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The highly-anticipated live-action film, starring Scarlett Johansson, is based on the internationally-acclaimed Anime property. Ghost in the Shell follows Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9 devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists.
A pivotal action sequence called for a series of beautiful but deadly Geisha. With costume designers Kurt and Bart, the Workshop helped design distinctive make-up, hair and kimono ensembles, imbuing each character with a unique look to be recreated on the Workshop floor.
Featuring sculptural wigs, silicone limbs, and animatronic masks with moving jaws, these Geisha pushed Weta Workshop into new creative territory, expanding the scope of what could be achieved through physical effects.
Take home a piece of that incredible workmanship with Weta Workshop's gorgeous Geisha collectible. Only 500 have been made.
When you look at the source material and what Masamune Shirow put together, you just want to protect that because it's so genius. And that's Weta Workshop in general: we like to protect the source material...really dig in there and try to figure out the spirit of what that material is and how to bring that to screen.
Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop: Ghost in the Shell
This extremely limited edition 1:4 scale statue is made from high-quality polystone and features a unique illuminating base and fabric costume elements: a first for Weta Workshop. Expertly designed and sculpted by Lindsey Crummett and Gary Hunt, and developed by the same Weta Workshop artists and technicians who work on our film projects.