The first trailer has been revealed for Alita: Battle Angel and it is definitely worth getting excited about. It seems to be sticking closely to the Manga’s design of Alita; with the CGI-enhanced eyes of Rosa Salazar bearing a strong resemblance to the original character.
Alita tells of a female cyborg that is discovered in a scrapyard by a scientist. With no memory of her previous life except her deadly martial-arts training, the woman becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals. The action-adventure story is meant to serve as a backdrop to themes of self-discovery and the search for love.
The story is set in the 26th century and the future is brought to life quite spectacularly with James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez both working to bring a faithful adaptation of Alita to the big screen. Cameron and Rodriguez co-wrote the story with Laeta Kalogridis, while Rodriguez sits in the director’s chair.
Alita: Battle Angel will be released on 20th July 2018 and further stars Jennifer Connelly, Eiza Gonzalez, Michelle Rodriguez, Christoph Waltz and Jackie Earle Haley.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)