A behind-the-scenes featurette has been revealed for the secretive live-action movie of anime GHOST IN THE SHELL with the anime’s director Mamoru Oshii visiting the set of the new movie.
Rupert Sanders (Snow White & The Huntsman) is directing Ghost in the Shell, which stars Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Michael Wincott and Juliette Binoche.
The film is scheduled for a 2017 release.
Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including “ghost hackers” who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers’ criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside down.