With James Cameron opting out of directing and instead only slated to produce, 20th Century Fox is finally moving forward with its plans for a film adaptation of the famed manga “Alita: Battle Angel”.
Robert Rodriguez is taking over the director’s chair of the film and today comes word of four actress said to be in contention for the title tole – Maikia Monroe (“It Follows”), Bella Thorne (“The DUFF”), Rosa Salazar (“The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”), and Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”).
Set in the 26th century, the story follows an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by a doctor. The rebuilt Alita, remembering only her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals.
Zendaya’s commitments to the MCU are said to make her the least likely candidate. Cameron and Jon Landau will produce through their Lightstorm Entertainment label.
Source: Heat Vision