So earlier this week Paramount Pictures released 5 short video clips giving us our first look at the new live action Ghost in The Shell movie, and Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi . My first impression of the teaser clips actually wasn’t a bad one although they did seem a bit random. Well, an awesome fan on YouTube decided to put them all together and create a teaser trailer that is truly worthy of the ground breaking anime and manga series.
Taking music and animation from the original Ghost in The Shell anime movie, YouTuber Tim Gonzales was able to take these short 10 second clips and bring them together in one very artistic and intriguing teaser trailer. In all honesty some of the clips from Paramount actually look pretty good and recreate some familiar scenes from the original animation. However, I definitely think this fan made teaser does a much better job of putting the clips together in a way that really honors the original anime master piece.
Although Scarlett Johansson would not have been my first choice in casting when it came to the Major, I actually think she looks really good in these clips. I think it also helps that she has no dialog in them either. I am not saying that to try and be mean, but she has a very distinct and recognizable voice. Personally I think it’s better that we see her as the Major before we hear her, so that we don’t immediately identify her as the same old Scarlett Johansson character…Namely Black Widow.
Anyway, check out the first teaser of the live action Ghost In The Shell movie using the Paramount Pictures clips. As always I want to hear from you Nerd Nation. What did you think of this fan made teaser compared to the stand alone clips and what are your first impressions of Scarlett Johansson as Major Kusanagi? Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this by leaving them in a comment below, on the Facebook page, or hit me up on the Twitter page @Nerdgasmneeds