I won't be supporting it nor do I have high hopes for it. I am definitely against them white washing Motoko Kusanagi with Scarlett Johansson. Heck pretty much the entire cast is white yet they all have Japanese names which is yellow face.
Actually no this is not yellow face. Yellow face is when you're mocking a culture . Playing Japanese characters is not yellow face Also the Japanese creators are okay with this . ( This is also a America version).
As for the nudity. I kinda see why they did that . In the original the nudity was unnecessary.It make more sense she doesn't have any features .
You don't have to mock Japanese culture. Playing someone you are not the same race as in this case a White Woman playing a clearly Asian character is yellow face. The setting is very Asian and yet all of the cast is White. This is about as silly as when John Wayne played Genghis Khan. They should have gotten an Asian actress and there are many talented Asian American actresses who could do the job.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Examples_of_yellowface
Also it doesn't matter if the creators are ok with this. This decision was stupid and in my opinion an example of white washing, yellow face and racism.
(Yellowface is a form of theatrical makeup used by white performers to represent an East Asian person. It is similar to the practice of blackface used to represent black performers. Yellowface has been historically prevalent throughout Hollywood films, and continues to be used in the present day. In the 21st century alone, Grindhouse, Balls of Fury, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Crank: High Voltage, and Cloud Atlas all feature yellowface and non-Asian actors as Asian caricatures
. Many writers have noted that portrayals of East Asians in the American film industry generally reflect an ethnocentric perception of them rather than realistic and authentic depictions of Asian cultures, customs, and behaviors.)From wikepedia The definition of caricature
plural noun: caricatures
a picture, description, or imitation of a person or thing in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect.)
The cast is not all whiteScarlett Johansson as The Major
Michael Pitt as Kuze
(Pilou Asbæk as Batou
Chin Han as Togusa
Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouélet
Takeshi Kitano as Chief Daisuke Aramaki
Lasarus Ratuere as Ishikawa
Yutaka Izumihara as Saito
Tawanda Manyimo as Borma
Danusia Samal as Ladriya
Pete Teo as Tony
Yuta Kazama as Data Host
Rila Fukushima as a geisha
Tricky) Also The Major is not asian here .
There is nothing racist about this . This is american version of a japanese franchise . If Japanese creators have no problem with it .Than there is no problum with it . Different countries remakes foreing movies all the time .