It’s time for you to get your first-look at Alita: Battle Angel. 20th Century Fox just dropped the adaptation’s first trailer as you can see above.
If you have been keeping up with the journey of Alita: Battle Angel, you know it has taken awhile to reach fans. James Cameron secured rights to the franchise years ago, but the Avatar director struggled to get the project going until recently. Director Robert Rodriguez was eventually asked with overseeing the movie with Cameron acting as a co-producer, and audiences are interested to see how Rodriguez approached the movie.
After all, the director is known for his work on Sin City and Machete. Rodriguez’s work has a very stylistic feel, and the first trailer for Alita: Battle Angel shows it off.
In the past, Cameron has opened up about his full vision for the live-action manga adaptation. In an interview with SyFy Wire, the producer said the franchise dug deep into what it means to be human.
“Battle Angel, I think, is a science fiction movie that begs the question ‘What does it mean to be human?’ It takes place in a future world, a world that has cyborgs, but are you human if you have a mind, if you have a heart, if you have a soul? It’s a journey of a young girl who tries to discover herself and what she learns upon that journey,” Cameron said.
If you are not familiar with Alita: Battle Angel, then you may know it by another name. The series is originally titled Battle Angel Alita and was made by Yukito Kishiro in 1990. The series itself is set in a post-apocalyptic future. It focuses on a cyborg named Alita who is brought back online after losing all her memories.
After being rebuilt by a cybernetic doctor named Daisuke Ido, Alita finds she remembers one piece of her past. The girl is versed in the legendary cyborg martial art Panzer Kunst, and Alita uses her skills to become a bounty hunter. The series then follows the heroine as she tries to relearn the events of her past whilst hunting down criminals.
Alita: Battle Angel is set to debut in July 2018. Robert Rodriguez directed the film with producers James Cameron and Jon Landau. Rosa Salazar plays Alita while other talent like Christoph Waltz, Jackie Earle Haley, Lana Condor, and Leonar Wu accompany.
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