20th Century Fox reveals a new image and footage from their anime film adaptation Alita: Battle Angel and Alita assumes the fighter’s stance.
Also, check out the live Q & A with cast and crew:
Rosa Salazar plays the cyborg with a mysterious past, the heroine of Yukito Kishiro’s post-apocalyptic manga series.
“It’s important to show how dynamic women are in general,” Salazar told the LA Times. “She’s so vulnerable. She leaps first. She has no regrets in that way. She’s really going through this journey leading from the heart and that gives me chills every time.”
The article notes Alita’s own journey of self-discovery offers a new twist within the genre.
Robert Rodriguez added: “It wasn’t a very heartfelt character discovering their warrior spirit, it was the flipside — It was someone who was remembering and realizing she has a pure warrior spirit and is actually finding her heart.”
Watch the official trailer for Alita: Battle Angel in the player below:
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.