A first teaser trailer and some more details for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell Arise project were released during a launch event on Tuesday. Arise will be a series of four 50-minute episodes, with the first epsiode “Ghost Pain” opening in selected Japanese theaters on June 22nd. A DVD and Blu-ray Disc release will follow in July…hopefully with English subtitles like recent GitS related releases.
It was also revealed that Arise will be prequel and will take place in the year 2027, three years before the events of the first GitS film.
India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) was not prepared to lose her father and best friend Richard (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident. The solitude of her woodsy family estate, the peace of her tranquil town, and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly upended by not only this mysterious accident, but by the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), whom she never knew existed.
When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India thinks the void left by her father’s death is finally being filled by his closet bloodline. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Yet instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless young woman becomes increasingly infatuated with him.