March Movie Madness will be coming to a close next Friday with Scarlett Johansson's Ghost in the Shell, and to whet our appetite for the live-action film based on Masamune Shirow’s hit manga series, Paramount Pictures has released 60 high-res images from the movie.
While some of the pics included in the mega-gallery have made the rounds in various forms, a lot of them are actually new, and you can get up close and personal with the movie's many characters.
The stills feature the Avengers and Captain America actress as Section 9 leader Major Motoko Kusanag (aka The Major); Pilou Asbæk as The Major's right-hand man Batou; Takeshi Kitano as Lt. Col. Daisuke Aramaki; Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet and Michael Pitt as the villainous Kuze. Also starring are Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara and Tuwanda Manyimo.
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, Ghost in the Shell follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic's advancements in cyber technology.
Ghost in the Shell is directed by Rubert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) and will open in theaters on March 31. Dive into the gallery below, and let us know if you guys plan on seeing ScarJo’s newest film.
(via Comic Book Movie)