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Paramount and Dreamworks’ controversial Ghost in the Shell adaptation has begun production, and today, the studios released the first image of star Scarlett Johansson as main character Major Motoko Kusanagi — or as she’s simply known in the film “the Major.”
Based on the popular Japanese manga of the same name, Ghost in the Shell follows the human-cyborg hybrid special agent the Major, who can be seen in the image above. She and the rest of her trained soldiers, who work under the Section 9 banner, are tasked with taking down an extremist terrorist organization who want to destroy Hanka Robotics’ advancements in cyber technology.