‘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.

Latest Clip for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL Unleashed at Game Awards

There’s a huge crossover between fans of video games and fans of dystopian horror sci-fi movies. It’s no wonder, then, that produces of Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel decided The Game Awards was the perfect venue to unleash some previously unseen footage from the film, arriving in US theaters on February 14th.

Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.

Variety previously reported the budget for the film is a whopping $200M; it was shot using CG animation and was shot in 3D using the stereo imaging system developed by James Cameron. The film stars Eiza González, Jennifer Connelly, and Rosa Salazar.

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