Move Over DreamWorks, Ghost in the Shell Animated Film On the Way

| 9 Jan 2015 11:50

Another animated adaptation of Ghost in the Shell will premiere in Japan this summer.

The website for the latest animated Ghost in the Shell film (not the live-action film) revealed a trailer yesterday for the upcoming film, expected to premiere in Japan this summer.

Much of the staff from Ghost in the Shell Arise, a four-episode series adapting Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga, is working on the 2015 film from the cast to chief director.

Anime News Network translates the text as follows:

The legendary science-fiction work that caused a revolution around the world.
Original Work - Masamune Shirow
A work in celebration of 25 years
The awakened ghost whispers...
Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie
Opens in early summer 2015

Ghost in the Shell was originally a manga published in 1989 and later adapted into an animated film in 1995. The cyberpunk series follows protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, who leads an organization dedicated to stopping cyberterrorism. DreamWorks is working on a live-action adaptation of the movie; Scarlett Johansson will be starring in the film.

There is no word on an American release.

Source: YouTube via Anime News Network

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