For many years now, director Robert Rodriguez has established a certain recognizable visual style that comes from the fact that he shoots movies in his garage (or in a similar garage-sized space) and essentially creates them digitally. This can be pretty cool – Sin City certainly blew minds when it came out in 2005 – or tiresome, but in any case he’s teaming up with 20th Century Fox and producer James Cameron to make a real, actual movie-movie: Alita: Battle Angel, a trailer for which recently made its way to the internet.
Once you get over the initial shock of seeing an anime character rendered in photorealistic CGI, you may notice that Alita: Battle Angel has a pretty stacked cast, too, including Christoph Waltz and Jennifer Connelly. Take a look at the trailer:
Alita: Battle Angel, based on the famous Battle Angel Alita manga series, comes to a theater near you on July 20th, 2018.