GHOST IN THE SHELL TRAILOR PART 2
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GHOST IN THE SHELL TRAILOR PART 2|Ghost in the Shell is a 2017 American science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jamie Moss, William Wheeler and Ehren Kruger, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han and Juliette Binoche. Set in the near future where the line between humans and robots is becoming blurred, the plot follows a woman who has her brain placed in a cyborg to become the perfect solider.
The film premiered in Shinjuku on March 16, 2017, and was released in the United States on March 31, 2017, in 2D, 3D and IMAX.
GHOST IN THE SHELL TRAILOR PART 2 BRIEF REVIEW
Directed by Rupert Sanders
Avi Arad,Ari Arad,Michael Costigan and Steven Paul
Jamie Moss,Ehren Kruger and William Wheeler
Scarlett Johansson,Michael Pitt,Pilou Asbæk,Chin Han,Juliette Binoche
Clint Mansell,Lorne Balfe
Cinematography Jess Hall
Billy Rich,Neil Smith
Paramount Pictures,DreamWorks Pictures,Reliance Entertainment,Amblin Partners and Arad Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
March 16, 2017 (Shinjuku)
March 31, 2017 (United States)
Budget $110 million
Box office $1.8 million
Country United States
GHOST IN THE SHELL TRAILOR PART 2 PLOT
In the near future, the vast majority of humans are augmented with cybernetics, enhancing various traits like vision, strength, and intelligence. Hanka Robotics, the world’s leading developer of augmentative technology, establishes a secret project to develop a mechanical body, or “shell”, that can integrate a human brain rather than an AI. A young woman named Mira Killian (Scarlett Johansson), the sole survivor of a cyberterrorist attack, is chosen as the test subject after her body is apparently destroyed beyond repair. Over the objections of her designer, Dr. Ouélet (Juliette Binoche), Hanka CEO Cutter (Peter Ferdinando) decides to train Killian as a counter-terrorism operative.
A year later, Killian has attained the rank of Major in the anti-terrorist bureau Section 9, working alongside operatives Batou (Pilou Asbæk) and Togusa (Chin Han) under Chief Daisuke Aramaki (Takeshi Kitano). The team successfully thwarts a terrorist attack on a Hanka business conference, and Killian destroys a rogue mechanical geisha (Rila Fukushima) after it murders a hostage. Killian, who has been experiencing hallucinations that Ouélet dismisses as glitches, becomes increasingly bothered by how little she remembers about her past. After learning that the geisha was hacked by an unknown entity, Killian breaks protocol and “dives” into its AI for answers. The entity attempts a counter-hack, and Batou is forced to disconnect her. Using the information she was able to gather, the two trace the hacker to a Yakuza nightclub, where they are lured into a trap. The resulting explosion destroys Batou’s eyes, and leaves Killian’s body severely damaged.
Cutter is enraged by Killian’s actions, and threatens to have Section 9 shut down unless Aramaki keeps her in line. In turn, Aramaki warns him to be careful who he threatens. The hacker tracks down Section 9’s Hanka consultant and kills her. The team links her murder to the deaths of other senior company researchers, and realize that they are being targeted. The hacker takes control of two sanitation workers and sends them to kill Ouélet. Batou kills one of them while Killian subdues the other. During interrogation, the hacker briefly speaks through the surviving worker before compelling him to commit suicide. Togusa traces the hack to a secret location, where the team discovers large numbers of humans being mentally linked together as a makeshift signal network. Killian is captured, and the hacker, calling himself Kuze (Michael Pitt), reveals that he is a failed Hanka test subject from the same project that created Killian. He urges her to question her own memories before freeing her and escaping.
Killian confronts Ouélet, who admits that Killian was, in fact, the 98th test subject, and the only one to survive the process. Cutter decides that Killian is too much of a liability, and orders Ouélet to euthanize her. Instead, Ouélet gives Killian an address to find and helps her escape. Cutter shoots her and informs Aramaki that Killian has gone rogue and will be terminated by any means necessary.
Killian follows the address to an apartment occupied by a widowed mother, who reveals that her daughter Motoko ran away from home a year ago and was arrested, before taking her own life while in custody. Unable to process her emotions, Killian leaves and contacts Aramaki, who intentionally allows Cutter to eavesdrop on their conversation. Batou, Togusa, and Aramaki each survive attempts on their lives by Cutter’s men, while Killian follows her memories to the hideaway where Motoko was last seen. There, she and Kuze meet, and recall their past lives as anti-augmentation radicals who were abducted by Hanka for use as test subjects.
Cutter deploys a “spider-tank” to kill them, and Kuze nearly dies before Killian is able to disable the tank, losing her left arm in the process. Mortally wounded, Kuze offers to merge his “ghost” with Killian’s before a Hanka sniper kills him. Batou and the team rescue Killian, while Aramaki executes Cutter with her permission.
The next day, Killian, now embracing her true identity as Motoko, reconnects with her mother before returning to work with Section 9.
GHOST IN THE SHELL TRAILOR PART 2 CAST
Scarlett Johansson as Major Mira Killian / Motoko Kusanagi
Takeshi Kitano as Chief Daisuke Aramaki
Michael Pitt as Hadley Cruz / Hideo Kuze
Pete Teo as Tony
Rila Fukushima as a geisha
Pilou Asek as Batou
Chin Han as Togusa
Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouélet
Lasarus Ratuere as Carlos Isaacson / Ishikawa
Danusia Samal as Ladriya
Yutaka Izumihara as Saito
Tawanda Manyimo as Borma
Peter Ferdinando as Cutter
Yuta Kazama as Data Host
Christopher Obi as Ambassador John Kipling
Kaori Momoi as Motoko’s mother
GHOST IN THE SHELL TRAILOR PART 2 PRODUCTION
In 2008, DreamWorks (who handled U.S. theatrical distributon of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence through its Go Fish Pictures banner) and Steven Spielberg acquired the rights to produce a live-action film adaptation of the original manga. Avi Arad and Steven Paul were later confirmed as producers, with Jamie Moss to write the screenplay. In October 2009, it was announced that Laeta Kalogridis had replaced Moss as writer. On January 24, 2014, it was reported that Rupert Sanders would direct the film, with a screenplay by William Wheeler. Wheeler worked on the script for approximately a year and a half, later saying, “It’s a vast enterprise. I think I was second or third in the mix, and I know there have been at least six or seven writers.” Jonathan Herman also worked on the screenplay. Ultimately, credit for the screenplay was given to Moss, William Wheeler and Ehren Kruger.
On September 3, 2014, Margot Robbie was in early talks for the lead role. On October 16, it was announced that DreamWorks had made a $10 million offer to Scarlett Johansson for the lead role after Robbie’s talks for the role fell apart when she was cast as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. In May 2015, Paramount Pictures agreed to co-produce and co-finance the film. On November 10, 2015, Pilou Asbæk was cast in the film for the role of Batou. According to TheWrap, Matthias Schoenaerts was circling the role of Batou that went to Asbæk.On November 19, 2015, it was reported that Sam Riley was in early talks to join the film for the villain role as Kuze, the leader of most dangerous criminals and extremists. But, on February 4, 2016, Variety reported that Michael Pitt was in talks for the role. On March 3, 2016, TheWrap reported that Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano had been cast as Daisuke Aramaki, the founder and leader of the elite unit Section 9 tasked with protecting the world from the most dangerous technological threats.
Principal photography on the film began on location in Wellington, New Zealand, on February 1, 2016. In April 2016, the full cast was announced, which included Juliette Binoche, Chin Han, Lasarus Ratuere and Kaori Momoi. In May 2016, Rila Fukushima was cast in a role.Filming wrapped up in New Zealand on June 3, 2016. Filming also took place in the Yau Ma Tei and Jordan areas of Hong Kong, around Pak Hoi Street and Woosung Street on June 7, 8 and 10 or 14–16.
GHOST IN THE SHELL TRAILOR PART 2 RELEASE
Ghost in the Shell was originally scheduled by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures for an April 14, 2017 release through their Touchstone Pictures banner. The film was part of DreamWorks’ distribution deal with Walt Disney Studios, which began in 2009.In April 2015, Disney moved the film’s release date in North America to March 31, 2017, with Paramount Pictures handling international distribution.However, it was reported in September 2015 that DreamWorks and Disney would not renew their distribution deal, which was set to expire in August 2016.In January 2016, Disney dropped the film from its release slate after DreamWorks’ distribution deal with Universal Pictures was finalized in December 2015. Disney’s distribution rights for the film were transferred completely to Paramount instead of Universal, with Paramount retaining Disney’s release date of March 31, 2017.
GHOST IN THE SHELL TRAILOR PART 2 BOX OFFICE
In the United States and Canada, Ghost in the Shell opened alongside The Boss Baby and is projected to gross around $25 million from 3,440 theaters in its opening weekend.It made $1.8 million from Thursday night previews.
GHOST IN THE SHELL TRAILOR PART 2 CRITICAL RESPONSE
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Ghost in the Shell has an approval rating of 41% based on 147 reviews, with an average rating of 5.5/10. The site’s consensus reads, “Ghost in the Shell boasts cool visuals and a compelling central performance from Scarlett Johansson, but the end result lacks the magic of the movie’s classic source material.” On Metacritic, the film has a score of 53 out of 100, based on 39 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B” on an A+ to F scale.
Justin Chang of Los Angeles Times praised the film’s visuals and production, saying: “Some of that ravishment arrives courtesy of the movie’s setting, a stunning pan-Asian metropolis that makes boldly inventive use of the Hong Kong skyline, its tightly stacked buildings tricked out with enormous holographic billboards. (The cinematography and production design, both staggering, are by Jess Hall and Jan Roelfs, respectively.)”Michael Phillips of Chicago Tribune gave the film 3/4 and said, “This isn’t jokey, quippy science fiction; true to the source material, it’s fairly grave about the implications of an android-dominated culture, though of course Ghost in the Shell is also about giant mecha spiders equipped with machine guns.”
Richard Roeper of Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 2.5 out of 4 stars, saying: “Just about every scene in Ghost in the Shell is a visual wonder to behold — and you’ll have ample to time to soak in all that background eye candy, because the plot machinations and the action in the foreground are largely of the ho-hum retread variety.” Evan Narcisse of io9 commented that the film failed to capture the feel of the original source material, with the biggest problem being the Major asking the wrong sort of existential questions about herself.
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