20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Alita: Battle Angel. This movie has been a passion project for James Cameron over the last 15 years. He ended up handing over the directing reigns to Robert Rodriquez and today we have our first real look at what this creative team has envisioned for the film. Personally, I love what I'm seeing in this trailer and I can't wait to see more! The film is currently in post-production so I imagine the special effects are still being polished, but this is still an impressive first look.
The film is based on the graphic novel series Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro, and this is the synopsis that was released:
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 also stars Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, and Jackie Earle Haley. The movie is set to be released on July 20, 2018. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think!