ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
AN ANGEL FALLS, WARRIOR RISES
|Alita is finally arriving this February!|
his 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
|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
ased 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:
(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.
|The film was first scheduled for July 2018, then pushed to December and February|
Gelda, a cyborg warrior from Mars who trained Alita.
is Nyssiana, a cyborg tasked with tracking down and killing Alita.
is Koyomi, an orphaned teen and freelance photographer. Casper Van Dien
appears as Amok!