‘Ghost in the Shell’ Star Scarlett Johansson Is Your Charming Guide in This New Set Video
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.
That is, if you can get past the cringe-inducing intro from the two Entertainment Tonight hosts. They weirdly open the segment with a clip from Justin Timberlake’s music video for “What Goes Around… Comes Around,” which co-starred the actress better known since for roles in blockbuster films like Lucy and the Avengers franchise. The two ET bros go on to basically drool over the “sexy” Johansson, while the tension as they refrain from giving each other a high-five is palpable. At least the on-location interviewer avoids asking her any questions about her diet and exercise regimen.
ANYWAY. Once you make it through that painful opening segment, there’s a great, brief interview with Johansson, who’s charming as ever as she talks about her Ghost in the Shell makeover (yes, that’s her actual hair and not a terrible wig; lookin’ at you, MCU) and filming a big action sequence — the one featured above will take four days to shoot.
In about the same amount of time, we’ll get to see the first trailer for Ghost in the Shell, which Paramount is debuting at a special event in Tokyo on November 13 with Johansson, her co-star Takeshi Kitano, and director Rupert Sanders. That trailer will likely be released online shortly after.
Ghost in the Shell also stars Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Pilou Asbaek and Rila Fukushima, and hits theaters on March 31, 2017.