Alita: Battle Angel


Status: Production As of October 9, 2016

Production: Finalizing production budget, filming the movie begins. Starts shooting this month in Austin, TX.

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2018 | Action Adventure

In the 26th century, a female cyborg is rescued from the scrapheap by a scientist. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, July 20, 2018

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Robert Rodriguez


James Cameron


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Storylines 2 more

Set in the 26th century, an amnesiac female cyborg is rescued from a scrapyard by a doctor, who names her after his deceased cat. The rebuilt Alita, remembering only her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals. She goes on a journey of self-discovery and finding love.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • The film is based on a series of graphic novels by a Japanese artist called Kishiro.
  • The production will have a budget in the $175 million-$200 million range (Hollywood Reporter, 5/27/16).
  • Christoph Waltz will play Doctor Dyson Ido, the cybersurgeon who finds the cyborg and becomes her mentor (Hollywood Reporter, 8/23/16).
  • Jackie Earle Haley will play a monstrous cyborg in a villain role - likely some CG and green screen work (Hollywood Reporter, 9/15/16)
  • Ed Skrein will play a character named Zapan, a villainous cyborg who is in possession of a weapon called the Damascus blade (Hollywood Reporter, 9/21/16).
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  • Battle Angel

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