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Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writer: James Cameron, Laeta Kalogridis
Cast: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keean Johnson
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | Minutes: 122
Release Date: July 24, 2019
Ever since James Cameron put all of his attention on the Avatar franchise, Alita: Battle Angel had been sitting on the back burner for as long as I could remember. Luckily, that all changed when he handed directing responsibilities over to Robert Rodriguez, who seemed to have the right sensibilities in order to bring the manga character to the big screen in a way that would honor the source material and their fans.
While the film was met with mixed reviews, most would say that the adaptation captured Alita and the futuristic world around her well. All those textures, the attention to detail, and the motion-capture work all speak to Cameron’s need to bring those characters and said world to audiences, and eliciting a wide-eyed and jaw-dropping reaction. Though the predictable narrative itself couldn’t support Alita: Battle Angel, the titular character’s journey of self-discovery is something worth watching. Check out my review of the film, plus some of the bonus feature that will be available, below.
When it comes to casting news for the The Fast and The Furious franchise, don’t expect to hear any reports from the trades. Usually, this information comes right from the stars of the film themselves. Like Vin Diesel, who has been there for almost the entire franchise. The actor took to social media today to announce that Oscar-winning actresses Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren will be back to reprise their roles. More on the report here below.
It’s almost hard to believe that we are finally getting to see the James Cameron-produced Alita: Battle Angel. Initially set to be directed by Cameron before he fell in deep with his Avatar sequels, the long-awaited adaptation of the manga is now a Robert Rodriguez directorial effort. The film has been met with mixed reactions, with many praising the visual aesthetics while criticizing the lack of story. Now with the film ready for release, Fox is amping up the hype by releasing one final look at the film. Check it out here below.
One-time advanced screenings can prove to be a huge benefit for some films as it will help drive up interest and possibly box office gross when the film actually hits theaters. Fox is hoping that will work this week.
The studio is giving everyone the chance to see Alita: Battle Angel in limited theaters in the United States and Canada for free tomorrow, January 31st. Find out how to get these tickets below.
Judging by the lack of Fast and Furious sequels, the franchise will continue to stay in the race by releasing spinoffs. The first will reunite Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham for the Hobbs and Shaw spinoff. And now it appears that there will be a female spinoff as well.
Vin Diesel took to social media to confirm that Nicole Perlman (Captain Marvel), Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser), and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider) will be penning a female spinoff that will presumably focus on Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and the surviving female members of the Fast and Furious family. More on the report below.