So here’s some sneak peeks to Ghost in the Shell live action-
I know that MPC are doing the VFX, so I’m expecting some great CG elements.
It’s still way too early too tell, until a trailer comes out, but I feel visually the designs and concepts can still be even more impressive. What I mean is, it feels like the style is echoing a retro western sci-fi film, rather than being ghost in the shell.
From what I’ve seen so far, I feel that Project 2501 fan project, 2 years ago, was much better at capturing the essence of GITS.
Project 2501 (contains some nudity)-
Interesting how a certain in the original anime 1995 movie, is interpreted by both the Project 2501 and the new live action film. However I do dislike the overly packed live action version, just feels too fifth element like. I do wonder, should they be copying shots from the anime? Or should it refer the manga more.
Original anime shot-
2017 Live Action-
Interestingly, the 2017 live action, seems to have a warmer hue to it, maybe it’s the light coming from bed. This is one of the elements that make it like a cheesing retro sci-fi, the big light boxes and lighting coming from below and upwards, just not liking that feel to it. Also look at that chunky box with a cable coming out of it, just looks clumsy.
I do want to say, the live action is an entirely original story, so it isn’t a direct adaption, but more like an inspired by. I like Scarlett Johansson, but not in this role.