Scarlett Johansson has proved time and time again that she can draw a crowd, which is exactly what Paramount is hoping for with Ghost in the Shell. Set to open in theaters next year and directed by Rupert Sanders, the live-action adaptation follows the story of the popular manga series. The marketing push for the film has not yet kicked into high gear, but that all changes this weekend for fans waiting for the full trailer following the five previous Ghost in the Shell teasers.
Paramount Pictures is hosting an exclusive trailer launch party this weekend in Tokyo, the home of Ghost in the Shell, and we’re heading there to watch alongside director Rupert Sanders and stars Scarlett Johansson and Takeshi Kitano.
To announce the trailer reveal, which occurs this weekend on Sunday, November 13th, Paramount shared a teaser with us this morning that showcases the stylized action sequences we can expect from Major Motoko Kusanagi (Johansson) which features only a brief glimpse at some of the abilities of the protagonist. As a cybernetic law enforcer, Major has super strength and cloaking abilities and you can expect to see much of that in the full trailer next week.
Ghost in the Shell will open in U.S. theaters on March 31, 2017.