Published: Sat, December 09, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Robert Rodriguez Returns with first trailer for Alita: Battle Angel

Robert Rodriguez Returns with first trailer for Alita: Battle Angel

What do you think about Alita: Battle Angel's first footage? After a few viewings of the trailer, I might be warming up to her eyes a bit but trying to get over the "uncanny valley"-ness of her look is not an easy task".

Alita: Battle Angel opens in the USA and United Kingdom on 20 July 2018.

For more than a decade, James Cameron was working on an adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's manga Battle Angel Alita, before handing off directing duties to Spy Kids / Machete / Sin City director Robert Rodriguez.

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Based on the manga series Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kishiro, the film follows a scientist (Christoph Waltz) who discovers a wrecked cyborg named Alita (Rosa Salazar) and decides to fix her and take her under his wing as a surrogate daughter. In 1993, a two-episode anime version was produced, which adapted the first two volumes of the manga. Christoph Waltz plays a kind scientist-doctor who stumbles upon cyborg Alita (Rosa Salazar), stranded in Iron City's scrapyard. Rodriguez seems to have followed the same plans, because Alita is definitely a digital creation, and she stands out in her real-world surroundings like a green screen on a set. With no memory of her previous life, except for her deadly martial-arts skills, she becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals.

"Robert and I have been looking for a film to do together for years, so I was pumped when he said he wanted to do Battle Angel", Cameron said at the time. 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. The material the film is based on has Alita as a young, attractive, very female looking woman.

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