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"Ghost In The Shell"
OFFICIAL TRAILER WITH SCARLETT JOHANSSON ON CYBERPUNK MOVIE


"What exactly is the definition of 'human' in a society where a mind can be copied and the body replaced with a synthetic form?",  "Where is the boundary between human and machine when the differences between the two become more philosophical than physical?."

 

Ghost in the Shell is an upcoming American science fiction film, with post-cyberpunk spy thriller story directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. Ghost in the Shell takes place in a cyberpunk version of Earth in the near future, with  significant advances in technology.  Watch  the new movie trailer, starring Scarlett Johansson in this controversial manga adaptation. . .


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In this post-cyberpunk world, the Cyborg policewoman "The Major" (Scarlett Johansson), and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage Hanka Robotic's artificial intelligence technology. 



The world of Ghost in the Shell features significant advances in technology, the most significant of which is the cyberbrain, a mechanical casing for the human brain that allows mental interface with the Internet and other networks.


Watch Now  the new movie trailer for Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson in this controversial manga adaptation. . .







The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt.  It will be released on March 31, 2017...


The manga and anime series Ghost in the Shell takes place in a cyberpunk version of Earth in the near future. The series focuses on Japan, but several other nations figure prominently in some stories.


Primarily set in the mid-twenty-first century in the fictional Japanese city of Niihama, Niihama Prefecture , otherwise known as New Port City , the manga and the many anime adaptations follow the members of Public Security Section 9, a special-operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives. Political intrigue and counter-terrorism operations are standard fare for Section 9, but the various actions of corrupt officials, companies, and cyber-criminals in each scenario are unique and require the diverse skills of Section 9's staff to prevent a series of incidents from escalating.

In this post-cyberpunk iteration of a possible future, computer technology has advanced to the point that many members of the public possess cyberbrains, technology that allows them to interface their biological brain with various networks. The level of cyberization varies from simple minimal interfaces to almost complete replacement of the brain with cybernetic parts, in cases of severe trauma. This can also be combined with various levels of prostheses, with a fully prosthetic body enabling a person to become a cyborg. The main character of Ghost in the Shell, Major Motoko Kusanagi, is such a cyborg, having had a terrible accident befall her as a child that ultimately required her to use a full-body prosthesis to house her cyberbrain. This high level of cyberization, however, opens the brain up to attacks from highly skilled hackers, with the most dangerous being those who will hack a person to bend to their whims.






GHOST IN THE SHELL

Creator:        Masamune Shirow
Original work:
Kōkaku Kidōtai - The Ghost in the Shell



 Ghost in the Shell is a Japanese media franchise originally published as a seinen manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow. The manga, first serialized in 1989 under the subtitle of The Ghost in the Shell, and later published as its own tankōbon volumes by Kodansha, told the story of the fictional counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in the mid 21st century of Japan.



Animation studio Production I.G has produced several different anime adaptations of Ghost in the Shell, starting with the 1995 film of the same name, telling the story of Section 9's investigation of the Puppet Master. The television series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex followed in 2002, telling an alternate story from the manga and first film, featuring Section 9's investigations of government corruption in the Laughing Man and Individual Eleven incidents. The year 2013 saw the start of the Ghost in the Shell: Arise original video animation (OVA) series, consisting of four episodes through mid-2014. The series was recompiled in early 2015 as a television series titled Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture, airing with an additional two episodes. An animated feature film produced by most of the Arise staff, titled Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie was released on June 20, 2015. A live action film of the same name is scheduled for release on March 31, 2017.



Shirow has stated that he had always wanted the title of his manga to be "GHOST IN THE SHELL", even in Japan, but his original publishers preferred Kōkaku Kidōtai (攻殻機動隊?). He had chosen "Ghost in the Shell" in homage to Arthur Koestler's The Ghost in the Machine, from which he also drew inspiration.



  "Ghost In The Shell" Movie


Directed by        Rupert Sanders

Produced by   Avi Arad    Steven Paul  &  Ari Arad

Written by    Jonathan Herman &  Jamie Moss
Based on              Ghost in the Shell 
by Masamune Shirow

Starring    
Scarlett Johansson - Pilou Asbæk - Takeshi Kitano - Juliette Binoche - Michael Pitt

Distributed by     Paramount Pictures


Release dates   March 31, 2017 (United States)


Country     United States


Language     English




In Ghost in the Shell, the word "ghost" (ゴースト gōsuto?) is colloquial slang for an individual's consciousness. In the manga's futuristic society, science has redefined the ghost as the thing that differentiates a human being from a biological robot. Regardless of how much biological material is replaced with electronic or mechanical substitutes, as long as individuals retain their ghost, they retain their humanity and individuality




PHILOSOPHY OF GHOST IN THE SHELL


The Ghost in the Shell series of anime and manga titles is a Japanese post-cyberpunk spy thriller story that offers many observations on present day philosophy and speculations on future philosophy.



Ghost in the Shell takes place in the year 2029, when the world has become interconnected by a vast electronic network that permeates every aspect of life. People also tend to rely more and more on cybernetic implants, and the first strong AIs make their appearance. The main entity presented in the various media is the Public Security Section 9 police force, which is charged to investigate cases like the Puppet Master and the Laughing Man. However, as the criminals are revealed to have more depth than was at first apparent, the various protagonists are left with disturbing questions: 




"What exactly is the definition of 'human' in a society where a mind can be copied and the body replaced with a synthetic form?", "What exactly is the 'ghost' —the human soul— in the cybernetic body, or 'shell'?", and "Where is the boundary between human and machine when the differences between the two become more philosophical than physical?"


An important concept within Ghost in the Shell is that evolution is the process of merging two sets of data (DNA) in order to create a third set of data which contains the most vital elements of the original organisms along with some element of chance. The Puppet Master has evolved beyond DNA as a datum set and thus to procreate (his true desire and purpose for leaving the net in the first place) this new organism (a soul not born of DNA) a new paradigm of data merging needs to be contemplated for which he has sought Kusanagi out. This is a merger of two operating "souls" or "ghosts" into one mind, which is specifically different from birth while being simultaneously analogous to it.
 
 


CASTING CRITICISM


The casting of Johansson in the lead role caused accusations of whitewashing. As it is still unclear if Johansson's character will retain her Japanese name, fans have argued that changing both the Japanese setting and main character's name to make the film a complete cultural adaptation would be a wiser decision. It has been alleged that the filmmakers at one point commissioned the usage of CGI and other visual effects testing to alter Johansson's appearance in order to make her ethnicity appear Asian, spurring further backlash, including an ironic video response from popular YouTube filmmaker Freddie Wong. Paramount has stated the tests were short-lived and did not involve Johansson. Some fans as well as people working in the industry have claimed the controversy is a symptom of a bigger issue, and that modern Hollywood fears casting non-white actors would bring films less of a profit than white actors would bring. Marc Bernardin of Los Angeles Times commented that "the only race Hollywood cares about is the box office race."




In Japan, fans of the manga were surprised that the casting caused controversy with many already assuming that the Hollywood production would choose a white actress in the lead role, since they consider that not too much attention should be paid to the physical appearance of the main protagonist because the dominant themes in Ghost in the Shell are the nature of self-identity and how it becomes affected with the use of different cyborg bodies that host human cyber-brains. 









Sam Yoshiba, director of the international business division at Kodansha's Tokyo headquarters (the company which holds the rights to the series and its characters) said: 

"Looking at her career so far, I think Scarlett Johansson is well cast. She has the cyberpunk feel. And we never imagined it would be a Japanese actress in the first place... this is a chance for a Japanese property to be seen around the world."


Producer Steven Paul addressed the controversy, referring to the setting of the film as "an international world", stating "There [are] all sorts of people and nationalities in the world in Ghost in the Shell. We're utilizing people from all over the world. There's Japanese in it. There's Chinese in it. There's English in it. There's Americans in it."




During a launch event in Tokyo, Director Richard Saunders said of Johansson "There are very few actresses with 20 years' experience who have the cyberpunk ethic already baked in. I stand by my decision — she's the best actress of her generation". Paramount released a film of Mamoru Oshii visiting the studio, in which he says that Johansson exceeded his expectations for the role. Producer Steven Paul addressed the controversy, referring to the setting of the film as "an international world", stating "There [are] all sorts of people and nationalities in the world in Ghost in the Shell. We're utilizing people from all over the world. There's Japanese in it. There's Chinese in it. There's English in it. There's Americans in it."






 










GHOST IN THE SHELL
Creator     Masamune Shirow
Original work     Kōkaku Kidōtai: The Ghost in the Shell
Print publications
Books     


    The Ghost in the Shell
    Ghost in the Shell 2: Man-Machine Interface
    Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human-Error Processor


Films and television
Films     

    Ghost in the Shell
    Innocence
    Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society
    The New Movie
    Ghost in the Shell (2017 film)

Television series     

    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
    Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG
    Arise - Alternative Architecture


Games
Video games     

    Ghost in the Shell
    Stand Alone Complex (PS2)
    Domain of the Hunters
    First Assault


Miscellaneous
OVA    
    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man
    Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG – Individual Eleven
    Ghost in the Shell: Arise







 

SOURCE: GHOST IN THE SHELL OFFICIAL TRAILER BY PARAMOUNT PICTURES
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Directed by     Rupert Sanders

Produced by    
    Avi Arad
    Steven Paul
    Ari Arad

Written by    
    Jonathan Herman
    Jamie Moss

Based on     Ghost in the Shell


by Masamune Shirow


Starring    
    Scarlett Johansson
    Pilou Asbæk
    Takeshi Kitano
    Juliette Binoche
    Michael Pitt

Cinematography     Jess Hall


Edited by     Neil Smith


Production companies
   
    Paramount Pictures
    DreamWorks Pictures
    Reliance Entertainment
    Amblin Partners
    Arad Productions

Distributed by     Paramount Pictures


Release dates   March 31, 2017 (United States)


Country     United States


Language     English





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