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Original Ghost in the Shell Returning to Theaters in February

January 9, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Ahead of the upcoming live-action film, Lionsgate and Funimation Films are bringing the original animated Ghost in the Shell back into theaters next month. The companies announced today that the anime film, which was directed by Mamoru Oshii, will have a limited engagement in 110 theaters across the US on February 7th and 8th in 2017. Tickets go on sale today and can be pre-purchased here.

“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 of 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.”

The live-action film, which stars Scarlett Johansson as the Major, will release through Paramount and DreamWorks on March 31st.

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