After almost 20 years of James Cameron trying to make this film happen, here’s the first trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel, based on the famous manga series.

Yeah, it looks weird, but credit to Robert Rodriguez for taking something as commonly explored as A.I. in film and presenting it with a vision that’s entirely his. Hollywood has gotten a lot of deserved criticism for their adaptations of Japanese properties and simply placing them in white America. But Rodriguez looks to do something entirely unique which is situating the story in what appears to be a Latino-American world, or at least a more diverse setting than we’ve been seeing in recent cyberpunk films.  While the song choice leaves something to be desired, due to its eternal assocaition with the animal cruelty commerical, there is an uncanny blend of CG and live-action that has our interests peaked.

Alita: Battle Angel will fight her way into theaters on July 20th, 2018.

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