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Issue: Autumn 2016

Ghost in the Shell (2017) movie review

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The film is based on the famous Kodansha Comics manga series of the same name, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, "GHOST IN THE SHELL" follows the Major, a special ops, cyborg (a human mind in an artifical body), 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.

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Scarlett Johansson plays the Major in Ghost in the Shell from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures in theaters March 31, 2017. Photo: Jasin Boland © MMXVI Paramount Pictures and Storyteller Distribution Co. All rights Reserved.

The cast of "GHOST IN THE SHELL" includes Beat Takeshi Kitano ("MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE," "BATTLE ROYALE" series) as Daisuke Aramaki, Juliette Binoche ("THE ENGLISH PATIENT," "CHOCOLAT") as Dr. Ouelet, Michael Pitt ("Hannibal," "Boardwalk Empire") as Kuze, Pilou Asbæk ("BEN-HUR," "LUCY") as Batou, and Kaori Momoi ("MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA," "HONG KONG CONFIDENTIAL"). The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han ("INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE"), Danusia Samal ("Tyrant"), Lasarus Ratuere ("Terra Nova"), Yutaka Izumihara ("UNBROKEN") and Tuwanda Manyimo ("THE ROVER").

The film's crew includes Cinematographer Jess Hall ("THE SPECTACULAR NOW"), Editor Neil Smith ("SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN"), Production Designer Jan Roelfs ("FAST & FURIOUS 6"), and Costume Designers Kurt Swanson and Bart Mueller ("THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PARTS 1& 2").

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Due for release March 30 2017 (Australia), March 1, 2017 (U.S.)

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Just the facts:

Title: Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Written by: Jonathan Herman, Jamie Moss (scr), Masamune Shirow(manga)(scr)
Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Running time: mins

The Players: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Michael Wincott, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano

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