Variety posted a casting update for Dreamworks’ upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell film, which stars Scarlett Johansson. Joining her will be Pilou Asbæk, who previously graced the screen with Johansson in the sci-fi action flick Lucy.
Asbæk is set to play Batou, the cyber crime unit’s second-in-command and the best fighter in the section.
A synopsis of the adaptation courtesy of Variety‘s post:
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “Ghost in the Shell” 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 towipe out Hanka’s advancements in cyber technology.
Ghost in the Shell is currently set to open on March 31, 2017.
— Variety (@Variety) November 10, 2015
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