The latest trailer for the manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel has been released and it ramps up the action considerably while delving farther into its dystopian cyberpunk world.
The trailer starts with the titular cyborg sneaking out of her home to enjoy a nighttime meeting with her boyfriend before discovering she wasn't constructed by scientist Dr. Dyson Ido but rather is a remnant from a more advanced society designed specifically for combat. These hard-hitting skills are put to use when Alita begins participating in the futuristic contact sport Motorball with explosive results.
"Tonight isn't a game, it's a hunt," declares Mahershala Ali's Vector, a character who rigs Motorball games. "I want you to bring me the girl called Alita."
An adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's popular manga Battle Angel Alita, the film is executive produced by James Cameron and loosely adapts the first four volumes of the manga.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Alita: Battle Angel will arrive in theaters on February 14, 2019. The film stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Lana Condor, and Eiza González.