in the Shell"
Ghost in the Shell is based on a popular Japanese manga series,
which was already adapted into an iconic anime film of the
same name in which a cyborg policewoman attempts to bring
down a nefarious computer hacker. "Ghost inthe Shell"
a Japanese media franchise originally published as a seinen
manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune
Shirow. The manga, first serialized in 1989 under the subtitle
of The Ghost in the Shell, and later published as its own
tankobon volumes by Kodansha, told the story of the fictional
counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section
9, led by protagonist Major Motoko Kusanagi, in the mid-21st
century of Japan.
In a future in which humanity and technology have begun to
merge. Major (ScarlettJohannson) is the first of her kind:
A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced
to be a perfect soldierwho hunts a mysterious terrorist who
can hack into his victims' minds and control their thoughts
and memories. Her pursuit eventually leads her to discover
the full truth about her traumatic past Eventually she develops
independence from her 'controllers' and this is a probelm.
NOTE: Pay attention to the similarities between this and
The Players: Scarlett Johannson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano,
Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt
Directed by Rupert Sanders
Screenplay by Masamune Shirow based on hiscomic 'The Ghost
in the Shell' and, Jamie Moss
Released by Paramount Pictures