Christoph Waltz in James Cameron's film?

Los Angeles: Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz is in talks to star in filmmaker James Cameron's “Alita: Battle Angel”.

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez will be directing the ambitious adaptation of the popular manga series.

If a deal is made, Waltz would join Rosa Salazar in the movie with Salazar portraying a 26th century cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard and reassembled, reports

In the film, Salazar's character Alita, who only remembers her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior who tracks down vicious criminals. 

And if Waltz says yes to the role, he would play Doctor Dyson Ido, the cybersurgeon who finds the cyborg and becomes her mentor.

“Alita: Battle Angel” is slated to release on July 20, 2018.