Although the Ghost In The Shell trailer released yesterday (see here) suggests that the live action film is not a mere remake of the anime version (it looks as if it may draw on further elements from the original manga) it seems like the filmmakers are more than happy to pay homage to the earlier film, as the opening sequence – screened at the Ghost In The Shell event in Tokyo (more on that here), and released online via IGN – proves. And it looks magnificent.
And here so that you can “compare and contrast” is the same sequence from the original anime:
Ghost In The Shell, based on the manga by Masamune Shirow, is being directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman) and stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Chin Han, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binochea and Lasarus Ratuere. It’s set for a UK release on 31 March 2017.