The Art of Ghost in the Shell

David S. Cohen

David S. Cohen has covered show business for 15 years, including more than a decade writing about visual effects for the entertainment bible, Variety. He is the longtime writer of Script Magazine's popular "From Script to Screen" series, and his previous book, Screen Plays, is a collection of those articles about the vicissitudes of Hollywood script development.

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Richard Taylor

Sir Richard Taylor is the five-time Academy Award–winning CEO and co-founder of Weta Workshop, New Zealand’s premier creative design and physical effects manufacturing facility. Under Richard’s leadership, Weta Workshop has contributed concept design, props, weapons, armor, specialty costumes, and more to films including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit motion picture trilogies, Avatar, District 9, King Kong, and Ghost in the Shell.

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Witness the incredible artwork behind the creation of Ghost in the Shell, the live-action feature film based on the Japanese manga classic and starring Scarlett Johansson. Set in a futuristic Japan, Ghost in the Shell is the story of Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg policewoman who must hunt down a nefarious computer hacker capable of hijacking people’s bodies and memories. Starring Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War) and Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire), this riveting science-fiction thriller is helmed by director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman).
The Art of Ghost in the Shell is a deluxe book that chronicles the epic creative journey that brought Ghost in the Shell to the big screen, showcasing the film’s incredible concept art and on-set photography. The book also delves into the advanced special effects that bring Japan and the cyborg elements of the story to life. Featuring exclusive interviews with major cast and crew members, The Art of Ghost in the Shell is the ultimate companion to this game-changing film.

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