One thing fans rarely get to do with their favourite movies is visit the actual sets. Mostly that’s because they were built in a far-off, secluded film studio and destroyed before the movie even came out. But the idea of making that experience possible for fans is one of the seeds that breathed life into Alita: Battle Angel - Passport to Iron City.
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It’s been nearly a year since the first trailer for Alita: Battle Angel—directed by Robert Rodriguez, co-produced and co-written by James Cameron, the project’s longtime champion—startled us with the main character’s exaggerated, distractingly creepy eyes.
Video: It’s been eight months since we first got a glimpse of Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel, and even now, the top point of discussion around the movie has been Alita’s giant, manga-inspired and very unsettling eyeballs. But the latest trailer has seemingly made some tweaks so that Alita’s cyborg shell looks a little less massively disconcerting.
Sometimes, the smallest spark can start a fire. And for David Hasselhoff, he's hoping his small role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will remind people he too was in a classic science fiction series and let him bring it back in a suitably modern way.
The long-in-development manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel now has its third piece of the puzzle. First, producer James Cameron hired director Robert Rodriguez. Rodriguez then hired Rosa Salazar to play the lead. Now, he's about to sign Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz to play her mentor.
Six months ago, James Cameron passed the torch for his adaptation of Battle Angel Alita to director Robert Rodriguez. Since then, we haven't heard much about this long-delayed anime adaptation. But we've just gotten a significant update: three actresses are in the running to play the lead character.