Exclusive look at the making of Ghost in the Shell: Unveiling the magic behind the scenes

As the release date of Ghost in the Shell draws near, the latest and final trailer has been released. The trailer showcases scenes from the live-action version of the classic anime, accompanied by a behind-the-scenes clip and featurettes that showcase the intricate details of the set and props.

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The movie, helmed by Rupert Sanders, was shot in various locations including New Zealand and Hong Kong. The video, which spans for 11 minutes, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of some of its most notable scenes. One part spotlights the robot geishas attacking a roomful of people, while another captures Major, the human cyborg portrayed by Scarlet Johansson, engaging in a fast-paced fight sequence as the director and crew strategize the shots. The clip also features the creation of Major who, as a child, was reconstructed into a human cyborg hybrid due to an accident. Additionally, there are snippets of Johansson and Pilou Asbæk, who plays her trusted aide Batou, sharing some light-hearted moments during breaks. Michael Pitt, who portrays the film’s antagonist, also makes an appearance.

How the Dystopian World of 'Ghost in the Shell' Came to Life

Earlier this month, Weta Workshop in New Zealand released a featurette showcasing the animatronics and props they created for the film, including the eerie robot geishas. In their latest visual, the fabricators detail how they made the silicone ‘thermoptic’ suit worn by Scarlett Johansson’s character. Another video takes viewers on a tour of Major’s apartment, showcasing where she keeps her weapons and synthetic prostheses, as well as her relaxation cocoon. With the release of the first five minutes of the film online, the newest footage hints at potential conspiracies surrounding Major’s past and identity, raising questions about whether the government saved or stole her life. The highly anticipated film is set to be released on March 31.

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