Meet “Section 9” in this behind-the-scenes look at the making of #GhostInTheShell (premieres March 31, 2017 in the USA), which includes soundbite of “Batou”, and a Singaporean shout-out to actor Chin Han for his role as “Togusa”!
It is not particularly spelt out who or which jurisdiction “Section 9” reports to, although the group tactical-wear unit is reminiscent of the anime movies’, rather than the pre-unit grouping in the recent ARISE anime films, as it should be … and suddenly imagine a “live action prequel” happening to this possible franchise” further down the line lol
MANGA VERSION: ”Public Security Section 9 (Japanese: 公安9課 Hepburn: Kōan Kyūka?) is a fictional intelligence department from Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga and anime series. In the story, its jurisdiction exists under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In some translations, the name is given as Public Safety Section 9. In the original film, it is known as the Shell Squad or Security Police Section 9.
The Section-9 spec-ops team is composed of former military officers and police detectives. Its operatives are trained in various methods ranging from criminal investigation and cyberwarfare to counter-terrorism and special operations, as their structure was based on the German GSG-9. They had cross-training exercises in the past with the British SAS's 22nd Regiment." (Wiki)
FILM PREMISE: "In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”"Source: superherohype.com