WHAT-IS: ”Hanka Precision Instruments is a major manufacturer of AI robots. They manufacture a variety of different models from defense to waitpersons.
Recently, they were caught in a scandal where they were dubbing the ghosts of children into a robot known as the Tomliand Prototype to achieve a greater sense of human personality. When these robots started going berserk, their plot was found out and their president was arrested. Hanka is still in business but their profits have severely dropped. It is uncertain if they will make it through the next five years. Another corporation, Locus-Solus, would attempt the same process later. The result was more successful, and the side effects and the eventual backlash more severe." (ghostintheshell.wikia.com)
While the above is the description for the “Hanka” in the Ghost in The Shell MANGA, the live action film incarnation is as yet detailed, but we know they were responsible for creating “Mira/The Major”, and probably will be the “Big Bad” in this film, with the “makers” wanting to destroy their creation AKA “The Major” for when she digs deeper into her origins, IMHO.
I’ve included some screen-grabbed images from previous trailers - featured at the bottom of this post - after these series of MAKING-OF images from the film’s director @rupertmsanders.