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Rosa Salazar Will Star in James Cameron’s ‘Battle Angel Alita’

James Cameron has been developing Battle Angel, an adaptation of the manga series Battle Angel Alita, for literally the past 1000 years. Considering how busy Cameron was with Avatar, it’s no wonder this thing was put on the back burner. In fact, there was no word on it until last month.

From Collider:

Last month, news broke that the search had narrowed down to three candidates — including It Follows star Maika Monroe, Disney sensation Zendaya, and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials standout Rosa Salazar. Today, we have learned from sources that Salazar has landed the coveted role.

Ok, so we know this is manga based, so we know it’s probably action packed and totally ridiculous, right?

Based on the manga series by Yukito KishiroBattle Angel takes place in the 26th century and tells the story of an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by a doctor, rebuilt with no memory of her previous life excepting her kickass martial arts skills, and becomes a bounty hunter tracking down vicious criminals.

The Borg Identity. I’m here for this.

Cameron handed over directorial duties to Robert Rodriguez last year, and while there’s not yet a production date put on this thing, Rosa Salazar’s casting means that we will probably see this film before we all turn 90.

Maybe.

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