Alita: Battle Angel, a former James Cameron project has been slatted for release on July 20th, 2018 by 20th Century Fox. Cameron will still produce the film, but has chosen Robert Rodriguez to direct the manga/anime adaptation of Gunnm.
This movie takes place in a distant future, and is the story of a the young cyborg Gally, who is found on a scrapheap by the Cyberdoctor Daisuke Ido, who rebuilds her and becomes her surrogate father. Gally has no memory of her past, but soon displays remarkable fighting skills. She starts working as a bounty hunter and meets a young boy Yugo, who has the impossible dream of going to Zalem. A giant satellite floating above the city. Not realising that Yugo’s dream can only end in misery Gally sets out to help him.
The Hollywood Reporter recently confirmed Collider’s report that Maze Runner actress Rosa Salazar has landed the lead role of Alita in the film.