Genres: Drama, Action, Science Fiction
Rating: Under 12 Not Recommended
|Running time:||1h 47min|
|Distributor:||ACME Film OÜ|
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”
Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, Lost in Translation) heads up an international cast that also features Pilou Asbæk (Ben-Hur, Lucy), “Beat” Takeshi Kitano (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Battle Royale series), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Chocolat), Michael Carmen Pitt (“Hannibal,” “Boardwalk Empire”), Chin Han (Independence Day: Resurgence), Danusia Samal (“Tyrant”), Lasarus Ratuere (“Terra Nova”), Yutaka Izumihara (Unbroken) and Tawanda Manyimo (The Rover), as well as Daniel Henshall (AMC’s series “TURN: Washington’s Spies”) and Kaori Momoi (Memoirs Of A Geisha).
Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment present Ghost in the Shell, based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series written and illustrated by Shirow Masamune. The film is produced by Avi Arad, p.g.a. (X-Men, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, Iron Man), Ari Arad, p.g.a. (Iron Man, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Steven Paul (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) and Michael Costigan (Prometheus). Jeffrey Silver (Edge of Tomorrow), Tetsu Fujimura (A.Li.Ce), Yoshinobu Noma and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, executive produce. Based on the comic THE GHOST IN THE SHELL by Shirow Masamune which is published in Japan by Kodansha Ltd.. Screenplay by Jamie Moss and William Wheeler and Ehren Kruger. Directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman).
Director of photography is Jess Hall, BSC (The Spectacular Now). Production designer is Jan Roelfs (Fast & Furious 6, Gattaca). Visual effects supervisors are Guillaume Rocheron (Life of Pi, Godzilla) and John Dykstra, ASC. Costume designers are Kurt and Bart (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1& 2, Dallas Buyer’s Club). Editors are Neil Smith and Billy Rich. Music is by Clint Mansell (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) and Lorna Balfe. Makeup and hair designer is Jane O’Kane (Pete’s Dragon, Guardians of the Galaxy); Special effects provided by five-time Academy Award®-winner Sir Richard Taylor and his team at WETA Workshop (The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit franchises).