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 Ratuere. Check 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.
Ghost in the Shell became a hit with the Western audience, a breakthrough animated film in the 1995. It is based on Masamune Shirow’s 1989 sci-fi manga series with the same title. The manga series became quite popular inspiring four anime movies and a series of video games.
Shot in New Zealand and Hong Kong, the film is now in post-production. Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing the movie and Rupert Sanders is the director.
Ghost in the Shell opens in theaters on March 31, 2017.