Anime Hit ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Returning To Theaters In Feb

‘Ghost In The Shell’, The animated 1995 film is coming back to theaters!

Ahead of the live action release of ‘Ghost in The Shell’ starring Scarlett Johansson hitting theaters March 31st, The original anime film it is based on will see the big screen once again this February for two days only.

THR reports Lionsgate and Funimation Films are partnering to release the Mamoru Oshii title in 110 theaters in the U.S. for two days only: Feb. 7 and 8. The first day will feature screenings of the original Japanese version with English subtitles, while the second day will offer the English dub of the film.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Lionsgate to bring the original Ghost in the Shell movie back to U.S. theaters,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder, Funimation. “Ghost in the Shell is truly a seminal work in anime cinema and it helped firmly establish a market for the genre with U.S. movie audiences.”

Ghost in the Shell is an iconic property and it is great that fans will be able to watch it on the big screen for the first time in 20 years,’ said Kevin Carney, VP marketing, Lionsgate. “Many fans will be seeing the movie in a theater for the first time and Funimation has been a terrific partner to help make this possible.”

Check out the trailer for the live action version coming in March

source: THR


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