GHOST IN THE SHELL (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Scarlett Johansson (Lucy), Michael Pitt (Seven Psychopaths), Pilou Asbæk (Ben-Hur), Chin Han (The Dark Knight), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), Takeshi Kitano (Battle Royale), Lasarus Ratuere (The Mule), Yutaka Izumihara (Careless Love), Tawanda Manyimo (The Rover), Danusia Samal (Tyrant), Pete Teo (Papadom), Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine), Kaori Momoi (Memoirs of a Geisha), Michael Wincott (Gunshy)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), director; Jamie Moss (Street Kings), writer; Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Steven Paul (Ghost Rider), producers; Clint Mansell (Black Swan), composer; Jess Hall (Hot Fuzz), cinematographer; Billy Rich (Battleship) and Neil Smith (Faintheart), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In a futuristic Tokyo, a human-cyborg hybrid known as The Major (Johansson) leads a special task force designed to take down cyber-criminals and hackers. When a new enemy emerges that will stop at nothing to sabotage artificial intelligence technology, The Major must face her greatest – and most personal – challenge to date…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The classic Japanese manga and cult anime film is adapted into live-action Hollywood fare, and while some have been vocal about the decision to cast Scarlett Johansson in a role meant for a person of Asian origin, that shouldn’t deter from how much of a visual treat this adaptation seems to be.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017

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