Ghost in the Shell first full trailer released. The two minutes clip brings some original scene to life and few alterations from its source material.
All anime fans rejoice as one of the popular Japanese manga, Ghost in the Shell is being adapted into Hollywood blockbuster starring Scarlett Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi, a highly intellectual cyborg agent who has a human mind but trapped in prosthetic body called “Shell”. She has her own special task force called Special 9, specializing in catching cyber criminals and hacker. But when she met a new enemy who pushes her to her limit, it finally makes her questioning her own identity.
While cover of Depeche Mode “Enjoy The Silence” perfectly played on the background, the trailer itself visualises lots of Japanese imagery which features animatronic Geisha to iconic Tokyo cityscape complete with neon lights and kanji signs around the futuristic ambience that clearly inspired by the original version which created by Mamoru Oshii, the director and writer of Ghost In The Shell anime in 1995.
Some of the fans have criticized the live action movie as the casting choice for the lead actors is not Japanese and reimagining for whitewashing a role that could have gone to Asian actor. In recent event, the Director Rupert Sanders finally spoke out on the controversy and said, “I think whenever you cast someone, someone’s going to be critical of it. To me I stand by my decision,” he told the audience,” She’s the best actress of her generation, and I was flattered and honored that she would be in this film.” (Text Saskia Chairunnisa)