Alita: Battle Angel
A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is.
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Budget: $170 million
Box office: $404.8 million
When: Friday 25th January 2019
Where: Seoul, South Korea
When: Thursday 31st January 2019
Where: Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square, London
Los Angeles Premiere
When: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Where: Regency Village Theatre, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA
- The film is based on the Japanese manga series titled ‘Battle Angel Alita’ by author Yukito Kishiro.
- The movie adaptation had been in development since 2000 with James Cameron leading production. In 2010, a script was complete but production was delayed due to Cameron’s commitments to Avatar.
- Filming took place between October 2016 and February 2017.
- Maika Monroe, Zendaya, Bella Thorne and Rosa Salazar were the final actresses to screen test for the title role. Salazar ultimately won the part.
- Michelle Rodriguez, Jai Courtney and Edward Norton all have uncredited cameos! Rodriguez plays Gelda, Courtney plays Jashugan and Norton plays Nova.