Alita: Battle Angel offers immersive experience ahead of opening
The long-delayed sci-fi movie Alita: Battle Angel is finally coming to theaters in February, but fans will be able to visit the fictionalized world of Iron City ahead of time. According to Deadline, as part of the promotion for the film, a handful of cities will host an immersive experience called “Passport to Iron City.” Participants can walk the streets of the futuristic dystopia, interact with residents, and even solve puzzles to earn credits.
“Passport to Iron City” will open in Los Angeles starting January 23; New York on January 26 and Austin on January 29. The project comes from creative production company iam8bit and media and entertainment firm The Seelig Group. Tickets can be purchased at AlitaExperience.com.
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.
The film hits theaters on February 14, 2019.