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Live-Action Alita Adaptation Gets Pushed Back to December

It looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to gaze into Alita’s giant anime eyes.

Alita: Battle Angel, the live-action adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita, aka Gunnm, has been pushed back to December 21. It was originally scheduled for July.

Alita is directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, and stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz and Jennifer Connelly.

The original Battle Angel Alita manga ran from 1990 to 1995 in Japan, and was followed by an anime OVA and several manga spinoffs.

Here’s how Kodansha describes the original:

In a dump in the lawless settlement of Scrapyard, far beneath the mysterious space city of Zalem, disgraced cyber-doctor Daisuke Ido makes a strange find: the detached head of a cyborg woman who has lost all her memories. He names her Alita and equips her with a powerful new body, the Berserker. While Alita remembers no details of her former life, a moment of desperation reawakens in her nerves the legendary school of martial arts known as Panzer Kunst. In a place where there is no justice but what people make for themselves, Alita decides to become a hunter-killer, tracking down and taking out those who prey on the weak. But can she hold onto her humanity as she begins to revel in her own bloodlust?

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.