Caption

Austin-shot ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is here! (Well, the trailer is.)

The trailer for “Alita: Battle Angel” has arrived and hooooeeee, it is certainly a trailer for “Alita: Battle Angel.”

It could not be more a trailer for “Alita” if it tried. The valley, it is uncanny.

Adapted from Yukita Kishiro’s increasingly-legendary ‘90s manga “Battle Angel Alita” and a passion project for producer James Cameron for many, many years, “Alita” was produced and co-written by Cameron and directed and co-written by Austin’s own Robert Rodriguez (who usually doesn’t direct from anything but his own scripts).

RELATED: Robert Rodriguez would like to make another more for $7,000. (Note: “Alita” isn’t it).

Shot on an enormous set outside of Austin from late 2016 to early 2017, this production was extremely hush-hush from the start-- if you happened upon someone who was working on the thing and asked them what was up, they would back away from you slowly, shaking their heads and making that universal symbol for “zipped-lips.”

The movie is slated to open July 2018.

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 WWE superstars The Miz, Maryse have moved to Austin
  2. 2 3 Austin burgers are among the 'best burgers in America'
  3. 3 Want to see sharkosaurus movie ‘The Meg’ on the water? Of

More from Austin360