Scarlett Johansson's much-awaited 'Ghost In The Shell' to premiere on Showtime in May

The movie is based on a manga series by Masamune Shirow which led to a 1995 anime adaptation and eventually a remake in 2017 starring Johansson


                            Scarlett Johansson's much-awaited 'Ghost In The Shell' to premiere on Showtime in May
Scarlett Johansson (Source: Getty Images)

Well, the wait is over. Showtime is bringing to you the premiere of the much-awaited Scarlett Johansson movie 'Ghost In The Shell' this May. The premiere date is set for May 12, Saturday at 7 pm ET/PT.

The plot of the movie revolves around Johansson, who plays the role of Major, 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. 

As terrorism reaches a new level, including 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. Now she must figure out who created her.

The movie is based on a manga series by Masamune Shirow which led to a 1995 anime adaptation and eventually a remake in 2017 starring Johansson. The casting of the movie was highly criticized, since an Asian actress wasn’t chosen for the lead role.

Although the movie was built on a big budget, it only grossed $170 million worldwide while the production budget alone was a whopping $110 million. The movie received critical acclaim for its direction and design but was still widely considered a box office bomb.

Recently, a lot of props from the movie, including Johansson's skintight flesh suit/armor, and an exploded "geisha bot" head, have been put up on auction by the Prop Store. According to reports, Johansson's skintight outfit will fetch upwards of $14,000, whereas the smashed Geisha head is expected to bring in $10,000.