Ahead of the release of the live-action Ghost in the Shell film adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson, Lionsgate and Funimation Films are partnering up to bring back the 1995 groundbreaking anime of the same name on the big screen.
That’s right! For the first time in 20 years fans can watch the original Ghost in the Shell anime from acclaimed Mamoru Oshii in theaters for a two-day limited theatrical engagement across the United States. The special event will take place in February.
Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation said,
We’re excited to be partnering with Lionsgate to bring the original ‘Ghost in the Shell’ movie back to U.S. theaters. 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.
Kevin Carney, VP Marketing Lionsgate added,
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. 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.
Moviegoers will be able to enjoy both the originalversion with subtitles as well as the English dub of the film. Each will be available on separate days of the engagement, beginning first with the subtitled version.
Ghost in the Shell returns to the big screen on February 7 – 8, 2017 in 110 theaters across the United States. For pre-ticket purchases, please visit the official Funimation website.