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'Passport to Iron City' brings 'Alita: Battle Angel' to life

Before they experience “Alita: Battle Angel” on the big screen, fans in Austin, Los Angeles and New York have the opportunity to actually enter the world of the film. “Passport to Iron City” is a new, fully immersive attraction that replicates the film’s Iron City down to the last detail. There, attendees can interact with the City’s gritty residents, earn credits by completing puzzles and challenges, experiment with custom technology built for the retro-future Alita aesthetic, and uncover hidden clues to determine their fate with The Factory. Take a first look inside “Passport to Iron City” right here:

From producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez, “Alita: Battle Angel” is set several centuries in the future. There, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, 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, 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.

A 20th Century Fox release, “Alita” also stars Christoph Waltz as Ido, Jennifer Connelly as Chiren, Mahershala Ali as Vector, Ed Skrein as Zapan and Keean Johnson as Hugo.

“Passport to Iron City” opens in Los Angeles on January 23, New York on January 26 and Austin on January 29. “Alita: Battle Angel,” meanwhile, hits theaters on February 14th.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.

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