ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
AN ANGEL FALLS, WARRIOR RISES
Alita is finally arriving this February!
This one definitely had to go through a very rough and tough way in order to finally get into cinemas February 14th! ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL took more than two decades to be made: James Cameron wanted to direct it himself and it was his passion project for a long time, but he had to give the helm over to Robert Rodriguez because of his commitments to Avatar sequels. Then there was also lots of trouble finding the actors (Jack Lowden, Douglas Booth and many actresses were in the run for the leads). Now the movie is finally here after the whooping sum of almost $200 million was spent on its
Dua Lipa will perform Swan Song, the lead song from Alita Soundtrack
production. Although the first reactions to the movie are positive, it will hardly return even a portion of that money especially after the recent tragic fall of
Rosa Salazar plays the lead role in the movie
Mortal Engines, another world building fantasy epic.
ALITA IS A CREATION
from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido (Christoph Waltz) while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita (Rosa Salazar) becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita’s true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death. ALITA BATTLE ANGEL follows the story of the titular Alita, a disembodied “core”
Oscar winners Mahershala Ali and Jennifer Connelly star in the film
who awakens with no memory in a post apocalyptic world destroyed by a technological fall. Dr. Ido finds her and gives her a new body. They later
Keean Johnson, right, plays Alita’s love interest in the movie
discover that Alita is more than what she seems and has an extraordinary past. As she navigates her new life, she battles other machines who are empowered with skills.
3 OSCAR WINNERS IN THE CAST
Based on famous Asian manga, Alita uses CGI to depict the lead character using the ground breaking technique of animation (facial performance capture) within the live action world with all other characters depicted by real
The movie includes almost two thousand visual effects shots
actors. The technology used in the film took more than ten months to be developed and it started back in 2006! Beside Waltz, the cast also includes two other Oscar winners: Jennifer Connelly (as Chiren, ex-girlfriend of Ido,
The film is based on Yukito Kishiro’s 9 volume manga Gunnm!
who escaped with him from the false utopia of Tiphares, but became disenchanted with real freedom) and Mahershala Ali (as Vector, a man who rigs Motorball combat matches. Motorball is a fictional sport that plays a very
The $200 million movie was originally, apparently, planned with an even bigger budget
important part in the story)! Ed Skrein is Zapan, a cyborg tasked with tracking down and killing Alita. Jackie Earle Haley is huge cyborg Grewishka! Keean Johnson is Hugo, Alita’s love interest who also teaches her to play a gladiator-style game called Motorball. Michelle Rodriguez is
The film was first scheduled for July 2018, then pushed to December and February
Gelda, a cyborg warrior from Mars who trained Alita. Eiza González is Nyssiana, a cyborg tasked with tracking down and killing Alita. Lana Condor is Koyomi, an orphaned teen and freelance photographer. Casper Van Dien appears as Amok!