A new behind-the-scenes photo from the set of live action Ghost in the Shell has been released giving us a first look at Scarlett Johansson as The Major. Also in the picture is director Rupert Sanders and actor Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, hanging out with three of the biggest Anime legends of industry. Those Anime legends are Mamoru Oshii, who directed the original 1995 Ghost in the Shell film, Kenji Kamiyama, who directed both seasons of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and composer Kenji Kawai, who provided the score for the Ghost in the Shell movie. Steven Paul, recently did an interview in which he talked about the film, explaining that even though the main character in the film is Caucasian the film still has a very international reach with its diverse cast and he thinks fans are going to love it:
“There [are] all sorts of people and nationalities in the world in Ghost in the Shell. We’re utilizing people from all over the world. … There’s Japanese in it. There’s Chinese in it. There’s English in it. There’s Americans in it. I don’t think it was just a Japanese story. Ghost in the Shell was a very international story, and it wasn’t just focused on Japanese; it was supposed to be an entire world. That’s why I say the international approach is, I think, the right approach to it.” From what I can gleam from this single image the set looks pretty good, and I am getting the original movies vibe from it. Also anyone notice the black Buddhist monk, which is about as diverse as they can come. Now I am wondering where are all those privileged social justice warriors and media outlets who were screaming “white washing”
[Editorial Note:] I am guessing we will see the media and the social justice warrior brigade ignoring all the Asian involvement and diverse cast. While still trying to beat the already dead white washing horse they have been beating on the last couple of years.