The teaser poster for the live action version of Battle Angel Alita has arrived. It doesn’t show a lot but it does make us think about what she is about to do. Is it a call to battle as it does look like she is about to put on “war paint”. Either that or it’s sun cream so she doesn’t get burnt in the hot sun?
The other thing is that the date has now been pushed back from Boxing Day 2018 to February 2019. Some of us have waited decades for this film to be made. I first saw it on a schedule sometime in the mid 2000s.
When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, 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 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.