Tickets for Paramount’s anticipated sci-fi / action blockbuster Ghost in the Shell are officially on sale. And to celebrate, the studio has released an awesome new IMAX poster that features Scarlett Johansson on some kind of watery rooftop, with big, bold, neon-lit IMAX letters behind her. It’s got a real TRON: Legacy / The Dark Knight look to it that really works well.
Hollywood has been trying to get a Ghost in the Shell movie off the ground for years, and now it’s finally on the horizon. It hits cinemas in just a few short weeks at the end of the month. And with Johansson in front of the camera, and Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) behind it, I’m definitely optimistic on this one.
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.
Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Rila Fukushima, Michael Pitt, Chin Han, Lasarus Ratuere, Tuwanda Manyimo, and Yutaka Izumihara complete the leading cast.
Sanders directs from a script penned by Oscar nominee Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton) and Jamie Moss (Street Kings). Their script is of course based on the original manga by Masamune Shiro.
Ghost in the Shell will be released in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on March 31st in the US and UK. Tickets are on sale now.