Anime fans have been nervously awaiting the March 2017 release of the live-action remake of the anime cult classic Ghost In The Shell from DreamWorks SKG. For those that take anime very seriously, the adaptation walks along a knife’s edge of a tribute to the original or a potential devastating insult. Criticisms of Scarlet Johansson playing ‘Major’, the Japanese cyborg and leading role, seems to be mostly overblown. However, we still have a few months before making a final judgement on the movie in its entirety.
From the previews, however, the gunplay seems like an anime/firearm combo fan dream come true. A stop over at IMDFB shows some of the movie props on display, most of which are directly derived from modern guns. I’ve pulled the most interesting examples below.
I’m not a huge anime fan, but I’ll be seeing Ghost In The Shell in March for the guns and the obvious comparison to the 1995 original animated classic which is also worth your time.
The Major (Scarlett Johansson), a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, leads an elite task force known as 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.