If you’re not convinced Hollywood’s live-action Ghost in the Shell will be any good, perhaps four and a half minutes of uninterrupted action will change your mind.
Paramount Pictures has unveiled a lengthy clip from the beginning of the movie, which shows Scarlett Johansson’s Major jump off a building and eliminating a group of assassin’s—including a creepy robot dressed as a geisha.
The clip is visually arresting, using a combination of special effects, slow motion, and choreographed action to evoke a specific mood. It also helps set up some of the movie’s plot, while introducing important characters.
Below is the movie’s synopsis:
Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field command The Major and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage Hanka Robotics’ artificial intelligence technology.
— Paramount Pictures (@ParamountUK) March 22, 2017
It hits theaters soon
There’s been plenty of controversy surrounding this remake, and it remains to be seen if that’ll have an impact on the movie’s box office performance. You’ll be able to catch Ghost in the Shell when it’s released on March 31.