Ghost in the Shell's 'motion posters' are gif-tastic


Very Blade Runner, I dig 'em

With just a few weeks to go until the Ghost in the Shell live-action film actually happens, I continue to find myself surprised it exists and even more surprised that it looks kind of rad. What we've seen so far isn't the same as the original manga or the anime adaptations, but it does feel like a different beast that's nonetheless aware of its source. 

Anyway, it's also got some cool "motion posters", which are basically just short videos laid out like a movie poster, rather than having moving characters like those magical Harry Potter photographs. That inherently disappointing reality doesn't prevent them from being pretty cool-looking, though. They look a lot like the kind of holographic ads you really would see in some cyberpunk future.

They're also a way to get a look at the principal cast, including Scarlett Johansson's Major (I still get weirded out that they seem to be treating "Major" as a proper name rather than her rank), as well as Pilou Ansbaek's Batou, Chin Han's Togusa, Yutaka Izumihara's Saito, Takeshi Kitano's Aramaki, Tawanda Manyimo's Borma, and an original character named Ladriya, played by Danusia Samal. Paz, the Yakuza-esque character that tends to be paired up with Borma, isn't in the lineup, but Paz may still make an appearance in the film, at least based on the Instagram feed of British musician Tricky.

Check out the motion posters below, as well as a clip of Tested's Adam Savage nerding out over some of the Robo-geisha props created for the film by famed effects studio Weta Workshop.

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