If you’ve been looking forward to the new live action Ghost In The Shell flick starring Scarlett Johansson but just couldn’t wait until the planned Super Bowl ad to indulge your futuristic dystopian desires, it seems the film’s producers share your impatience. Ahead of this weekend’s full-length trailer reveal, the official Ghost In The Shell Twitter account just dropped a pretty lengthy teaser on the social network, and it’s undeniably awesome.
Everything they told her was a lie.
— Ghost In The Shell (@GhostInShell) February 2, 2017
At about 30 seconds in length, the teaser is pretty substantial, and shows off a whole lot of action from the cyberpunk flick, including ample amounts of star Scarlett Johansson in all her skin-color-suited glory. There’s also lots and lots of special effects, but when you’re trying to convert a property like Ghost In The Shell to a live action film, that’s to be expected.
But not everyone is excited for the new film, including many longtime fans of the Ghost In The Shell franchise who were miffed that Scarlett Johansson was cast in the leading role. Many have been extremely vocal about their feeling that an actress of Japanese descent should have been cast as the Major, and see Johansson winning the job as yet another example of Hollywood whitewashing.
Ghost In The Shell started as a Japanese comic in the late 1980s and eventually became a multimedia franchise that extended to both film and television, as well as video games. This new film will be the first attempt at converting the story to live action, so there’s a lot riding on the kind of reception the trailer receives when it debuts during the Super Bowl this Sunday.