Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Night Owls) lands lead in Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of the manga Battle Angel Alita.
Rosa Salazar Lands Lead Role in Battle Angel Alita
Other actresses considered were Bella Thorne (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Maika Monroe(It Follows). James Cameron serves as producer.
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.
The movie now has a premiere date of July 20, 2018.