Scarlett Johansson Premieres Mysterious, Sexy 'Ghost in the Shell' Trailer Live From Tokyo
By John Boone
Whether you love watching Scarlett Johansson kick ass as Black Widow or in films like Lucy or you prefer her weird side on display in Under the Skin, then, boy, do we have the movie for you.
The trailer for Ghost in the Shell is here and from the very first frame, it is like nothing you have seen before. The clip starts off with an attack from the scene-stealing geisha bots and quickly leads into a bit of action featuring Johansson's The Major, an android with a human brain living inside a machine body. And that's just the first 30 seconds -- there is still so, so much more to behold. Check it out.
The Ghost in the Shell trailer wasn't just uploaded online. ET was on hand as Johansson, co-star Takeshi Kitano, and director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) screened the teaser for the first time at a special event in Tokyo, Japan, where hundreds of fans of the Ghost in the Shell anime gathered to get a first look at the epic saga brought to life.
"I think it's always my hope when making a film that you connect with people in that dark theater and they're able to escape into some other world that we've created for them," Johansson told the crowd. "My hope for the fans is that they get taken on a ride that is not just explosive and exciting, but also allows them to be reflective and to be more curious about themselves from watching this film."
For those new to the franchise, here's the movie's official description:
"Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, 'Ghost in the Shell' follows the 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 Robotics advancements in cyber technology."
Ghost in the Shell hits theaters on March 31, 2017.