Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel
'Alita: Battle Angel' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American cyberpunk action film, based on 1990s Japanese manga series 'Gunnm' (aka Battle Angel Alita). Produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau, the film is directed by Robert Rodriguez from a screenplay by Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis. Production and release were repeatedly delayed due to Cameron's work on "Avatar" and its sequels. It is scheduled to be released on February 14, 2019 in Real D 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX 3D.

James Cameron has stated that he intends to adapt "the spine story" of Yukito Kishiro's original manga, with a specific focus on the first four books. He especially wants to include the fictional sport "Motorball" from the third and fourth volume.

Cast - Rosa Salazar as Alita
          Christoph Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido
          Jennifer Connelly as Chiren
          Mahershala Ali as Vector
          Ed Skrein as Zapan
          Keean Johnson as Hugo
          Jackie Earle Haley as Grewishka
          Eiza González as Nyssiana
          Lana Condor as Koyomi
          Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as as Tanji
          Idara Victor as Nurse Gerhad
          Jeff Fahey as McTeague
          Rick Yune as Master Clive Lee
          Derek Mears as Romo
          Leonard Wu as Kinuba
          Marko Zaror as Ajakutty
          Casper Van Dien as Amok
          Elle LaMont as Screwhead

Release Date - January 31, 2019 (Odeon Leicester Square)
                         February 14, 2019 (United States)

Genre - Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Romance

Directed by - Robert Rodriguez

Produced by - James Cameron
                       Jon Landau

Screenplay by - James Cameron
                         Laeta Kalogridis

Based on - 'Gunnm'
                  by Yukito Kishiro

Music by - Tom Holkenborg

Cinematography - Bill Pope

Edited by - Stephen E. Rivkin
                  Ian Silverstein

Production Company - 20th Century Fox
                                    Lightstorm Entertainment
                                    TSG Entertainment

Distributed by - 20th Century Fox

Country - United States

Language - English

Budget - $170 million

Box office - $400 million

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