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This year's Ghost In The Shell adaptation was a visually stunning movie -- helped in no small part by the gorgeous practical effects, props and costumes built by New Zealand's Weta Workshop. In fact, far more of the film's beautiful visuals were built physically than most people would expect. We went to Weta to find out what went into building the world of Ghost In The Shell-- and what it's like when your painstakingly crafted work is hidden behind layers of digital effects.
Major Mira Killian doesn't remember who she was before. Now the character played by Scarlett Johansson is living inside a different kind of body about to start a different kind of life. She effortlessly leaps and shoots across a deliriously oversaturated cityscape with power and purpose. There's something wrong at the heart of it all, with her sense of her (own) self. It's a problem that Ghost in the Shell never really explores in any satisfying way.
Video: Whatever else might be true of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, it's also true that the filmmakers have put as much of the budget on the screen as humanly possible. And as you can tell when you watch the film's opening scene -- available here and now for your viewing pleasure -- it has paid off, at least in in the visuals department.
Screenwriters Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick talk Deadpool 2, Zombieland 2 and everything but their new movie Life. Bad Robot's supernatural World War II movie finds some stars. Stephen Amell teases a return to the island on Arrow. Plus, a new clip from Ghost in the Shell, and new images from Walking Dead. Behold, spoilers!
Say hello to Transformers: The Last Knight's newest combiner. Helen Mirren is starring in a new supernatural thriller... about a weapons manufacturer. There's good news for Legion fans. Plus, new clips from Power Rangers and The Originals, and a new trailer for the Flash/Supergirl crossover. Behold, spoilers!
Valiant's Bloodshot movie finds its director. There's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show on the horizon. Scarlett Johansson wakes up not once, but twice, in new Ghost in the Shell footage. Plus, a new Beauty and the Beast clip, Thrawn attacks in the Rebels season finale and new pictures from Sense8. Spoilers are here!
It can be easy to dismiss issues of representation in the abstract. Casting Scarlett Johansson as the lead in Ghost In The Shell was portrayed as part of the business, and many who criticised it as whitewashing were told they were over-reacting. After all, "it's just a movie." But as one video shows, there's nothing abstract about it.
Get ready for another entry in Deadpool 2's Cable casting saga. Has David Ayer started teasing the villain of Gotham City Sirens already? Chris McKay has new details for The LEGO Movie 2. Plus, new footage from The Vampire Diaries' final episode, and a ton of new images from Ghost in the Shell and Iron Fist. Spoilers now!
A visually-rich film like Ghost in the Shell that's filled with futuristic sets and cyborg characters could have easily relied on green screens and digital effects to bring its entire world to life. But as Adam Savage discovered at a recent visit to Weta Workshop, the film version of the iconic manga still turned to animatronics to realise some of its most iconic characters.