Move over, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez to direct Battle Angel Alita movie

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James Cameron was supposed to direct a live-action Battle Angel Alita movie, but since he’s busy with the Avatar films, the project was put in hiatus. Now we have 20th Century Fox announcing that the movie will be directed by Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete), and the movie is going to be titled Alita: Battle Angel. In addition to that, James Cameron and Jon Landau will be producing.

The movie is based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro.

Synopsis: 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.

“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,” said Cameron. “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.”

“‘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,” added Rodriguez.

Via TheWrap

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