Filming is underway in New Zealand for the Hollywood live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell and controversy continues elsewhere with it over the way the main casting has gone. With the full cast revealed previously, some additional casting has surfaced as the project moves along and supporting characters are added to flesh out various sequences. The newest person to board the project is that of Rila Fukushima. The actress came to attention in Hollywood with The Wolverine a few years ago and she spent a good part of the third season on Arrow TV playing Katana. The role she’s playing has not been identified at this time.
The feature is set to debut on March 31st, 2017 and is directed by Rupert Sanders while being produced by Avi Arad and Steven Paul with Mark Saurian as executive producer. Scarlett Johansson stars as the lead, Pilou Asbæk as Batou, Michael Pitt as the Laughing Man, Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, Beat Takashi as Daisuke Aramaki and Kaori Momoi. The members of Section 9 are played by Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, Tuwanda Manyimo and Rila Fukushima.
Property concept: Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, Ghost in the Shell follows the 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.