Ghost in the Shell Movie

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Who's Involved:

Rupert Sanders, Scarlett Johansson, Ari Arad, Juliette Binoche, Laeta Kalogridis, Steven Paul, Takeshi Kitano, Pilou Asbæk, Jonathan Herman, Kaori Momoi, Danusia Samal, Michael Pitt, Bill Wheeler, Chin Han, Lasarus Ratuere, Tuwanda Manyimo, Yutaka Izumihara

Release Date:

Friday, March 31 , 2017

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 46 m

A cyborg policewoman attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker.

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Ghost in the Shell Plot: What's the story?

Follows Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Ghost in the Shell?

  1. The film’s crew includes Cinematographer Jess Hall (THE SPECTACULAR NOW), Editor Neil Smith (SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN), Production Designer Jan Roelfs (FAST & FURIOUS 6), and Costume Designers Kurt Swanson and Bart Mueller (THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY
  2. Paramount on board to distribute and co-finance the film.
  3. Created by Masamune Shirow, "Ghost in the Shell" was first published in 1989. The Japanese comic book went on to generate two additional manga editions, three anime film adaptations, an anime TV series and three video games. The second anime film, "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence", was released in the United States by DreamWorks' Go Fish Pictures in 2004.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Ghost in the Shell?

A look at the Ghost in the Shell behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Rupert Sanders last directed Snow White and the Huntsman and 90 Church. The film's writer Laeta Kalogridis last wrote Terminator: Genisys and Shutter Island.


Ari Arad
Steven Paul

Production Timeline: When did the Ghost in the Shell come together?

On or about March 23, 2017 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about July 2, 2016 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about April 15, 2016 • The film was in Production status.

Principal photography on the film began on location in Wellington, New Zealand, on February 1, 2016.

On or about October 31, 2015 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Film is scheduled to go into production in New Zealand in the first part of 2016. Jonathan Herman has been brought in to do an overhaul of the script.

On or about May 5, 2015 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about October 23, 2009 • The film was in Development status.

Ghost in the Shell Release Date: When was it released?

Ghost in the Shell was released in 2017 on Friday, March 31, 2017 in nationwide movie theaters. There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Boss Baby, The Zookeeper's Wife and The Discovery. 2D/3D, IMAX
United States
United States
March 31, 2017 Nationwide 2D/3D, IMAX
March 31, 2017

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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