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Here’s How the ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Movie Trailer Looks Recut With Footage From the Original Anime

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After 25 years as an influential force in popular culture, the Japanese manga and anime Ghost in the Shell is headed to American theaters in the spring of 2017. Scarlett Johansson stars in the film and, if its first trailer is any indication, the movie is not shying away from its source material’s wild, imaginative visuals. But how does the Ghost in the Shell live-action film, directed by Snow White and the Huntsman’s Rupert Sanders, compare with the classic anime version, directed by Mamoru Oshii? To find out, check out the trailer above, which takes the audio from the new Ghost in the Shell trailer and pairs it with visuals from the old cartoon. In our opinion, it’s an impressive match. It’s no easy feat to translate wild animated imagery into live-action, but, at least so far, Ghost in the Shell seems to have done it.

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The First ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Trailer Is a Lurid Dystopian Dream

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This past weekend, Paramount Pictures kicked off the publicity tour for its upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation with a global launch party in Tokyo. Cast and crew were on hand to talk about the film; exhibitions of the film’s art and costume designs were on display for those in attendance. For the rest of us, something even better was announce: the first theatrical trailer for Ghost in the Shell is here, and it is not exactly short on style.

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Original ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Director Really Digs Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko

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Paramount Pictures

Back when the Ghost in the Shell casting news was announced, people were understandably confused that Scarlett Johansson would be playing a character whose origins and race, as far as we all knew, were Japanese. Despite protests, production on the movie ensued, and we got our first look at the anime adaptation in a few short teasers a few weeks ago. Now, the director of the original animated Ghost in the Shell films, Mamoru Oshii, has visited the set and seen everything for himself, and it sounds like he’s not upset at all about Johansson’s casting.

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Star Scarlett Johansson Is Your Charming Guide in This New Set Video

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Following yesterday’s premiere of the intriguing teaser for the full Ghost in the Shell trailer (debuting on November 13), a new video from the set of the live-action adaptation has arrived online. It doesn’t reveal much in the way of new footage, but it does feature a quick, charming interview with Scarlett Johansson, who offers a sneak peek at one of the film’s many action sequences.

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Scarlett Johansson Exits the Matrix in New ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Trailer Sneak Peek

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Paramount Pictures

I don’t know exactly what is happening in this teaser for the new Ghost in the Shell trailer, but it’s really, really, really rad. It looks like Scarlett Johansson is a Terminator exiting the Matrix — now there’s a movie idea we can all get behind. My weird film fantasies aside, this short sneak peek at the live-action Ghost in the Shell adaptation definitely accomplishes its mission: We can’t wait to see the full trailer.

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The First Footage of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Is Here in Five New Ominous Teasers

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Remember the good old days of the movie trailer? How about the movie teasers? Remember just a handful of months ago when movie trailers got their own pre-trailers? Psh who needs any of that when you can release five mini teasers and slap ‘em all together to make one giant teaser?!

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Black Panther, Rose of Versailles, Harley Quinn, Anastasia And More

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In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Motoko Kusanagi, RiRi Williams, Arnim Zola, Zootopia And More

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In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Producer Defends His Casting

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Paramount Pictures

If you’ll remember, a few months ago we broke the news that Ghost in the Shell producers had tested visual effects that would make the Caucasian members of their upcoming film adaptation appear Asian. Multiple independent sources confirmed that this was part of an attempt to “shift the ethnicity” of lead actress Scarlett Johansson in post-production. The news went over about as well as you would expect.

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Adds ‘The Wolverine’ Star Rila Fukushima

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The CW

That long-developing live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell has drawn plenty of ire for its primarily white cast, and reports that Paramount commissioned VFX tests to make Scarlett Johansson appear asian only made things worse. Sure, the film does have some asian cast members, but they’ve been largely relegated to supporting roles so far. Perhaps that will change with the addition of The Wolverine star Rila Fukushima — though it would be far more interesting if she were cast in the lead.

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