Any of you waiting around for Scarlett Johansson to make Girl With a Pearl Earring 2: Back to Delft, should just let it go and resign yourselves to her new, unchallenged title of Chief Cinematic Ass-Kickstress. To wit, a live-action Ghost in the Shell is finally hitting the American big screen this month – and guess who’s playing the lead character, The Major?
Such dystopian ass-kicking needs a proper soundtrack, of course. And March 31 (the day the film is in theaters) will see the release of Music Inspired by the Motion Picture Ghost in the Shell. The appropriately provocative list of participants includes DJ Shadow, superstar German DJ Boys Noize, electro pioneer Gary Numan, LA synth poppers IO Echo, and enigmatic trip-hop god Tricky.
We have a first listen to the latter’s appropriately eerie but particularly seductive new track “Escape.”