Almost a year after the first look at Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel premiered, the film has been pushed back twice – first from this July to December and then to February 2019. Now, 20th Century Fox has readied the third and presumably final trailer for the film to play with the year’s remaining big releases – the new piece has been rated by the UK’s BBFC and the German FSK today. The timing of the classification suggests that the studio aims to have it play with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, so expect it online early next week.
When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, 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 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.
Starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jackie Earle Haley, Ed Skrein, Keean Johnson, Mahershala Ali, Eiza Gonzalez, Jennifer Connelly and Michelle Rodriguez, Alita: Battle Angel is released February 6 in the UK, followed by Valentine’s Day in the United States.