Alita: Battle Angel


With Ghost in the Shell creeping closer every day and the manga fandom getting more and more vocal in their excitement for it, a gap in the market is being wedged open in the western movie sphere for Japanese stories on the big screen. James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are already on top of the trend and are well under way with preparations for their adaptation of Yukito Kishiro‘s 1990 manga series Alita: Battle Angel. The nine volume comic books have already been recreated for screen once before, in an anime adaptation released in 1993, though this will be the first live action version. (more…)