With the somewhat controversial casting of Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming 2017 live action Ghost in the Shell movie, fans of the original classic film are probably going to be more excited about this animated reboot of the original. Being produced by most of the same crew that created the TV series Ghost in the Shell: Arise from 2013, this new film will be in limited theatrical release in the United States, playing only November 10, 11 & 16, 2015.

Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one system of minds and personalities known as ghosts, the biggest threat to civilization is the cyber terrorists capable of hijacking people’s bodies and memories.

When a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter begins spreading through the system resulting in the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives are called in to track down its source. As they delve deeper and deeper into their investigation, they uncover traces of government corruption and a shadowy broker that bears an all-too-familiar face.

When your target can be anywhere and look like anyone, the only choice you have is to trust your ghost, and hope you aren’t infected too.

To get your tickets, go to the official Ghost in the Shell New Movie web site. There you’ll find an interactive map of theaters near you where you can see it. If you don’t live near a major metropolitan area, though, you’re probably out of luck. In Los Angeles County, for example, there are only four theaters that will be carrying the film.


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