The Live Action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Trailer is Totally a Thing

Look, we’ve been pretty clear throughout our coverage that we’re not all that excited about the Scarlett Johansson led, live action version of Ghost in the Shell that’s coming next year. It’s a distinctly Japanese property, and making the Major a white person is emblematic of a lot of the ridiculous racism inherent in Hollywood. But, as there is now a new trailer for the film, here I am writing about the damned thing again.

Visually the trailer mimics a lot of the shots from the 1995 animated film adaptation, but it’s clear that in many ways that’s not where the plot’s primary cues are coming from. If the lead wasn’t a white person, I’d probably get excited about it.

Ghost in the Shell is currently scheduled for a March 31, 2017 release.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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