Watch the Second ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Trailer

Robert Rodriguez's Live-Action

20th Century Fox has debuted the second official trailer for Alita: Battle Angel that reveals more plot details for Robert Rodriguez’s live-action take on the fan-favorite manga series “Gunnm” by Japanese artist Yukito Kishiro.

Co-written by Rodriguez, James Cameron, and Laeta Kalogridis, the film stars Rosa Salazar as Alita, a cyborg with a forgotten past and Christoph Waltz as Cyborg Doctor, Ido. Keean Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein, Mahershala Ali and Jackie Earle Haley co-star.

Alita: Battle Angel will hit theaters December 21, on the same day as Warner Bros. and DC’s next superhero entry Aquaman, and the Transformers prequel spin-off Bumblebee. See the trailer below.

Robert Rodriguez's Live-Action

Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first. As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.