One of the most iconic anime franchises in existence is coming back to the big screen — and here’s our first look at the epic return.
Dubbed Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, the project marks the first Ghost in the Shell film in over a decade. It will also be getting a limited theatrical release in the U.S. on Nov. 10, 11 and 16 — so mark your calendars accordingly. The film aims to chronicle the effect of cyberbrains and prosthetics on the world at large, and it looks like a worthy followup to the cyberpunk masterpiece.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one system of minds and personalities known as ghosts, the biggest threat to civilization is the cyber terrorists capable of hijacking people’s bodies and memories.
When a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter begins spreading through the system resulting in the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives are called in to track down its source. As they delve deeper and deeper into their investigation, they uncover traces of government corruption and a shadowy broker that bears an all-too-familiar face.
Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think:
(Via Coming Soon)