Ghost in the Shell movie casts Beat Takeshi as Section 9 chief

beat takeshi section 9 chief

There are many fans who aren’t happy with the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell movie starring Scarlett Johansson. Here’s one casting report I’m sure many fans won’t have a problem with. According to Cinema Today, actor Beat Takeshi (Battle Royale, Zatōichi) will be playing Public Security Section 9 founder and chief Daisuke Aramaki.

The film is based on the manga and anime of the same name and follows Major Kusanagi, a cyborg agent working for Section 9, an elite team that deals with cyber-terrorism.

He’ll be joining Johansson (The Avengers), Pilou Asbæk (“The Borgias”), Michael Pitt (“Boardwalk Empire”) and Sam Riley (Maleficent).

The film will be directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) from a screenplay by Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton). Jamie Moss and William Wheeler worked as the previous screenwriters.

Ghost in the Shell hits theaters on March 31, 2017.

Via Anime News Network

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