The live-action trailer gets imagery from the animated classic.
For anyone still bothered by the casting of Scarlett Johansson as Major in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Mamoru Oshii’s anime classic Ghost in the Shell, or for that matter anyone still bothered by the fact that there’s going to be a live-action adaptation at all, perhaps this remixed trailer will make you feel better.
It comes from Screen Crush and takes its visuals from the 1995 animated version of the film and applies them to the dialogue from the recently released ScarJo trailer for Rupert Sanders’ 2017 version. And the folks described above aren’t the only ones who will enjoy this: anyone who appreciates a remake or reboot that remains faithful to its source material will find a lot to love in this video, as it perfectly represents – perhaps even more so than shot comparisons – how in sync these two films are (yes, I realize there should be a giant asterisk here). The animated clips fit seamlessly with the soundtrack, proving that however much has changed between the two versions, there’s still very much that has remained the same. Included is the first full-length trailer to the live-action film below the Screen Crush video for comparison’s sake. The new Ghost in the Shell will be released in the U.S. on March 31st of next year.