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Check Out These New Ghost In The Shell TV Spots

Hype for the upcoming sci-fi action film Ghost in the Shell has been steadily increasing as audiences and the minds behind the movie gear up for its March 31 release. Today, Paramount Pictures has kicked it up a notch, releasing a trio of television spots showing more sneak peeks at the cyber-punk cyborg flick.

Entitled "The Fog of Memory," the first of the three clips features Scarlett Johansson as the titular Ghost in the Shell, Major Motoko Kusanagi, learning what happened to her after a mysterious and menacing attack. The Major becomes a synthetic full-body prosthesis, essentially an augmented human-robot blend, and is intended for use as a government weapon.

The first clip also gives fans a glimpse at Juliette Binoche as Dr. Ouelet, who fills Johansson's character in and pushes her forward toward a possible redemption. After all, as the spot says, they didn't save the Major's life, they stole it.

Watch "The Fog of Memory" above.

The second and third TV spots, simply named "Control" and "Past," continue to unravel the complex story behind Ghost in the Shell and reveal some pretty intense action sequences. Johansson is seen wielding guns and finding out the truth behind cybernetic humans in equal measure, both of which are sure to get fans even more excited to see the film. Check them out below.Johansson and Binoche are joined by actors Beat Takeshi Kitano as Daisuke Aramaki, Michael Pitt as Kuze, and Pilou Asbæk as Batou. Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara and Tuwanda Manyimo take on roles as members of Section 9, the intelligence department featured in the source material manga written by Masamune Shirow.

Ghost in the Shell hits theaters March 31. While you pass the time before the film's opening weekend, find out why Scarlett Johansson may blow us all away as the Major.