Behind the high-tech scenes of 'Alita: Battle Angel'

More than two years ago, 20th Century Fox invited the press to the set of Alita: Battle Angel, which had just started production. It was all very hush-hush, and we agreed not to report on what we'd seen, heard, and done on the backlot until the film's launch in February 2019.
In November 2016, I awoke early in Austin, Texas, and was driven to a site that was previously the city's main airport . It's now home to Troublemaker Studios, founded in 1999 by the film's director, Robert Rodriguez, and producer Elizabeth Avellán.
Carved out of two massive airplane hangars, Stage 1 (9,460 square feet) and Stage 2 (14,000 square feet) loomed large over background artists dressed in futuristic dystopian garb, who milled around grabbing breakfast from craft services. We were whisked through office hallways, the art department, wardrobe, and the Mill Space (fiberglassing, blow torches, vast sets, and lots of shouted commands to "Mind that cable!") before arriving in a dark screening room. Read more... More about Alita Battle Angel , Entertainment , and Movies Tv Shows

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