Whenever I look at the slate of big-budget blockbusters coming out each year, I’m completely astonished. It’s unreal the number of these movies coming out, and it’s gotten to the point where it’d be easy to see five to ten of these slip through the cracks of most moviegoers. One such film that I can see slipping through said cracks is Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel.
While most big-budget projects are based on American comics or novels, this one is based on the manga seires GUNNM by Yukito Kishiro. It was adapted to the U.S. and rebranded as Battle Angel Alita. It perhaps made its biggest splash when its OVA hit. Director James Cameron has had his hands on the license for quite a while, and only in recent years did Robert Rodriguez finally get the momentum going.
Now, at CinemaCon 2018, we finally got a first synopsis for the film. Here’s what it said:
“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 (Keean Johnson) 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.”
This is pretty much in line with what we’ve seen of the trailer so far, but it gives us no indication as to whether or not it will venture into the same dark direction as the manga. We’ll have to wait and see if that’s the case. If nothing else, it looks like we’re in for another big spectacle, and it may end up being one of Rodriguez’s better films in recent memory,
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