Jackie Earl Haley has signed on to join the cast of the Robert Rodriguez-directed and James Cameron-produced “Alita: Battle Angel” at 20th Century Fox.
The ambitious adaptation of the popular manga title, the film is set in the 26th century and follows a female cyborg (played by ‘Maze Runner’ actress Rosa Salazar) that is discovered in a scrapyard by a scientist (Christoph Waltz). With no memory of her previous life except her deadly martial-arts training, the woman becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals.
Haley will apparently play a monstrous cyborg in a villain role that involves plenty of CG and green screen work. The project is eyeing an October start in Austin, Texas and Jon Landau is also producing.
Source: Heat Vision