Rosa Salazar joins James Cameron's 'Alita: Battle Angel'by HaydnSpurrell
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials star Rosa Salazar has been cast in the lead for James Cameron's adaptation of Battle Angel Alita. The actress will play a 26th century cyborg who's rescued from a scrapyard and put back together.
The character, Alita, who only remembers her training in deadly martial arts, becomes a hunter-warrior who tracks down vicious criminals. The pic will be directed by Robert Rodrigueze, and produced by Cameron for Fox under the LIghtstorm Entertainment banner.
The film is expected to have a budget of between $175 and $200 million. Cameron is also currently developing four sequels to 2009's Avatar.