Scarlett Johansson stars in first trailer, clip from live action Ghost in the Shell

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Nov 17, 2016, 9:52 AM EST (Updated)

It’s taken decades, but Ghost is the Shell is finally getting a live action adaptation — and the first trailer certainly looks worth the wait.

The first trailer gives us a look at Scarlett Johansson’s Major kicking a whole lot of butt, and director Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman) has created some positively stunning visuals. The film, adapted from the acclaimed anime, follows a human-cyborg hybrid who leads an else special forces task force called Section 9. Judging by the footage here, it seems Major will be taking on an enemy hell bent on wiping out Hanka Robotic’s cyber technology, while also digging into her own origins along the way.

Along with Johansson, the film also stars Juliette Binoche, Takeshi Kitano, and Pilou Asbaek. In addition to the first trailer, the studio has also dropped a clip from what seems to be the film’s opening scene. The clip is essentially a shot for shot recreation of the anime’s “shelling,” which should serve as a nice nod to fans worried the film might change too much from the story’s original version. 

Ghost In The Shell hits theaters on March 31, 2017.

Check out the trailer, clip and a featurette below and let us know what you think: