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Exclusive Video: Getting Dressed to Kill for 'Ghost in the Shell'

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Film Editor
Updated: 17 March 2017
Here’s our exclusive look at how the team behind one of the most anticipated films of the year updated the classic costumes from Japan for Ghost in the Shell, the remake of a Manga animation.

Costume designers Kurt and Bart (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 & 2, Stoker and Dallas Buyers Club) explain the process of adding the latest technology to iconic outfits and director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) talks us through why the costumes are so important to the film.

Geisha in Ghost in the Shell | © Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures
Geisha in Ghost in the Shell | © Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures


In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, The Ghost in the Shell.

Ghost in the Shell is released in the UK on March, 30

We also took our own look at some costumes inspired by the film at a recent event during Paris Fashion Week.