He states that the adaptation is an opportunity for a Japanese property to be seen worldwide. Yoshiba recently returned from the film's New Zealand set and was impressed by the respect the production was showing for the source material.
The upcoming film follows the Major (played by Scarlet Johansson), a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite Section 9 task force. Her group's job is to stop the most dangerous criminals and extremists, and in the film, her team will face an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic's advancements in cyber technology.
The film will also star Pilou Asbæk (Lucy) as Batou, Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire) as the Laughing Man, and Beat Takeshi (Battle Royale) as Public Security Section 9 founder and chief Daisuke Aramaki.
The film is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) with Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton) reworked the earlier drafts of the script written by William Wheeler (Hoax, The Reluctant Fundamentalist) and Jamie Moss (Street Kings). Ghost in the Shell is planned for a March 31, 2017 release.
[Source: Anime News Network]