Dear Hollywood, leave Cowboy Bebop alone

Dear Hollywood, leave Cowboy Bebop alone

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“And the work which has become a genre unto itself shall be called: Cowboy Bebop” This phrase is proudly emblazoned across the seminal series like manifesto, a mission statement that this stylish mix of music, form and story is entirely its own beast. Sure enough, while the series – and creator Shinichiro Watanabe – is […]

Alita: Battle Angel’s big eyes explained

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Of all the otherworldly sights that came with the release of Alita: Battle Angel’s first trailer, the one aspect that caught everyone’s eye was, well, those enormous eyes on its heroine. Director Robert Rodriguez and producer Jon Landau discussed Alita’s pronounced oculars, and the reasons for their being, in an interview with IGN. Landau said, […]

Alita: Battle Angel gets first trailer

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After fifteen years lingering in the nine circles of development hell, James Cameron has finally got his passion project – Alita: Battle Angel –  off the ground. Though he took a backseat with Jon Landau to produce, cult director Robert Rodriguez takes up directorial duties, and given his kooky back catalogue, we’re feeling confident the […]

News: Fox slates Battle Angel Alita movie for 2018 release

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With the recent news that the live-action Battle Angel Alita film has found its leading lady in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials‘ Rosa Salazar, the entertainment news site Deadline has reported that Fox is projecting the movie’s wide release for July 20th, 2018. Considering that producer James Cameron’s last input was that he wouldn’t start work on Alita until he finished directing […]

News: Live-action Battle Angel Alita casts Rosa Salazar in lead role

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Last month, three actors were announced as trying out for the lead in James Cameron’s planned live-action film of the Battle Angel Alita manga, and now the definitive casting has been reported by Collider. Rosa Salazar of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and The Divergent Series: Insurgent has won out against Maika Monroe of It Follows, and Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Zendaya to snap up the titular […]