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First Trailer For Robert Rodriguez's ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

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First look at the upcoming live action adaptation of the manga series.

With Ghost in the Shell and Death Note, 2017 wasn't a stellar year for American adaptations of Japanese mangas. Perhaps 2018 will fare better, when we get Robert Rodriguez's live action take on Yukito Kishiro's Alita: Battle Angel, which hits UK/ROI cinemas July 20th.

Rosa Salazar plays the titular CG animated character, with Christoph WaltzKeean Johnson, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali and Jackie Earle Haley also starring. None other than James Cameron collaborated on the screenplay with Rodriguez and Laeta Kalogridis.

The official synopsis reads:

Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic.  When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in.  Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first.  As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories.  A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships.  It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.