The theme for next year seems to be fallen grace, as the trailer for Hellboy and Alita: Battle Angel sees the celestially-anointed battling to discover and/or repress their true nature. But Alita is looking quite confident off into the distance in the new official poster art released online.
Alita: Battle Angel is directed by Robert Rodriguez starring Rosa Salazar as Alita, Eiza González as Nyssiana, Michelle Rodriguez as Gelda, Jennifer Connelly as Chiren, with Christoph Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido, Jeff Fahey as McTeague, Ed Skrein as Zapan, Mahershala Ali as Vector, Casper Van Dien as Amok, Lana Condor as Koyomi and Jackie Earle Haley.
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.
As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (KeeanJohnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.
The film is being directed by Robert Rodriquez. The announced cast includes Lana Condor as Koyomi, Rosa Salazar as Alita, Jackie Earle Haley, Ed Skrein as Zapan, Eiza González as Nyssiana, Mahershala Ali as Vector, Casper Van Dien as Amok, Michelle Rodriguez as Gelda, Jennifer Connelly as Chiren, with Christoph Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido and Jeff Fahey as McTeague.
The Battle Angel Alita manga series was created by Yukito Kushiro that tells the narrative of Alita (Salazar), an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by a doctor (Waltz). The rebuilt Alita, remembering only her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals.
Alita: Battle Angel is now slated for cinematic release come February 6th 2018