LUCY's Pilou Asbaek Will Re-Team With Scarlett Johansson For GHOST IN THE SHELL

LUCY's Pilou Asbaek Will Re-Team With Scarlett Johansson For GHOST IN THE SHELL

LUCY's Pilou Asbaek Will Re-Team With Scarlett Johansson For GHOST IN THE SHELL

Reports are coming in that Pilou Asbaek (Lucy, Ben-Hur, the upcoming sixth season of Game Of Thrones) has been cast in Rupert Sanders' live action adaptation of classic manga/anime Ghost In The Shell. Apparently he'll play the male lead, Batou. More details past the jump.


Rupert Sanders' live-action take on Ghost In The Shell has cast its male lead. According to Variety, up-and-coming Danish actor Pilou Asbaek will play Section 9 second in command and all-round tough SOB, Batou. He'll rejoin his Lucy co-star Scarlett Johansson, who is set to star as the "augmented-cybernetic human" leader of the covert team, Major Motoko Kusanagi.

The story "follows a female special ops cyborg who leads an elite task force called Section 9 for Hanka Robotics. Section 9 is devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, led by The Laughing Man whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka’s advancements in cyber technology."

Avi Arad and Steven Paul are producing this big screen adaptation of Ghost in Shell from a script by Bill Wheeler. The movie is scheduled for release on March 31, 2017.
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