Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
  • 2017
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rupert Sanders
  • Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche
  • UK release: 31 March 2017

Major (Johansson) is a human brain harvested from a body that cannot be saved, and placed in a cyborg shell to be an asset to elite crime busters Section 9. Barnstorming action, incredible production design, a nicely diverse cast with Johansson spectacularly measuring up to the role’s physical and emotional demands, and a killer geisha robot: what’s not to like?

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Scarlett Johansson and Michael Pitt slammed for Ghost in the Shell roles

1 Apr 2017

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Scarlett Johansson and Michael Pitt have been blasted by the Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA). The pair star in the live-action adaptation of the hugely popular Japanese anime series 'Ghost in the Shell' and have been slammed for…

Ghost in the Shell

29 Mar 20174 stars

Scarlett Johansson is spectacular in this fantastic live-action take on the classic anime

Cards on the table: any movie with killer geisha robots is fine by us. They are just one highlight among many eye-popping delights in a live-action film based on Masamune Shirow's long-running manga, which spawned various TV, video game and film…

Rupert Sanders heaps praise on Ghost in the Shell star Scarlett Johansson

24 Mar 2017

Film gossip

Rupert Sanders has praised Scarlett Johansson for doing an "incredible job" of portraying a human robot in 'Ghost in the Shell'. The 32-year-old actress takes on the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi in the live-action adaptation of the hugely popular…

Scarlett Johansson took on role after therapy

19 Mar 2017

Film gossip

Scarlett Johansson only agreed to star in 'The Ghost in the Shell' after consulting her therapist. The 32-year-old actress plays Major in the live-action remake of the Japanese manga tale and was initially reluctant to take on the role as it wasn't…

Scarlett Johansson punches hard

19 Mar 2017

Film gossip

Scarlett Johansson almost "knocked out" a stuntman during a fight scene in 'Ghost in the Shell'. The 32-year-old actress' powerful performance as The Major was quite "frightening" to the cast and crew on the film, and director Rupert Sanders was in…

Ghost in the Shell producer defends Scarlett Johansson casting

4 Jul 2016

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Scarlett Johansson's casting in 'Ghost in the Shell' has been defended by the movie's producer. After months of backlash following the decision to cast Scarlett instead of an Asian actress in the movie, set in a fictional 21st century Japanese city…

Scarlett Johansson to star in Ghost in the Shell

6 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Scarlett Johansson has been cast in 'Ghost in the Shell'. The 30-year-old actress is to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the hugely popular Japanese anime series. Variety reports the Hollywood superstar will feature in the…

Margot Robbie to star in Ghost In The Shell?

4 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Margot Robbie is in talks to star in 'Ghost In The Shell'. The 'Wolf of Wall Street' actress is in negotiations to take on a starring role in the upcoming film adaptation of the Japanese comic book of the same name, Deadline reports. The movie…

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