9/10 score. This film was doomed from the start because of the whole whitewashing controversy it caused, but I really enjoyed it. Sure it had it’s issues, but as a whole I thought it was a beautiful movie, with a seriously beautiful world and some high caliber performances, especially by Scarlett.
      Lol…yeah the Dragon Ball’s adaptation was seriously bad…ugggghhhhh 🙈🙈

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