After the disappointing reception for Ghost in the Shell‘s big live-action adaptation, fans of manga have been waiting for a glimpse of the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel film. The first trailer for the James Cameron-produced film from 20th Century Fox just hit.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, From Dusk Til Dawn) from a script by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Terminator Genisys) and James Cameron the film is a “live-action” adaptation of Yukito Kishiro‘s beloved manga. It is a story of a female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard and trained to become a warrior, finding love and adventure along the way. So, not necessarily a “new” story, but perhaps it’ll be done in a more accepted way than its predecessors.
Alita: Battle Angel stars Rosa Salazar, Jennifer Connelly, Jackie Earle Haley, Christoph Waltz, Ed Skrein, Mahershala Ali, Michelle Rodriguez, and Keean Johnson.
The film is set to open next year on July 20th, 2018.