There’s a new graphic novel adaptation on the horizon, and it’s name is “Alita: Battle Angel“. The film comes from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, and 20th Century Fox released the first official trailer for the film earlier today. It’s quite the display, and we hope the film is as good as it looks.
Manga fans will have to wait until the summer to see the film in theaters, but everyone can get a first-look at the film thanks to the video below. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, who also co-wrote the screenplay with James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis, the film features the talents of Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keean Johnson. If you’re unfamiliar with the source materiel, the film is based on the Manga series “Gunnm” By Yukito Kishiro (available on Amazon.com). You can watch the trailer below, and you still have a few months before the film’s release to become familiar with the popular Manga series. You can be one of the millions that are sure to say how much better the original Manga is than the film, and feel smug about your expanded knowledge on the original story.
July is big month for movies and next year’s schedule will start with “Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp” in the beginning of the month, followed by the animated-comedy “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” and the horror-thriller “The Nun”. If you want to set a reminder, “Alita: Battle Angel” will hit theaters on July 20, 2018. That weekend should be a pretty even split for demographics, with the only other major release scheduled being “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!”. The adaptation may have a hard time continuing its debut’s success however, since “Mission: Impossible 6” and “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies” are releasing the following week.