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Dig Out Your Goth Gear, Alita: Battle Angel Opens Casting Call in Austin, Texas

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The long-stalled Battle Angel Alita live-action film finally has its feet off the ground and is currently shooting in Austin, Texas. The film is starring Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Man Seeking Woman) in the lead role with Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained) as Doctor Dyson Ido.

There are still some open spots on in the film's roster, namely for extras willing to wear a lot of black and work nights (vampirism not necessary). The film has opened a casting call for "Goth-types" in the Austin, Texas area. The positions are paid and could last for one or multiple days of shooting.

The Hollywood Reporter describes the film:

Set in the 26th century, Alita: Battle Angel tells of a female cyborg that is discovered in a trash yard by a scientist. With no memory of her previous life except her deadly martial arts training, the woman becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals.

The action-adventure story is meant to serve as a backdrop to themes of self-discovery and the search for love.

Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sin City, Spy Kids) is set to direct the film. James Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment partner Jon Landau are producing the project, and Shutter Island's Laeta Kalogridis penned a script. Fox has scheduled the film for a wide release on July 20, 2018. The film will get an IMAX release.


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