Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel is beginning to take shape as it continues to cast the roles in its Manga adaptation. Keean Johnson has secured the role of Alita’s love interest Hugo, beating actors Avan Jogie, Douglas Booth, Jack Lowden and Noah Silver.
A female cyborg that is discovered in a scrap yard 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.
Johnson joins the cast that already includes Rose Salazar as the title character, Christoph Waltz who will be Alita’s cybermedic hero, Ed Skrein and Jackie Earle Haley; both of who have been cast in villainous roles.
We’re intrigued to see what the great visual minds of Rodriguez and Cameron will conjure when bringing Alita: Battle Angel to the big screen in 2018.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)