Scarlett Johansson is about to go rogue.
The official trailer for "Ghost in the Shell" is here, and her human-cyborg character, the Major, seems poised to turn her back on her creators. The preview offers the Major's backstory as she knows it: She was dying in an attack, so they saved her, leaving her able to save others. Soon, a more ominous narrative is introduced, though. According to one man, they stole her life.
Beyond the Major's identity crisis, there's a lot more in the trailer to intrigue audiences. There are mind-hackers on the loose, a known terrorist for Johansson to hunt down, and other human-cyborg hybrids. The film may have drawn cries of whitewashing, but its compelling storyline, at least, should inspire less criticism.
"Ghost in the Shell" is based on Masamune Shirow's Japanese manga of the same name and is written by Jamie Moss and Ehren Kruger. The film is directed by Rupert Sander and also stars Chin Han, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, and Pilou Asbaek.
Watch the Major take on the bad guys -- whoever they may be -- when "Ghost in the Shell" opens in theaters on March 31.