Manga Adaptation, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Release Delayed Five Months

Manga Adaptation, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Release Delayed Five Months

James Cameron has been working on ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ for over a decade, now the film is set for a winter release five months later than planned.

Working alongside fellow filmmaker Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), James Cameron (Avatar) is close to releasing ‘Alita: Battle Angel’. The film adapts Yukito Kishiro’s Manga of the same name (known as Gunnm in Japan) and was originally scheduled for a July 2018 release.

This second trailer, which dropped during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, now reveals a new December date – five months later that planned – that will put the film in direct competition with other big movie titles ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Bumblebee’.

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is scheduled to hit US cinemas from December 21st with a UK release shortly after on Boxing Day (December 26th).

About Alita: Battle Angel | When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

Will Harrison

About the author | Will Harrison

Founder of The Unheard Nerd. A husband and father of two girls, Will is a fan of Nerdcore Hip-Hop, a comics fiend, a podcast host and champion of independent nerd culture. | Follow will on twitter: @TheUnheardNerd

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