WHO’S IN IT?

Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind), Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Keean Johnson (Heritage Falls), Michelle Rodriguez (Widows), Eiza González (Baby Driver), Lana Condor (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Bumblebee), Idara Victor (Watching TV with the Red Chinese), Leonard Wu (While She Was Out), Marko Zaror (Machete Kills), Casper Van Dien (Showdown in Manila)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), director, writer; James Cameron (Avatar), writer, producer; Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island), writer; Jon Landau (Titanic), producer; Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road), composer; Bill Pope (Baby Driver), cinematographer; Stephen E. Rivkin (Ali) and Ian Silverstein (film debut), editors

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In a post-apocalyptic future, caused by a technological fall, scientist Dr. Dyson Ido (Waltz) finds a disembodied cyborg named Alita (Salazar) and gives her a new body. With no memory of her past, Alita and Ido soon discover that she is far more than what she seems, and must fend off a group of enemies from preventing her from becoming the warrior she is destined to be…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

James Cameron has been wanting to adapt the popular manga series for years, but while Avatar duties have resulted in Robert Rodriguez calling the shots, Cameron is still very much on board as a creative force for this film, which seems to bring out all the best qualities in the filmmaker.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

WEDNESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2019