A LOT happened at San Diego Comic Con this year. I’m still wrapping my head around everything and I’m working on a highlight post. But I think my biggest thrill was getting invited to a special screening of Alita Battle Angel on Friday, July 20 at the Regal Theater at Horton Plaza in San Diego. At the event, a premiere screening of the new trailer was unveiled. Along with 18 minutes of footage from the film. Plus, both producer Johnathan landau and Director Robert Rodriguez were on hand to talk about their process of making the film along with stars Rosa Salazar (Alita) and Keean Johnson (Hugo). For a full description of what went down at he screening, including how they included the creator of the original manga (called GNNM in Japan) Yukito Kishiro, read this post. Then today, at 8am PST/11 am EST, the Alita team dropped the trailer worldwide along with a Q&A including James Cameron. Did you miss it? Well click below to watch.
Alita Battle Angel World Premiere Trailer
The trailer was also followed by a discussion between Executive Producers James Cameron and Johnathan Landau (Titanic, Avatar), Director Robert Rodriguez (SIN City, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) and star Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner) on Facebook Live. Click HERE to watch.
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL will arrive in theaters everywhere on December 21, 2018 in 3D & IMAX!
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
Release: December 21, 2018
Directed By: Robert Rodriguez
Screenplay By: James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis
Based on the Graphic Novel (“Manga”) Series: “Gunnm” By Yukito Kishiro
Produced By: James Cameron and Jon Landau
Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.
ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Official Channels
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.AlitaBattleAngel.com
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