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Ghost in the Shell trailer gets side-by-side comparison to original 1995 movie

Here’s how closely they’ll stick to some of it

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On Sunday, Paramount Pictures released the first trailer for its upcoming live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell, and reaction was mixed. While some applauded the team for sticking close to the source material, others complained that it looked disappointing and drifted away from the tone of the original.

In a new series of gifs, some of which can be seen below, one Imgur user has compared the trailer to its original anime to show off how similar or dissimilar the two are. Scenes like the shelling of Major Kusanagi, shoot outs in the street of the dystopian, futuristic city and even the title sequences are held up against one another.


Director Rupert Sanders has said before that he plans to stick pretty closely to the source material, but will make a few alterations where need to be to make it feel unique. In the first two minutes of the new movie, in fact, the scene where Major Kusanagi’s robot body is created is almost an exact replica of the 1995 animated film.

One of the major differences that fans have pointed out is the toned-down version of Scarlett Johansson’s bodysuit that she wears as the Major. In the original film, the body suit was viewed as being more explicit, causing Sanders and his team to find ways to work around the nude aspects.

The rest of the side-by-side comparisons can be seen on the original Imgur page. Ghost in the Shell will be released worldwide on March 31, 2017.

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