Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
  • Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson
  • UK release: 6 February 2019

Three years after a savage war, Dr Dyson Ido (Waltz) finds a cyborg head on a scrapheap, which he gives to a body and names Alita. The story is a bit of a grab-bag of ideas, but Salazar shines via motion capture as a truly splendid teen action heroine.

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Alita: Battle Angel

4 Feb 20193 stars

Rosa Salazar impresses in Robert Rodriguez's big budget manga adaptation

Like the cyborg at its centre, Alita: Battle Angel is the fusion of several notable parts: the manga by Yukito Kishiro; a script co-written by Avatar's James Cameron; and direction by Robert Rodriguez, the Sin City and Spy Kids filmmaker who gets to…

James Cameron reveals how fatherhood inspired Alita: Battle Angel

1 Feb 2019

Film gossip

James Cameron's own experience of fatherhood inspired him to make 'Alita: Battle Angel'. The 64-year-old filmmaker – who has daughters Josephine, 25, Claire, 17, Quinn, 15, and Elizabeth, 12 – produced the new cyberpunk action film, and he's admitted to…

Dua Lipa to release single for Alita: Battle Angel movie

17 Dec 2018

Music gossip

Dua Lipa is set to release a new single, which will be used in the upcoming movie 'Alita: Battle Angel'. The 22-year-old musician will co-write and perform the track, named 'Swan Song', for the epic action-adventure movie produced by James Cameron and…

Jennifer Connelly joins cast of Alita: Battle Angel

8 Feb 2017

Film gossip

Jennifer Connelly has joined 'Alita: Battle Angel'. The 46-year-old actress has been cast by director Robert Rodriguez in his adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's 'Battle Angel Alita' manga series on which filming began in Austin, Texas, last October.

Christoph Waltz in Alita talks

25 Aug 2016

Film gossip

Christoph Waltz is set to star in 'Alita: Battle Angel'. The 59-year-old actor is in early negotiations to appear in James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of the popular manga graphic novels. Set in the 26th century, the movie tells the story…

James Cameron to film Battle Angel Alita in 2017

8 Jul 2013

Film gossip

James Cameron will begin working on 'Battle Angel Alita' in 2017. The 'Avatar' filmmaker has confirmed his long-standing Japanese manga adaptation is still in the pipeline, with production expected to "begin to develop" five years from now. The film is…

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