Robert Rodriguez will direct Alita: Battle Angel

Posted on Oct 15, 2015

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Battle Angel Alita has found a director and has had a slight name change. James Cameron has been working on bringing the managa by by Yukito Kishiro to the big screen for a long time. He was going to direct, but will now produce Alita: Battle Angel.

Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn) will be sitting in the directors chair.

Set in the 26th century, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL tells the story of Alita, an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by a doctor. The rebuilt Alita, remembering only her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals. Within the context of an epic action-adventure, the film will explore a young woman?s journey of self-discovery and finding love.

James Cameron said ?Robert and I have been looking for a film to do together for years, so I was pumped when he said he wanted to do Battle Angel. He?s very collaborative and we?re already like two kids building a go-kart, just having fun riffing creatively and technically. This project is near and dear to me, and there?s nobody I trust more than Robert, with his technical virtuosity and rebel style, to take over the directing reins. We?re looking forward to learning a lot from each other while we make a kick-ass epic.?

Robert Rodriguez added ?Battle Angel is an incredibly rich and vibrant epic in the tradition of Jim Cameron?s spectacular, character-driven films. Getting to work from Jim?s terrific and visionary script while learning the cutting edge techniques he?s pioneered is a master class in filmmaking. It?s an honor to explore the world of Alita along with Jim and Jon, whose films have impacted me for decades.?

Via Deadline

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