We got our first glimpse of the Robert Rodriguez-directed, James Cameron-produced/co-written Alita: Battle Angel back in December, a feature film based on the Japanese manga series “Gunnm” by Yukito Kishiro. At that time, the big-eyed sci-fi heroine was to arrive in theaters on July 20, but 20th Century Fox just moved that date.
Rodriguez’s latest will now release this holiday season, December 21.
Set in the 26th century…
“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 cast includes Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson.
Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis and Robert Rodriguez wrote the script.
Cameron produced with Jon Landau.