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Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Film's Cyborg Designs Unveiled

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Lord of the Rings' Weta Workshop shows models at Comic-Con

Design studio Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, I, Robot, King Kong) showed off some of its physical effects at its Comic-Con International booth this past weekend. Among its displays was a first look at some of the cyborgs for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell live-action film. IGN shared a video of the display:

Weta Workshop produced over 2,000 designs for the film, including these cyborgs. Over the course of 9 months, they manufactured hundreds of effects for the film, including animatronic puppetry and robotics, specialty costumes, prosthetics, props, models, and miniatures.

Paramout Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures are producing the movie, directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and Huntsman) and based off Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga series. Scarlett Johansson is starring in the film as the Major. The film is slated for March 31, 2017.

In other Ghost in the Shell news from Comic-Con, Kodansha announced plans to release a deluxe edition of Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell, Ghost in the Shell 1.5, and Ghost in the Shell 2 manga in 2017, coinciding with the release of the live-action film.

Sources: IGN, Toyark


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