‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Trailer: Robert Rodriguez Brings a Beloved Manga to Life
There have been live-action adaptations of anime and manga before. (Remember Ghost in the Shell? It’s okay if you don’t.) But I’m not sure there’s ever been a live-action adaptation of an anime quite so ... anime-y as Alita: Battle Angel from director Robert Rodriguez and producer James Cameron. Rosa Salazar looks like a Japanese cartoon come to life, with enormous, expressive eyes, and graceful, robo-movements.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) create a groundbreaking new heroine in Alita: Battle Angel, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. 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.
Alita: Battle Angel opens in theaters on July 20, 2018.
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