The official synopsis for Ghost In The Shell is as follows:
Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, Ghost In The Shell follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.
The trailer makes it seem that the film will dive deeper into the Major’s past and here we also get a proper look and sense of Michael Pitt’s Kuze. While there’s certain scenes that are shot for shot identical to that of the anime, it definitely looks set to be its own story for better or worse. Johansson will be joined by a cast that includes Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Wincott, Joseph Naufahu, Takeshi Kitano,Christopher Obi, Kaori Momoi and Rila Fukushima.
Ghost In The Shell is scheduled for cinematic release on the 31st March 2017.