Puppet Without Strings

Scarlett Johanssen is the Major, a cyborg counter-terrorist commander in this adaptation of the ground-breaking anime that adds new twists while remaining faithful to the aesthetics.

Article Published on 27.03.2017

In the future, unaltered humans are a rarity. Upgraded with computerised limbs and neural enhancers, humanity is changing.

The Major (Scarlett Johannsen) is a one-of-a-kind cyborg leading specialised anti-terrorism unit Section 9 to the forefront of the battle for the future. Far superior in strength to any human, with soaring intelligence and active camouflage, the Major is a powerful weapon. But with so little of her organic body intact, she struggles with the question of identity, and connection to her past life.

Who was she before?

A new enemy arises, and even the Major may not be enough to stop him. Kuze is a hacker unlike anything seen before, intent upon destroying the world’s development of cyber technology - and he might have the answers to the Major’s former existence.

Hollywood has turned to animation in recent years, with hugely successful adaptations such as The Jungle Book, and freshly-released Beauty And The Beast.

With its picturesque dystopian skylines, balletic gunplay, and iconic characters brought to life, Ghost In The Shell looks set to convert a whole new generation to the joys of anime - via live action.

Anime Ahead

With Ghost In The Shell projected to earn upwards of $400 million, anime remakes are here to stay. We consider some other seminal movies crying out for big screen adaptation.

Akira (1988)
The seminal anime action movie. Set in a cyberpunk future with psychics and superpowers. A perfect movie to ride the wave of superhero cinema.

Princess Mononoke (1997)
Seeking a cure for his friend’s magical curse, Ashitaka becomes embroiled in a war between a mining colony and the forest gods. Giant wolves, mystic powers, and huge battles.

Spirited Away (2001)
A sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches and spirits, where humans are treated as beasts of burden. Evocative, beautiful, moving, this was the breakout movie that brought anime to the west.

Ghost In The Shell

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