(Yes, Major Motoko Kusanagi is still white.)
So… if you’re ready to get mad at Scarlett Johansson all over again, here’s a new crop of unofficial photos from the set of the live-action Ghost in the Shell remake, currently filming in Hong Kong.
You get a glimpse of Ms. Johansson in her Major Motoko haircut, as well as Pilou Asbæk as Batou, in what is presumably supposed to double as street-level dystopian Tokyo. The location shots, from HK01 and Apple Daily, feature a bunch of extras in various future garb and offer a general sense of the film’s visual vibe.
Check it out:
So do these photos increase or decrease your desire to see Ghost in the Shell? Yeah, me too.
Ghost in the Shell follows the Major, “a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.”
The film’s cast also includes Rila Fukushima, Takeshi Kitano as Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, Michel Pitte as Kuze, Pilou Asbæk as Batou, and Kaori Momoi. The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara and Tuwanda Manyimo.
Ghost in the Shell is set for release on March 31, 2017.