Filming is underway in New Zealand for the Hollywood live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell and with the main casting having been set for a bit, and the recent addition of Rila Fukushima, some on-set photos have now surfaced that you can see below. As always, behind the scenes photos like this aren’t used with the same kind of cameras as the film itself, special effects, lighting, etc, as so much is done in post-production to give it the look. This does give us an idea of what Pilou Asbaek will look like as Batou though, which is definitely looking good.
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.
First photos from the set of Ghost in the Shell pic.twitter.com/OyvuNZY31H
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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.