Steve Aoki took to social media today to reveal a piece of incredibly exciting news regarding the upcoming live action Ghost in the Shell film, set to hit theaters on March 31. According to a minute-long video trailer uploaded by the movie’s official Twitter account, he was given the opportunity to remix the main theme from the 1995 anime, flipping the iconic song into a heavy, electro-fused heater.
On his post, Aoki credited the original series as a substantial source of inspiration for his love of science fiction and even his Neon Future album series.
“This is a big day for me. Especially for teenage youth me when I first watched the anime Ghost In The Shell that planted the seeds for my imagination and obsession for Sci fi android life AI singularity and later the blueprints towards my Neon Future ideology.”
The remix features wide, pounding percussion, growling electro hisses and the chorus of Eastern singers from the original. The result is a flip that matches the new film’s updated aesthetic while still reserving plenty of space for its origins.
Listen to the clip below, and check further down for Ghost in the Shell‘s official 2017 trailer.
— Ghost In The Shell (@GhostInShell) March 5, 2017