GHOST IN THE SHELL has added Pilou Asbaek to the cast. He will star opposite Scarlett Johansson in the pic from DreamWorks. The project was adapted by Jonathan Herman from the Japanese media franchise. Rupert Sanders is directing with Paramount co-financing.
The adaptation follows a female special ops cyborg who leads an elite task fore called Section 9 for Hanka Robotics. Section 9 is devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals, led by The Laughing Man whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka’s advancements in cyber technology.
Asbaek will play Batou, the best fighter in the section and second in command in the army. He previously starred opposite Johansson in Universal’s actioner Lucy and will next be seen portraying Pontius Pilate in MGM’s Ben-Hur remake.
Emily J | Staff Writer