12:25pm PT by Ashley Lee
'Alita: Battle Angel' Trailer Previews Robert Rodriguez' Manga Take
The first trailer for Robert Rodriguez's ambitious adaptation of Alita: Battle Angel has dropped, and it introduces Rosa Salazar as the titular fighter.
The Fox movie, based on Yukito Kishiro's popular manga graphic novel series Gunnm, stars Salazar as a 26th century cyborg who is discovered in a scrapyard by a scientist. With no memory of her previous life except her deadly martial-arts training, she becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals. The action-adventure story is meant to serve as a backdrop to themes of self-discovery and the search for love.
Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson are also among the cast of the movie, which features a script by James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis and Rodriguez. Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment partner Jon Landau produced the movie.
Alita: Battle Angel hits theaters July 20.