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And now, the first trailers for live-action Ghost in the Shell

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It looks alright in ten-second chunks

The live-action Hollywood adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is officially more real than it ever has been, now that teaser clips showing off roughly a minute's worth of footage have been released. In several snippets of about ten seconds each, the film shows off a number of Ghost in the Shell-isms, including Scarlett Johanssen as The Major waking up in front of a window, a geisha-bot, a slow camera, and people plugged in, all cyber-like.

There are also a few less familiar scenes, like what could be a new character asking The Major "What are you?", and Beat Takeshi as Daisuke Aramaki shooting off a gun. 

I'm all for more concrete looks at the movie itself, as at this point much of the discussion about Ghost in the Shell seems to be of its role as the poster child for the very real problem of Hollywood whitewashing. There's some irony in that, considering that Ghost in the Shell's canonical setting is one where the role of ethnicity in society has been largely obviated by cyberization, where the Japanese female lead Motoko Kusanagi regularly swaps her cyborg body for others that look younger, older, and of different ethnicities and even genders. I guess we'll see more when the movie hits sometime next year.

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