Paramount Releases Ghost In The Shell Opening Scene

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It looks like Paramount really is pushing hard at its marketing campaign for Ghost in the Shell.

The studio's been releasing a lot of promotional videos for the contentious live-action film adaption the past few weeks and todayit's rolled out a clip featuring the opening scene of the movie. The video lasts for more than four minutes and gives fans a look at the espionage and hacking skills of Scarlett Johansson's Major. Check it out down below:

The video is somewhat reminiscent of the opening of the original 1995 Ghost in the Shell animated movie, however it has a lot of key differences as well. Aside from the aesthetics (the brightly colored background doesn't really match the run-down industrial feel of the original Ghost in the Shell series) the scene also features Geisha dolls as attackers and a different sort of person to protect. Nonetheless, the first five minutes of the film aren't too shabby.

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The clip also features an interesting bit of conversation which tries to justify the "whitewashing" controversy of the movie. In the video, one of the cyber-enhanced men in suits boasts that "I race-change, an enhancement, now there is nothing I can't do."

Let's see whether fans will finally let Johansson's "whitewashed" casting fly with this neat little trick.

Ghost in the Shell is slated for release on March 31, 2017.

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