Ghost In The Shell: Watch The First 5 Minutes

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The sci-fi thriller Ghost In The Shell hits theaters next week, but if you can't wait until then, Paramount has posted the first five minutes of the movie online, with an introduction from star Scarlett Johansson. Check it below:

Ghost In The Shell stars Johansson as The Major, a cyborg cop who fights cyber-terrorism in a futuristic city. It's based on the classic anime franchise.

There has been plenty of other promotional activity over the past few weeks. Yesterday this action-packed clip was released, and there have been several recent making-of featurettes too, including a look at the movie's visual style and another focusing on the Section 9 taskforce.

In a recent interview with Indiewire, Johansson discussed the film's visual design. "Rupert [Sanders, director] described the film to me as cities built on cities and the abundance of waste," she said. "It's a kind of collage of cultures and it's sort of identity-less. [There's] a whole melange of different kinds of textures and colors--it's really rich. The depth of this movie is amazing. I find that the sets are so incredibly detailed."

Ghost In The Shell also stars Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt. It hits theaters on March 30.

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