The maxim is that you don’t bet against James Cameron. However the jury is still out on Alita: Battle Angel, Cameron’s decades-gestating sci-fi adventure.
The King of the World is only writing and producing this time around and directing duties have been passed to Robert Rodriguez but expectations are high. I like both filmmakers but I’m not sold on this. Buzz is light considering its reported $200 million budget, so we’ll see if this is a game changer or a disaster come 14 February.
Check out this new trailer titled ‘Moments Worth Paying For’.
When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens in a future world she does not recognise, with no memory of who she is, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realises 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.