News Alita: Battle Angel Film Pushed Back to December 21
posted on 2018-02-13 12:52 EST
The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that 20th Century Fox has pushed back its release date for Alita: Battle Angel, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's live-action film of Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga. The film was scheduled for a wide release on July 20, 2018, and it is now scheduled for December 21, 2018.
The film will star Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, Man Seeking Woman) in motion capture as Alita. Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sin City, Spy Kids) is directing the film. James Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment partner Jon Landau are producing the project, and Shutter Island's Laeta Kalogridis penned a script.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rodriguez said that the film is a self-contained story but "it tunes up a world and a character that could go on and on." Cameron originally planned for a film trilogy.
The film will get an IMAX release.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter (Mia Galuppo)