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Last Night in NYC: Scarlett Johansson & The Cast & Crew of Ghost in the Shell Attend NYC Premiere!

Last night, at AMC Lincoln Square located in NYC, the cast and crew of the highly anticipated film Ghost in the Shell took over NYC for the film’s premiere.

The stars from the film Pilou Asbeck, Chin Han, Juliette Binoche, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Carmen Pitt and Adwoa Aboah and Lasarus Ratuere all looked absolutely fly as they graced the red carpet.

FLY girl Scarlett Johansson totally stole the show, she looked absolutely stunning in a Balmain SS1 RTW dress.Step into the dopeness:

Also on hand was the film’s director Rupert Sanders, producers Ari and Avi Arad, Misushisha Ishikawa and Tetsuya Fujimura.

Other notables in attendance were the iconic actor Tony Danza, actor Adrien Brody, Geoffrey Arend, actresses Alina Cho and Gina Gershon.

Johansson plays the role of The Major, a human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. The Rupert Sanders directed film is based off the famed anime of the same name created by Masamune Shirow.

Ghost in the Shell  arrives in theaters in regular, 3D and IMAX formats tomorrow. To see more photos from the night checkout the gallery below.

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Last Night in Tokyo: The Cast and Crew of ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Attend Premiere!

The scene was Tokyo, Japan, at Toho Cinemas Shinjuku as thousands of fans lined (some in costumes) up to see the cast and crew attend the world premiere of the highly anticipated film Ghost in the Shell.

Director Rupert Sanders brings the popular manga (comic) to life and it stars Scarlett Johansson as The Major, a human who survives a terrible crash and saved by cyber enhancements. The enhancements also come with the task of taking the down the world’s notorious criminals as she is now the perfect soldier thanks to her upgrades.

Johannsson looked absolutely stunning and shut down the red carpet in a stunning teal jumpsuit by Balmain. Also in attendance to greet excited fans were director Rupert Sanders,producers Avi and Ari Arad and Michael Costigan, the films cast, Juliette Binoche (Dr. Ouelet), Pilou Asbaek (Batou), Kaori Momoi,Takeshi Kitano and Rila Fukushima.

Fans were definitely excited to meet the cast and crew of the film as well! It was most certainly an awesome experience for fans!

Ghost in the Shell arrives in theaters nationwide March 31st!

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Watch Scarlett Johansson Take On The Role of “The Major” In The World Premiere Trailer For ‘Ghost In The Shell’

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Watch Scarlett Johansson Take On The Role of “The Major” In The World Premiere Trailer For ‘Ghost In The Shell’

Tabloid in Tokyo was the stage on Sunday as stars of the upcoming film Ghost in the Shell, Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Producer Avi Arad and director Rupert Sanders joined fans and influencers to celebrate the global launch party for the film.

Scarlett Johansson plays The Major in Ghost in the Shell from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures in theaters March 31, 2017.
Scarlett Johansson plays The Major in Ghost in the Shell from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures in theaters March 31, 2017.

In the film Johansson plays The Major, a special ops one-of-a-kind human-cyborg 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.

The unique experience included an opening with Taiko drummers and a performance from legendary anime film composer Kenji Kawai.

Before viewing the trailer fans were treated to never-before-seen-footage from the film. They also got to get an up-close look at costumes and props from the highly anticipated film. Attendees also got to capture their experience utilizing a film-centric experiential photo booth – “Becoming The Major”.

Once everything wrapped up Scarlett, Rupert and Kitano introduced the film Ghost in the Shell to the world globally premiering the trailer.

Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, and Rupert Sanders getting interviewed during the Ghost in the Shell Fan Event at Tabloid in Tokyo, Japan November 13, 2016
Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, and Rupert Sanders getting interviewed during the Ghost in the Shell Fan Event at Tabloid in Tokyo, Japan November 13, 2016

Ghost in the Shell which hit’s theaters March 31st, 2017 is already marred in a bit of controversy due to its casting of Johansson as the lead character The Major. Some fans of the original Japanese manga are calling Hollywood out on what they consider “whitewashing” of the role and feel there were plenty of Asian actresses who could have filled the roles.

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Director Rupert Sanders spoke on the his casting of Johansson saying “I cast very much from the gut.” and also defended his choice of Johansson by saying “I think whenever you cast someone, someone’s going to be critical of it. To me, I stand by my decision,” he told the crowd of fans. “She’s the best actress of her generation, and I was flattered and honored that she would be in this film.”

Rupert Sanders on stage during the Ghost in the Shell Fan Event at Tabloid in Tokyo, Japan November 13, 2016
Rupert Sanders on stage during the Ghost in the Shell Fan Event at Tabloid in Tokyo, Japan November 13, 2016

Sanders also points out that he full support from the creators of the original anime and director Mamoru Oshii. Well from the trailer the film looks promising and we are curious to see if the film does the iconic anime justice. To see more photos from the event and stills from the movie itself hit the gallery below:

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