Ghost in the Shell, a neo-noir cyberpunk thriller, will be released in IMAX theatres for the first time on September 17 in the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, and other select markets. Ghost in the Shell will be screened in 4K using IMAX’s DMR digital remastering process at approximately 150 locations, according to distributors Bandai and Lionsgate.
Ghost in the Shell is a film set in 2029 Japan that follows Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg security officer, as she hunts down a mysterious hacker. It is based on the popular manga of the same name. The 1995 anime film, directed by Mamoru Oshii, was a box office flop at the time, but it went on to become a cult classic after being released on home video. For its 25th anniversary, the film was recently released in 4K.
Many adaptations of Ghost in the Shell have been made over the years, including a contentious 2017 American live-action film starring Scarlett Johansson and other white actors. There is also a Netflix sequel series that picks up after the events of the anime series based on the manga from 2002.