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WATCH: Trailer arrives for the Alita: Battle Angel live-action movie from James Cameron and Robert Rodriquez

December 10th, 2017 by Marc Comments

So we have a trailer for the live-action Alita: Battle Angel movie and it’s stunning but… off-putting?!

The movie itself is a live-action adventure starring actors such as Christoph Waltz but has actress Rosa Salazar enhanced with CGI to make her look more faithful to the Manga:

And it does so is wonderful fashion. But also doesn’t.

Alita’s shot in 3D using a stereo imaging system developed by Cameron which has never used in a film until now, which explains why, while looking awesome, it also makes her look very, very unreal… the uncanny valley [the concept that humanoid objects which appear almost, but not exactly, like real human beings elicit uncanny or strangely familiar, feelings of eeriness and revulsion in observers] is strong with her, if you will.

That said, it certainly looks like it’s going to be one to check out… let us know your thoughts, guys.

Twentieth Century Fox can today reveal the first look at James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL with the release of the very first trailer.

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.

Rosa Salazar stars as Alita, a cyborg with a forgotten past, found and brought back to life by cyber-doctor Ido (Christoph Waltz). Based on the manga series by Yukito Kishiro, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL also stars Keean Johnson, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali and Jackie Earle Haley and showcases the talents of WETA Workshop.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL will arrive in UK cinemas JULY 20, 2018.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….