Sci-Fi adventure, Alita: Battle Angel completes a three week climb to the top of the Official Film Chart, knocking Captain Marvel into second place in the process. Based on the widely celebrated manga character created by Yukito Kishiro, the Robert Rodriguez directed film tells the tale of a reactivated cyborg on a quest to remember her past life and stars Rosa Salazar in the titular role with a strong supporting cast including Christoph Waltz and Jennifer Connelly. As a result Captain Marvel slips to Number 2; its fourth week on the chart, all spent in either the Number 1 or Number 2 position. The week’s highest new entry comes from Tim Burton’s live action remake of Disney’s animated classic Dumbo flying in on digital downloads only, at Number 3. Starring Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Colin Farrell, the film blends live action with computer generated graphics to bring the story of the elephant with the oversized ears to a whole new generation. At Numbers 4 to 6 are previous chart toppers, Fisherman’s Friends (4), Mary Poppins Returns (5) and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (6). Right behind that, 1994’s The Lion King climbs into the Top 10 for the first time on the Official Film Chart in the wake of the remake hitting cinema screens. Bohemian Rhapsody and How To Train Your Dragon - The Hidden World trade places with the latter up a place to Number 8 as the former slips to 9. Rounding out the Top 10, last week’s highest new entry, the creepy Us, falls five places to Number 10. Further down the Top 40, Tom Cruise’s eighties classic Top Gun climbs into the Top 20 at Number 18 as the trailer for the highly anticipated sequel continues to build excitement. This week's Official Film Chart online show takes a sneak peek at animated adventure Wonder Park available to Download & Keep from August 5th.
The iconic filmmaker used his power to gift Tilly Lockey with new prosthetic arms, inspired by 'Alita: Battle Angel'.
Jennifer Connelly and Keean Johnson also discuss the importance of female empowerment.
Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Keean Johnson and Jennifer Connelly say whether they'll pledge to work with more female directors.
Robert Rodriguez and producer Jon Landau discuss the leaps in technology to create the manga-inspired fantasy film.
The German-Austrian 'Alita' star has been vocal about his opposition to the Brexit process, and has again let his feelings be known.
Fox has set new release dates for several of its upcoming films — “Alita: Battle Angel,” “Dark Phoenix,” and “Gambit” — and announced an untitled Deadpool release. Coming Dec. 21, the new “Deadpool” film is believed to be a PG-13 version of “Deadpool 2” with potentially new footage shot for its release, insiders tell Variety. […]
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. 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. ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL will arrive in UK cinemas DECEMBER, in 3D and IMAX 3D.
Yukito Kishiro’s acclaimed manga series takes a massively expensive trip to the big screen.
Jennifer Connelly has joined the impressive, and still growing, cast of Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron’s ambitious sci-fi adaptation ‘Alita: Battle Angel’. The ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and ‘Requiem for a Dream’ star joins Eiza González as the title character, as well as Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali and Ed Skrein.
Mahershala Ali, who plays villain Cottonmouth on the show, is in talks to join the cast of manga adaptation 'Alita: Battle Angel’, which already includes Christoph Walts and Ed Skrein. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story, the latest in a string of casting announcements as the project that’s been struggling to be made for over a decade finally looks like it’ll take off. James Cameron, who was originally meant to direct but now has sixteen (or something like that) 'Avatar’ sequels to make, is a producer with Robert Rodriguez now set to helm.
Another notable actor has joined the cast of the upcoming sci-fi spectacular from James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez. Jackie Earle Haley has signed on to co-star in ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s hardly surprising that Haley would be cast as the bad guy, as he tends to excel in such roles.
Two-time Oscar-winner and go-to bad guy actor Christoph Waltz looks set to board what should be one of the biggest sci-fi movies of the next few years.
Producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez have reportedly settled on the lead actress for their planned Manga adaptation ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ - and it’s Rosa Salazar.
Looks like a passion project of James Cameron is on its way to the big screen at last - but without James Cameron calling the shots. Robert Rodriguez is in negotiations with Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment to direct ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cameron has been intending to adapt Japanese manga comic ‘Battle Angel Alita’ for some time, at one point planning to make it his follow-up film to ‘Titanic,’ but of course opted to make ‘Avatar’ instead.