Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Michael Pitt
Directed by Rupert Sanders
A woman is saved from a terrorist attack but only just so: her brain was the only part of her salvageable, and when she wakes up she discovers she is living in a cyborg body commanded by the military.
Christened as “Major” (Johansson), she is the first of her kind, and the title of the movie is a metaphor for how while made of metal parts, Major’s humanity remains in the ‘shell’ of a body. Major struggles to fit in society as everyone else sees her as human and all that is left of her past is a fog.