The original Ghost in the shell (Kōkaku Kidōtai) manga ran in Japan in 1989, and is one of few anime classics that was willing to choose military as storytelling background, and focus on political intrigue and counter-terrorism. It takes place in a futuristic cyberpunk future, with computer technology advanced so that cyberbrains can be adapted, allowing for the possibility of cyborgs. It's no surprise that the inventive world and story has been eyed for a while by Hollywood for a possible adaptation.

During the movie promotion, the film has been the subject of much controversy, particularly regarding the casting of Scarlett Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi, as well as leaked casting photos. The filmmakers have defended their casting as part of a story that isn't strictly Japanese.

The live adaptation of the famous manga and anime franchise Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow will be directed by Rupert Sanders and Neil Smith with a cast including Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano and Juliette Binoche scheduled to be released on March 31st of 2017.

Here are the first glimpse of the four 10 second trailers.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.