Ghost In The Shell: new trailer

A brand new trailer has launched for the remake/reboot/retelling of Ghost In The Shell. And it looks like this…

As for the music to the new film? Fans of Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 anime classic Ghost In The Shell will recognise more than a few shots in the first trailer for director Rupert Sanders’ live-action take, due in cinemas next year. Scarlett Johansson stars as The Major, a human consciousness uploaded into an all-cybernetic body.

Exactly how much the plot will depart from the 1995 film, and how much it will take from the original source manga and the follow-up movie and TV series, Standalone Complex, is currently being held back, but you can get an idea of how it looks and sounds in the first trailer below.

We’ll be bringing you more on our thoughts of the trailer and what the cast and director have to say about the movie from its launch event in Tokyo shortly. Until then, we’ll leave you with the promo and a brief news snippet: during a round-table interview, Sanders revealed that Clint Mansell will be serving as composer on the movie. He wouldn’t be drawn on whether Kenji Kawaii’s extraordinary music from the 95 film will feature, but given that Kawaii performed part of the score live at the event, we’re guessing it’ll feature somewhere.

Ghost In The Shell is out in UK cinemas on the 31st March 2017.