Junkie XL to compose the score for Alita: Battle Angel soundtrack
Composer Antonius Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL took to Twitter to officially announce his involvement in the soundtrack of 20th Century Fox‘s forthcoming Alita: Battle Angel. Holkenborg revealed that being able to work with James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez is “unbelievable,” calling them his “cinematic heroes.”
Junkie XL is Dutch composer who has worked soundtracks for many blockbuster films such as: Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2; Mad Max: Fury Road which starred Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron; Shailene Woodley and Theo James’ Divergent; and popular R-rated superhero film Deadpool. He has also worked on the score for Peter Jackson’s upcoming fantasy film Mortal Engines which scheduled to premiere this December 14.
Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) create a groundbreaking new heroine in Alita: Battle Angel, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. 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.
Alita: Battle Angel also stars Jennifer Connelly (Top Gun: Maverick), Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Green Book), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), and Jackie Earle Haley.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film features a screenplay written by James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis and Rodriguez. Based on the graphic novel series Gunnm by Yukito Kishiro, Alita: Battle Angel is produced by Cameron and Jon Landau.
Alita: Battle Angel will debut on February 14, 2019.