‘Alita’ Battles Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees) In First Clip [Video]

Fox has released the first clip from Robert Rodriguez‘s sci-fi thriller Alita: Battle Angel, a feature film based on the Japanese manga series “Gunnm” by Yukito Kishiro that’s now releasing Valentine’s Day weekend after being bumped out of Christmas.

The footage is an extended sequence of a scene shown in the trailer where the title character is ambushed in an alley and kicks the crap out of her assaulters. The first, interestingly enough, is played by Derek Mears (Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th remake and Swamp Thing in the forthcoming series).

Set in the 26th century…

“Alita tells of a female cyborg that is discovered in a scrapyard by a scientist. With no memory of her previous life except her deadly martial-arts training, the woman becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals. The action-adventure story is meant to serve as a backdrop to themes of self-discovery and the search for love.”

The cast includes Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson.