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 😀