The First Trailer For Alita Battle Angel Is Filled With Cyborg Action And Giant Eyes

The First Trailer For Alita Battle Angel Is Filled With Cyborg Action And Giant Eyes

Video: For years, James Cameron has been struggling to bring Alita: Battle Angel to life. And today, the first trailer for the manga-turned-big-budget adventure is finally here.

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And it looks just like the manga come to life, right down to the creepy, giant eyes.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Alita: Battle Angel starts Rosa Salazar at Alita, a cyborg found in a junkyard by a scientist played by Christoph Waltz. Alita isn’t mere junk, though, she’s a trained assassin of the highest degree, and she’ll have to battle to find out where she came from and what her purpose is. Here’s the trailer.

I can already smell the hot takes coming about Alita’s look. It’s very unsettling, to say the least. especially when she’s up against human characters. But, I think, once the action starts ramping up and we get all these other crazy cyborgs, it’s a more understandable balance of robot and human. Or at least I hope. This is only 90 seconds seven months from release.

Co-starring Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Jackie Earle Haley and Michelle Rodriguez, and produced by Cameron, Alita opens 19 July 2018.

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