Paramount has unleashed a four-minute scene from the opening of Scarlett Johansson’s new tentpole movie, Ghost in the Shell.
Directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) from a screenplay by Jamie Moss (Street Kings), the live-action film is based on Masamune Shirow’s 1989 manga series, as well as the glorious 1995 anime, and stars Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Michael Wincott (who is seen in the clip) and Beat Takeshi Kitano alongside the Avengers actress.
The scene shows The Major doing a bit of surveillance work on a meeting taking place in another building when things quickly go south thanks to those Robo Geishas and a group of armed cyborgs. It doesn’t take long for ScarJo’s Section 9 leader to go into full-action mode, crashing through that window in her Thermoptic Suit in a kickass action sequence. Also, those Robo Geishas are freakishly awesome.
So far, I’m loving the film's visuals, and everything is giving all the major Fifth Element feels. Here’s hoping Ghost in the Shell actually turns out to be a decent sci-fi movie. The movie opens on March 31.
(via Comic Book Movie)