First Pic of Scarlett As The Major First Pic of Scarlett As The Major
Well the first pic of Scarlett Johansson as Major (?) from Ghost In The Shell has appeared online. Not in battlegear, but her hair... First Pic of Scarlett As The Major

Well the first pic of Scarlett Johansson as Major (?) from Ghost In The Shell has appeared online. Not in battlegear, but her hair is waterfallish. Yeah that’s my word for swept downward. No she will not be going by Major Kusanagi, probably anyway. Nor does the film concern The Puppeteer, but rather The Laughing Man from the animated series. The film is set for a March 31st, 2017 release.

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Synopsis:

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, 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.

Source: Collider

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  • I_am_better

    Oh. “Major”. I totally expected them to just call her “Major Kusanagi” and not explain that in any way.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Can’t believe this already started filming. It’s sure to be trainwreck but, if it does well at the box office, will surely pave the way for more Anime adaptations such as Akira. That’s not a good thing.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Perhaps she was adopted by Japanese parents?

    Yeah…I got nothing else.

  • KilliK

    Jesus….wept…

  • KilliK

    actually, that’s a bad thing if they are determined to mishandle the japanese properties like this. it’s better to leave them alone.

  • KilliK

    yeah, like Netflix’s Elektra. fuck that shit.

  • I_am_better

    Reminds me of all those times they tried to explain Van Dammes accent in those 90’s movies. “You were living in Europe with mom” – “he was raised in the bayou by his uncle” etc…

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    “actually, that’s a bad thing”

    Agreed, mate, but that’s what I just said.

  • KilliK

    sorry, I missed the “not”.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Schwarzenegger, too. When Arnold was going to play Sgt. Rock in the late eighties, they had to come up with a convoluted backstory about Rock being an Austrian/ German defector who emigrated to the US and enlisted there.

  • I_am_better

    Yes. Like this line from Commando: “You know when I was a boy and rock’n’roll came to East Germany, the communists said it was subversive. Maybe they were right…”

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    BTW, I would’ve qualified Battle Angel Alita as the one exception to that but, since Robert Rodriguez is now handling it, fuck that shit.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    “Why don’t they call him Girl George?”

  • KilliK

    sigh, dont remind me. the only hope that adaptation has, is if Jim ghost-directs it..

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I hope he comes to his senses and takes it back before it’s too late.

  • I_am_better

    Jim just announced that there will be FOUR Avatar sequels. Way up until 2023

  • KilliK
  • Toruk_Makto

    Alright!

    Now let’s get that Ninja Scroll adaptation crackin:

    Kellan Lutz as Jubei, Rebel Wilson as Kagero, and, of course, Gilbert Gottfried as the devious Dakuan.

  • Toruk_Makto

    I have to wonder who they are targeting when they do stuff like this.
    They can’t possibly think the die-hard anime fans are gonna fall in line…those fuckers are rabid on a whole other level.

  • Dee-abolik

    Anime adaptation will be the new videogame adaptation: barely any of them will be successful, but Hollywood will be churning them out nonetheless.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    FUCK YES!! YES YES YES!!

    MY BODY IS READY, MY IRON KING!!

  • Stalks

    *Cough*Whitewash*Cough*
    WTF HW inst confident to have an Asian Actress for the protagonist role in order to make the film bankable? Even the upcoming Akira film won’t cast Asians.
    So much for diversity.

  • Stalks

    Dont get me started on why I was so pissed off at Cameron for neglecting the project. Oh, I already expressed my opinions way back at AICN as you may be well aware of. X)

  • Indrid Cold

    I’m now fairly confident that by the end of 2016 that there will be no fewer than 14 Avatar films planned through 2031, with plans to lay groundwork for an Avatar theme park in Orlando by 2026. All of this will no doubt be planned by the end of the year, without a single frame of footage having been shot for just the next sequel.

  • Stalks

    LMAO I thought I was the only one who remembered that.

  • Stalks

    Well, she was more convincing than Garner and I was perplexed when they had her cast as GI Joe’s Jinx who was supposed to be Japanese.

  • Stalks

    Well, if HW can pop out a decent Gatchaman film, all is forgiven. The Japanese live action version sucked Donkey Dick!

  • Zed

    ..

  • Stalks

    The comments elsewhere are already coming in:

    “Under the Caucasian Skin”

    Ghost World in the Shell

    Ghost in the Chef

    The Other Kusanagi Girl

    Vicky Ghostina BarShellona

  • Tarmac492.1

    didnt love the first one, but cant wait for the next one.

  • Stalks

    “I had a good title for this but it got lost in translation.”
    *Rimshot*

  • Stalks

    Has anyone seen “Lucy” and if so, is it any good?

  • I_am_better

    It had a good idea, but it turns into WTF pretty quickly

  • Tarmac492.1

    saw 4 minutes of it on Sunday. Nothing great.

  • KilliK

    Christmas 2018 will be a bloodbath. I am already feeling sorry for SW9.

  • Zed

    Cocaine should have had a co-writing credit.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Lost in Translation was Lost in Translation for me.

  • Stalks

    Thanks for the warning Kim. I’ll avoid this like going for a stroll in Newark, NJ at night. Hyuk,hyuk,hyuk.

  • I_am_better

    And it also feels like watching Discovery Channel, as Morgan Freeman narrates almost 80% of the movie

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    One man can’t do it all, and the Avatar sequels are of course more meaningful to him on a personal level.

    I, too, wish he were still directing BA and would happily wait until 2026 to see it, but I can understand why he entrusted it to another. I just wish that other was a quality director like Ang Lee, George Miller or David Fincher.

  • Zed

    It’s pretty to look at and the ending is ballsy, but yeah, mostly a waste of a good premise.

  • KilliK

    Jubei, what a badass MF. I am sure they ll cast some WASP twink to play him in the inevitable american adaptation.

    Speaking of Ninja Scroll, when I was watching the movie for the first time, I had the tv very loud and then comes the sex scene with the orgasmic geisha. The whole block must have thought I was watching porno before I muted the damn thing..

  • Stalks

    It’s on Starz, right?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I thought the first Avatar sequel was coming in Christmas 2018? If so, none of the films will be competing with the new Star Wars trilogy directly. SW9 will be released on Christmas 2019, and Avatar 3 on Christmas 2020. Maybe the last one will compete with Episode XI, lol.

  • Stalks

    Good ol Morgan Freeman. /:

  • Stalks

    Cool, I’ll skip all the way to the end!
    Yay!!!

  • KilliK

    I meant 2018, I corrected it.

    Isnt Disney’s plan to release a new SW every christmas? this christmas is R1, next christmas is SW7, so in christmas 2018 it will be some other SW movie, maybe that Han Solo prequel. Avatar 2 will have a SW movie to face, I am sure of it.

  • Stalks

    I’d like to be “Lost” in Scarjo.
    She’s so hawt, she could easily convert a nugga into Judaism!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    The Han Solo movie is still being released in May, 2018. A while ago, one of the Disney execs confirmed that they had no plans to move it as yet (like they did with Ep. 8). I guess this was why.

  • Stalks

    All three Directors are great choices!!

  • KilliK

    those mexican hookers whom RR provides Jim with, during his lonely after midnight hours he spends in his office while designing the new Avatar creatures, must be of very high quality and very difficult to find. Otherwise I cant even fathom how Jim gave one of his babies to that mexican washed up hack.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    LOL

  • KilliK

    unless they get greedy and overestimate the strength of their franchise. I wont be surprised if they announce a SW movie for christmas 2018 at some point in the future. anyway, we ll see.

  • Stalks

    Self explanatory and that’s exactly how I feel after learning of this.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    And again operating on the pseudo-scientific premise that we only use 10% of our brains, like that equally ridiculous Bradley Cooper movie, Limitless.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Oh, I hope so, mate, I hope so…

    FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

  • KilliK

    it isnt even pseudo-science, it was a tagline in a newspaper ad or something like that. people are morons.

  • KilliK

    because asians dont whine about discrimination. yet.

  • Toruk_Makto

    Lucy is almost as bad as ultraviolet.

    I walked out on ultraviolet.

  • Toruk_Makto

    First time i saw it was in a room full of animators. Girls and boys.
    The instructor was drinking coffee during that sex scene…didn’t even blink.

    Animators rock.

  • Toruk_Makto

    Ps — my jaw, however never left the floor. I had to re-examine all the cartoons i had ever seen.

  • KilliK

    LOL!

  • CoolHandJuke

    the first pic makes a boob promise the second one doesn’t deliver…

  • Stalks

    Damn that’s practically saying avoid at ALL COSTS!!!!!!

  • Stalks
  • Tarmac492.1

    she needs to be inbreastigated

  • Tarmac492.1

    listening to fat boy slim from the end of Bully. still blows my mind. such an American nightmare

  • Tarmac492.1

    hbo.

  • Stalks

    OIC.

  • Stalks

    <—Wondering WTF was Ryan Reynolds thinking for trading her for Blake Lively???

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I dunno: I wouldn’t kick either out of bed. Seems like an even trade to me!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    From top to bottom!

  • Stalks

    Yeah but there’s something about Scarjo’s lips!!

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Mmmm…tell me about it. Wouldn’t mind seeing her and nineties era Angelina Jolie sucking on a lollipop together.

  • Toruk_Makto

    The movie needed to ask itself…your protagonist is practically god-like…why is this [enter various scenario] still happening?

  • Zed

    I kept wondering why Lucy didn’t kill the gangster boss. Was it because he was defenseless? She had no qualms about murdering the uncooperative but unarmed taxi driver. Also, why were the gangsters were still trying to kill her at the end? Wouldn’t they just cut their losses? For that matter, the kind of organized criminals that hold meetings in hotel penthouse suites don’t abduct random people to smuggle drugs. They use legitimate businesses as fronts and/or bribe public officials. The “10% of your brain” nonsense is just the tip of the iceberg for that movie.

  • Toruk_Makto

    bottom line: Her co-stars needed something to do.

  • gorgarwilleatyou1

    first time i saw it was the uk version which they cut ( the sex not the violence oddly )which i just realized when i got the us bluray,