A thread search yielded no dedicated threads to this topic, but it does look like a few people around here know of Yukito Kishiro's classic manga series Gunnm, otherwise known in the US as Battle Angel Alita. It so happens this is probably my all time favorite action comic series. The live action adaptation has been a pet project of James Cameron for over a decade and he recently handed over direction of it to Robert Rodriguez. At first I was really iffy on all of this because I haven't been a huge fan of any US live action remake of an anime or manga series to date, but the trailer is out, and I couldn't be happier. Now, I will warn you, her eyes are going to be really freaky at first. They decided to mo-cap her face and give her huge eyes, and she's actually pretty spot on to how she looks in the manga. Alita is a cyborg and pretty much only has a human brain. At first I was off-put by it but after watching the trailer several times, I am really impressed they decided to go this route. It's a really bold choice. Fans of the manga series may notice how close attention to detail went into this film as the characters, costumes, settings, and cinematography look spot on to their comic counterparts. Cast list from Wikipedia: Rosa Salazar as Alita, the titular cyborg heroine. Christoph Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido, a scientist who is Alita's caretaker. Jennifer Connelly as Chiren. Mahershala Ali in two roles, one being Vector, a man who rigs Motorball combat matches. Ed Skrein as Zapan, a robotic antagonist who intends to kill Alita Jackie Earle Haley Keean Johnson as Hugo, Alita's love interest who also teaches her to play a gladiator-style game called Motorball. Michelle Rodriguez as Gelda, a cyborg warrior and Motorball player Lana Condor as Koyomi, an orphaned teen and freelance photographer. Eiza González as Nyssiana Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as Hugo's friend Leonard Wu as Kinuba Marko Zaror as Ajakutty, a Motorball player. Given that some of the cast are Motorball players, this movie seems to be adapting the first two major story arcs of the manga. It also lists Chiren as a character, who was a female antagonist in the two-episode anime adaptation from the 90s, who was not in the original manga. The fight scenes towards the end of the trailer lifts shots directly from the anime adaptation. What do you guys thinks?