The first trailer for Alita: Battle Angel has arrived from 20th Century FOX and wow does it look impressive. Check out Alita and her wide-eyed action below.
Alita: Battle Angel is directed by Robert Rodriguez who co-wrote the film with James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis. It is of course based on the graphic novel manga series “Gunnm” By Yukito Kishiro.
It has been stated that James Cameron wanted to stay as true to the books as possible. From the video, it looks like he may just pull that off. As a fan of the original manga, this makes me want to read the series all over again.
Synopsis: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.
The film stars Rosa Salazar in the title role, who is joined by Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson.
Alita: Battle Angel is set to hit theaters July 20, 2018.