Aside from the live-action adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell,” many are excited for the upcoming film adaptation of “Alita: Battle Angel.” Just recently, it was discovered that three young, up-and-coming actresses are the frontrunners to star in the film.
According to a report on The Hollywood Reporter, it seems like up-and-coming actresses Zendaya, Maika Monroe and Rosa Salazar are the top three choices to star in James Cameron’s live-action adaptation of “Alita: Battle Angel.” Aside from the three, Bella Thorne reportedly also had a screen test for the role.
The report mentions that Zendaya could be leading the pack, but there are some scheduling issues at the moment, especially as she is currently starring in the Disney Channel show, “KC Undercover.” She will also be appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming film, “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
Maika Monroe recently appeared in “It Follows” and will also be seen in the upcoming film, “Independence Day: Resurgence.”
Rosa Salazar, on the other hand, is no stranger to big budget film franchises as she appeared in “Divergent: Insurgent,” “Maze Runner: Scorch Trials,” and is currently filming “Maze Runner: The Death Cure.”
The report also says that James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez are hoping to create a tent pole film, which will also launch the career of whoever will be portraying Alita.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported last year that Cameron and Rodriguez were teaming up to take on the movie.
The film will be entitled, “Alita: Battle Angel,” and according to Rodriguez, the movie is in good hands, as Cameron knows how to handle a property that is epic in proportion and character driven.
The story centers around a cyborg named Alita or Gally, whose head and chest were found in a junkyard by a cybermedic named Daisuke Ido, who revives her.
Alita does not remember anything about her past, but retains all knowledge of a martial art called Panzer Kunst, which allows her to become a Hunter Warrior or bounty hunter.