Christoph Waltz In Talks To Play Doctor Dyson Ido In ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Aug 24, 2016

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained) in now in talks for a role in the upcoming sci-fi flick Alita: Battle Angel.

The manga/anime adaptation was originally going to be directed by James Cameron, but took a producing roles instead when he signed-on to make his multiple Avatar sequels. Cameron recently hand-picked Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Sin City) to take his place on the project.

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Newcomer Rosa Salazar is confirmed for the role of the titular robot Alita in the film.

Set in the 26th century, Alita tells of a female cyborg (Salazar) that is discovered in a scrapyard by a scientist. With no memory of her previous life except her deadly martial-arts training, the woman 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.

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Waltz would play Doctor Dyson Ido, Alita’s mentor who finds and rescues the little robot discarded in a shipyard.

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Battle Angel is set for release on July 20th, 2018.


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