Ghost in the Shell Movie

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

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, March 31, 2017 (Nationwide)

intense sequences of sci-fi violence, suggestive content and some disturbing images

Runtime: 1 hr, 46 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Who stars in Ghost in the Shell: Cast List

... Kusanagi

"Black Widow" , "Marriage Story"  

... Batou

"Outside the Wire" , "Ben Hur"  

... The Laughing Man

"The Sleeping Shepherd" , "Rob the Mob"  

... Daisuke Aramaki

"Outrage" , "The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi"  

... Dr. Ouelet

"The Truth" , "Godzilla"  


"Mortal Kombat" , "Skyscraper"  





Who's making Ghost in the Shell: Crew List

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: What we know about Ghost in the Shell?

Key Facts

  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.

Filming Timeline

  1. March 2017: The film was in Completed status.
  2. July 2016: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. April 2016: The film was in Production status.
  4. Principal photography on the film began on location in Wellington, New Zealand, on February 1, 2016.

  5. October 2015: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  6. 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.

  7. May 2015: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  8. October 2009: The film was in Development status.

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

Ghost in the Shell was released in 2017 on Friday, March 31, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Zookeeper's Wife, The Boss Baby and Here Alone. 2D/3D, IMAX

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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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