For the upcoming acclaimed movie, Ghost in the Shell, based on a popular Japanese manga, Honda has been in support of the movie by providing their large motorcyle model “NM4”. The film “GHOST IN THE SHELL” is produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The NM4 served as the base model for the hero bike in the film.
The film stars Scarlett Johansson as Major, 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. Beat Takeshi plays her boss, Aramaki. The film is produced by Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Steven Paul, and Michael Costigan. Tetsu Fujimura, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Jeffrey Silver and Yoshinobu Noma are the executive producers. The film is directed by Rupert Sanders.
The NM4 was developed under the keywords of “the Neo-futuristic” and “COOL,” and was launched in April 2014. The ideal fit between the concept and styling of the NM4 and the worldview of the film led to the provision of the vehicle for filming. The vehicle in the film was based on design sketches provided by Honda, finessed by the film production team, and subsequently placed in the film as the hero bike ridden by the lead character. The vehicle helps to make the futuristic world depicted in the film more realistic.