Images show both Scarlett Johansson and Pilou Asbaek in costume during filming for 2017 adaptation of long-running manga and anime franchise.
Filming begins in New Zealand for 2017’s live-action Ghost in the Shell.
Asbæk will play Batou alongside Scarlett Johansson’s as yet unnamed lead; The Laughing Man named as film’s antagonist.
Scotland Loves Anime screenings to take place in Glasgow 5th-11th October, Ediburgh 12th-18th.
A promotional video has been published online, revisiting past Ghost in the Shell anime projects, as well as showing new footage from Production I.G.s upcoming anime film due for release in June.
Following on from the annoucement regarding the new forthcoming Ghost in the Shell anime film, it has also been announced that a full tv anime series following the Arise continuity will also be shown this year
Want more Ghost in the Shell, but don’t like Scarlett? You’re in luck.
According to Variety, Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has now signed on to play the lead role in DreamWorks’s upcoming live-action adaptation of classic manga and anime title Ghost in the Shell, ending months of speculation about her possible involvement.
A cold, challenging film of staggering beauty, Ghost in the Shell is still the purest, most influential example of the cyberpunk sci-fi so synonymous with the medium during the 1990s and perhaps the last gasp for anime’s original golden age.
Our report on the lineup for the 2014 Scotland Loves Anime film festival.