Paramount released a tiny sneak peek at new footage from the highly-anticipated Ghost in the Shell, which revealed that the full trailer will debut Sunday, November 13. Today we have a behind-the-scenes video which offers a glimpse at star Scarlett Johansson on the set. The actress is seen filming a gunfight scene that will take a whopping four days to shoot.
Entertainment Tonight has this behind-the-scenes videos, where Scarlett Johansson is seen both firing at unseen enemies, and discussing how taking on action-packed roles like this is important to her. The actress also joked how her young daughter Rose doesn't like her new look to play Major, although she does think this role is important for her daughter. Here's what the actress had to say, when asked about taking on these big action roles.
"I think more than anything, I want my daughter to feel comfortable taking risks. Sometimes you fail, but when you win, it's awesome."
Back in September, Paramount released a number of cryptic teasers for Ghost in the Shell, which aired during USA Network's hacker drama Mr. Robot and featured a new look at Scarlett Johansson as Major. The hacker connection is no accident, since Ghost in the Shell follows the Major (Scarlett Johansson), 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.
Scarlett Johansson is joined by an ensemble cast that also includes Beat Takeshi Kitano as Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, Michael Pitt as Kuze, Pilou Asbaek as Batou, Michael Wincott and Kaori Momoi. The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara and Tuwanda Manyimo. Paramount has set a March 31, 2017 release date for Ghost in the Shell, putting it up against Focus Features' The Zookeeper's Wife and 20th Century Fox's The Boss Baby.
This adaptation of the Japanese manga created by Masamune Shirrow has also come under fire as the latest example of Hollywood whitewashing, with Scarlett Johansson playing a character that is an Asian female in the source material. Producer Steven Paul revealed in July that he thinks fans will be pleased with Scarlett Johansson's performance in Ghost in the Shell, and that her character is not Major Kusangi from the manga, but a character simply known as The Major. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes glimpse at Ghost in the Shell before the first trailer arrives November 13.