Paramount Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for the Scarlett Johansson-starrer Ghost in the Shell, based on the Japanese manga by Masamune Shirow.
The film, directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White And The Huntsman) and written by Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton) and Jamie Moss (Street Kings), has been in the works since Dreamworks acquired the live-action film rights in 2008. Paramount is the co-producer and co-financier.
A well established Japanese franchise of Ghost in the Shell films produced by Production I.G. already exists, along with television series versions and video games. The story revolves around a counter-cyberterrorist organization led by cyborg operative The Major.