ghost in the shell, trailer, teaser, scarlett johansson, majorDespite the ongoing outcry over actress Scarlett Johansson's controversial casting, studio Paramount is determined to drum up intrigue for its upcoming anime adaptation "Ghost in the Shell," releasing five new teaser trailers for the flick.

All of the clips are incredibly short -- the longest one clocks in at 15 seconds, while the others run for only 10 seconds each -- and don't feature much, plot-wise, though when taken as a whole, begin to paint a picture of the mysterious world in which the film is set. Johansson stars as Major, a human-cyborg hybrid and the lead of a special ops task force, and several scenes show her in action.One of the clips reflects Major's more robotic side, depicting her unplugging herself from what looks like a giant charging station. Another features a group of what appear to be monks, all hooked up to another power source.

"This is just the beginning," intones one character as Major stalks through a dimly-lit hallway, wielding a weapon. That line can also double as a promise from Paramount that there's more footage to come.

"Ghost in the Shell" also stars Beat Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Kaori Momoi, Chin Han, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara, and Tuwanda Manyimo. It's due in theaters on March 31, 2017.

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