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Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Hits, Draws Reactions

After the disappointing reception for Ghost in the Shell's big live-action adaptation, fans of manga have been waiting for a glimpse of the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel film. The first trailer for the James Cameron-produced film from 20th Century Fox just hit.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, From Dusk Til Dawn) from a script by Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter IslandTerminator Genisys) and James Cameron the film is a "live-action" adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's beloved manga. It is a story of a female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard and trained to become a warrior, finding love and adventure along the way. So, not necessarily a "new" story, but perhaps it'll be done in a more accepted way than its predecessors.

Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Hits, Draws Reactions

Alita: Battle Angel stars Rosa Salazar, Jennifer Connelly, Jackie Earle Haley, Christoph Waltz, Ed Skrein, Mahershala Ali, Michelle Rodriguez, and Keean Johnson.

The film is set to open next year on July 20th, 2018.

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Mary Anne ButlerAbout Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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