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Ghost in the Shell

March 31

 

Rupert Sanders’ adaptation of the popular Masamune Shirow manga series of the same name has been riddled with controversy over its “whitewashed” casting of Scarlett Johansson as the main heroine, the Mayor. But Johansson’s box office track record is still nothing to discount, and Sanders and Johansson also received the in-person blessings  of Mamoru Oshii, Kenji Jamiyama, and Kenji Kawaii, who were each responsible for the original animated versions of the story.

 

Assuming audiences can look past the controversy surrounding the racial inconsistencies from page to screen, Ghost in the Shell is expected to be a visual spectacular that chronicles an epic chase between a cyborg policewoman and a dangerous hacker with the same kind of gnarly effects and existential futurism that captivated audiences in films like The Matrix, Johansson’s own turn in Lucy, and The Fifth Element.

 

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