In the futuristic science fiction world of Alita: Battle Angel, the population needs entertainment – and they find it in the form of Motorball, a brutal sport in which cyborgs race around a ring chasing after a ball while destroying each other to get it. 20th Century Fox has released a new clip of a few highlights of director Robert Rodriguez‘s action sequence, which features the amnesiac cyborg Alita (Rosa Salazar) absolutely obliterating her competition in front of an electrified audience. Check it out below. Read More »
James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are the two high-profile names behind Alita: Battle Angel, which is set to hit theaters in February. A month ahead of the film’s theatrical release, 20th Century Fox has released a new Alita Battle Angel featurette depicting a conversation between the two filmmakers speaking about their vision for this big-budget anime adaptation.
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You’ve seen the trailer for Alita: Battle Angel right? It’s the sci-fi movie produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez featuring a robot girl warrior with eyes so big that they look like her tears could drown a fish. Okay, glad we’re on the same page.
It turns out that the eyes on the titular character in Alita: Battle Angel (played by Rosa Salazar, who has normal human eyes) were so big that James Cameron asked that they be fixed after the first trailer was released. However, he didn’t want them fixed to be smaller. Instead, they were actually tweaked to be a bit bigger. Find out what the Avatar filmmaker had to say about the Alita Battle Angel eyes below. Read More »
20th Century Fox has released the most action-packed trailer yet for Alita: Battle Angel. In addition to some breathtaking action sequences, new Alita: Battle Angel trailer gives us a first glimpse at the deadly sport of Motorball, the popular and hyperviolent gladiatorial contest that was a central part of the manga upon which the Robert Rodriguez film is based.
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Director Robert Rodriguez is known for his shoot-’em-up action movies like El Mariachi and Desperado, but now the filmmaker finds himself under fire regarding a dispute about a movie he made four years ago. One of the producers of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has filed a suit against Rodriguez for “causing production delays that led to $20 million in cost overruns” on the visual effects-laden sequel.
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Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron team up for Alita: Battle Angel, a film that blends a cartoon character with human actors. Okay, Alita isn’t really a cartoon. She’s a CGI-enhanced character played by Rosa Salazar via motion capture. Still, there’s something a bit…off about watching Alita interact with a bunch of human characters. Decide if you agree by watching the latest Alita: Battle Angel trailer below.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 visual effects breakdown shows off the digital work that went into creating a variety of elements during the climactic third act. Plus, Robert Rodriguez and Jon Landau talks about the inception of the upcoming James Cameron produced sci-fi movie Alita: Battle Angel, and Bill Hader shows off some of his more obscure impressions. Read More »
Though the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the first film franchise to take multiple film series and bridge them together on such a large scale, it’s not the first time movies have shared the same universe on the big screen outside of traditional sequels.
Universal’s classic monster movies all existed in the same world, Kevin Smith built his View Askewniverse that was connected by shared characters such as Jay & Silent Bob, Quentin Taranito’s movies all have little connections to each other, and they even shared some connections with the interconnected films of Grindhouse co-director Robert Rodriguez. Now one of them will be creating a new project set in their cinematic universe. Read More »
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It may not happen every day, but it’s not uncommon for the same actor to play multiple roles in a single movie. But how often have we seen the lead actor in a film also play an extra in the same film? That’s far more rare, but according to Rosa Salazar, the Alita: Battle Angel star who’s headlining Robert Rodriguez‘s adaptation of the acclaimed Japanese manga, we’re going to see it happen when she plays dual roles later this year. Read More »
20th Century Fox has shuffled around some release dates, so break out your calendars.
Shane Black‘s The Predator, previously set for August, is now set for September. Robert Rodriguez‘s Alita: Battle Angel, once expected to arrive in July, has been pushed to December. Kenneth Branagh‘s Murder on the Orient Express follow-up Death on the Nile will now open in November 2019.
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