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Apparently Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Maika Monroe (It Follows), and Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) are all in the running to star as the cyborg bounty hunter- though sources report that Zendaya looks like the frontrunner at this point. According to Variety, Bella Thorne is also a finalist.
No release date has been set for Alita: Battle Angel yet as the project is still not officially greenlit. Word is the studio is still trying to get the budget under control. You can check out the synopsis below:
Set in the 26th century, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL tells the story of Alita, 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. Within the context of an epic action-adventure, the film will explore a young woman’s journey of self-discovery and finding love.
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