“ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL”

December 21, 2018
Robert Rodriguez

Official Synopsis: Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.

Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson

Screenplay By: James Cameron
Laeta Kalogridis
Story By: “Battle Angel Alita” by Yukito Kishiro
Cinematography By: Bill Pope
Music By: Tom Holkenborg
Edited By: Stephen E. Rivkin
Production Company: 20th Century Fox
Budget: $200 million

Also on
DECEMBER 21, 2018

“Aquaman” Warner Bros.
“Bumblebee” Paramount
“Cold War” Amazon Studios
“Holmes & Watson” Sony / Columbia
“Welcome to Marwen” Universal

CAST

ROSA SALAZAR
“Alita”
Washington D.C. || Age: 32
Years Active: 2010

Character Description: Alita, the titular cyborg heroine. Salazar portrays the role by way of motion capture.

Notable Work
“American Horror Story”
(2011)
“Insurgent”
(2015)
“CHiPs”
(2017)
“Maze Runner: The Death Cure”
(2018)

CHRISTOPH WALTZ
“Dr. Dyson Ido”
Vienna, Austria || Age: 61
Years Active: 1977

Character Description: Dr. Dyson Ido, a scientist who is Alita’s caretaker.

Academy Awards
2010 (82nd) “Inglourious Basterds” (2009) WON Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2013 (85th) “Django Unchained” (2012) WON Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Notable Work
“The Green Hornet”
(2011)
“Big Eyes”
(2014)
“Spectre”
(2015)
“The Legend Of Tarzan”
(2016)

JENNIFER CONNELLY
Cairo, New York || Age: 47
Years Active: 1982

Character Description: Villain

 

Academy Awards
2002 (74th) “A Beautiful Mind” (2001) WON Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Notable Work
“Labyrinth”
(1986)
“Requiem for a Dream”
(2000)
“Hulk”
(2003)
“Noah”
(2014)

MAHERSHALA ALI
“Vector”
Oakland, California || Age: 44
Years Active: 2001

Character Description: Two roles, one being Vector, a man who rigs Motorball combat matches.

Academy Awards
2017 (89th) “Moonlight” (2016) WON Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Notable Work
“House Of Cards”
(2013-2016)
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 & 2”
(2014-2015)
“Luke Cage”
(2016)
“Hidden Figures”
(2016)

ED SKREIN
“Zapan”
Camden, London, England || Age: 35
Years Active: 2004

Character Description: A cyborg antagonist who intends to kill Alita.

Notable Work
“Game Of Thrones”
(2013)
“The Transporter Refueled”
(2015)
“Deadpool”
(2016)
“Tau”
(2018)

JACKIE EARLE HALEY
Northridge, California || Age: 57
Years Active: 1972–1993, 2006

Character Description: n/a

 

Academy Awards
2007 (79th) “Little Children” (2006) NOMINATED Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Notable Work
“Watchmen”
(2009)
“A Nightmare On Elm Street”
(2010)
“Shutter Island”
(2010)
“The Dark Tower”
(2017)


KEEAN JOHNSON
“Hugo”
Colorado || Age: 21
Years Active: 2007

Character Description: Alita’s love interest who also teaches her to play a gladiator-style game called Motorball.

Notable Work
“Spooksville”
(2013-2014)
“Nashville”
(2014-2016)
“Heritage Falls”
(2016)
“Guidance”
(2016)


MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ
“Gelda”
San Antonio, Texas || Age: 40
Years Active: 2000

Character Description: A cyborg warrior and Motorball player.

 

Notable Work
“The Fast and the Furious”
(2001)
“Resident Evil”
(2002)
“Avatar”
(2009)
“Machete”
(2010)


EIZA GONZALEZ
“Nyssiana”
Caborca, Sonora, Mexico || Age: 28
Years Active: 2007

Character Description: A cyborg.

Notable Work
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series “
(2014-2016)
“Jem & the Holograms”
(2015)
“Baby Driver”
(2017)
“Welcome To Marwen”
(2018)

LANA CONDOR
“Koyomi”
Cần Thơ, Vietnam || Age: 21
Years Active: 2016

Character Description: An orphaned teen and freelance photographer.

Notable Work
“X-Men: Apocalypse”
(2016)
“Patriots Day”
(2016)
“High School Lover”
(2017)
“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before “
(2018)

JORGE LENDEBORG JR.
Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic || Age: 22
Years Active: 2014

Character Description: Hugo’s friend.

Notable Work
“The Land”
(2016)
“Brigsby Bear”
(2017)
“Spider-Man: Homecoming”
(2017)
“Bumblebee”
(2018)

IDARA VICTOR
“Nurse Gerhad”
New York, New York
Years Active: 2004

Character Description: Ido’s aide.

Notable Work
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
(2006)
“Mad Men”
(2013)
“Rizzoli & Isles”
(2014-2016)
“TURN: Washington’s Spies”
(2014-2017)

LEONARD WU
“Kinuba”
Washington D.C.
Years Active: 2004

Character Description: n/a

Notable Work
“Veronica Mars”
(2005)
“Revenge of the Green Dragons”
(2014)
“Marco Polo”
(2016)
“Bosch”
(2018)

MARKO ZAROR
“Ajakutty”
Santiago, Chile || Age: 40
Years Active: 1998

Character Description: A Motorball player.

Notable Work
“Machete Kills”
(2013)
“Sultan”
(2016)
“From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series”
(2016)
“The Defenders”
(2017)

PRODUCTION

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
Director
San Antonio, Texas || Age: 50
Years Active: 1991

Notable Work
“El Mariachi”
(1992)
“Once Upon a Time in Mexico “
(2003)
“Sin City”
(2005)
“Machete”
(2010)


BILL POPE
Cinematographer

Bowling Green, Kentucky || Age: 66
Years Active: 1983

Notable Work
“The Matrix”
(1999)
“Spider-Man 2”
(2004)
“Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”
(2012)
“Baby Driver”
(2017)

TOM HOLKENBERG (JUNKIE XL)
Composer
Lichtenvoorde, Gelderland, Netherlands || Age: 50
Years Active: 1988

Notable Work
“300: Rise of an Empire”
(2014)
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”
(2014)
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
(2015)
“Tomb Raider”
(2018)

STEPHEN E. RIVKIN
Editor
Years Active: 1976

Academy Awards
2010 (82nd) “Avatar” (2009) NOMINATED Best Film Editing

Notable Work
“Robin Hood: Men in Tights”
(1993)
“Ali”
(2001)
“Pirates of the Caribbean:
The Curse of the Black Pearl “
(2003)
“Fantastic Four”
(2015)

JAMES CAMERON
Producer / Writer
Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada || Age: 63
Years Active: 1975

Academy Awards
1998 (70th) “Titanic” (1997) WON Best Picture
WON Best Director
WON Best Film Editing
2010 (82nd) “Avatar” (2009) NOMINATED Best Picture
NOMINATED Best Director
NOMINATED Best Film Editing

Notable Work
“The Terminator”
(1984)
“Aliens”
(1986)
“The Abyss”
(1989)
“True Lies”
(1994)

LAETA KALOGRIDIS
Writer
Winter Haven, Florida || Age: 52
Years Active: 2001

Notable Work
“Alexander”
(2004)
“Shutter Island”
(2010)
“Terminator Genisys”
(2015)
“Altered Carbon”
(2018)

20TH CENTURY FOX
Production Company & Distributor

ALSO THIS YEAR
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