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Fox Shifts "Predator," "Alita" Release Dates

28 May 2016 2:05 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In the wake of "The Maze Runner: The Death Cure" being delayed almost an entire year, 20th Century Fox has done some shuffling of its release schedule and handed out fresh dates for a bunch of projects.

The most notable is Shane Black's restart of the "Predator" franchise which will be going out earlier than expected. Originally slated for a March 2nd 2018 release, the film is now being moved up a few weeks to a February 9th 2018 opening opposite "Fifty Shades Freed" and one week ahead of Marvel's "Black Panther".

Producer James Cameron's "Alita: Battle Angel" has also finally been given a release date with the film targeting a July 20th 2018 opening. Fox had originally slated an untitled Blue Sky animate feature for that slot, but have yanked it with no new date set just yet. The film is also set to precede a comic book film by »

- Garth Franklin

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Predator 4 and Alita: Battle Angel Get New 2018 Release Dates

28 May 2016 11:29 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has been reported today that The Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third movie in the franchise, is being delayed almost an entire year while leading man Dylan O'Brien recovers from on-set injuries. In the wake of this, 20th Century Fox has done some rescheduling, handing out a few new release dates, and shuffling others. The biggest of these upcoming movies is director Shane Black's Predator reboot, which is arriving earlier than expected. And producer James Cameron's Alita: Battle Angel has finally been given an official summer release date.

Set up as a true sequel to the first three films, The Predator reboot will arrive as a big budget tentpole. 50 Cent is reportedly starring in the movie, which may bring Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dutch back from the 1987 classic. The sci-fi thriller about a hunter from outer space who collects skulls as trophies was originally set to open »

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Hudson Hawk at 25

28 May 2016 11:16 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

If there is a reliable truism that can coexist alongside the American film industry’s dance of death with economically insane budgets that now routinely soar north of $200 million, it is that (most) critics and potential ticket-buyers can be counted on to review bad buzz and publicized woes of dollars and production instead of the actual movie once it finally finds its way to a screen. And it may in fact be true that the drama behind the scenes often outstrips the quality of the wide-screen finished product, though certainly this is not always the case. The reception of big-budget box-office flops like John Carter, The Lone Ranger, Jupiter Ascending and Oliver Stone’s Alexander are but some late examples of our number-crunching obsession with pop culture minutiae and the fascination of a behemoth’s preordained fall. Most who trudged out to see any of these films during their theatrical »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Maze Runner 3 Delayed Until 2018 While Star Recovers

28 May 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While it was original stated that The Maze Runner: The Death Cure wouldn't be shifted out of its February 17, 2017 release slot following the on-set injuries obtained by star Dylan O'Brien, that plan has now changed. The Ya fantasy adventure is being delayed by almost a year while the actor recovers. The movie will now debut on January 12, 2018. This has caused 20th Century Fox to do some in-house restructuring, which means new release dates for quite a few anticipated releases.

The Death Cure was originally slated to go up against quite a few heavy hitters, and the move might be for the best. Opening on February 17 of next year are the anticipated sequel Bad Boys 3 and the Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower. Warner Bros. also has the comedy Fist Fight opening in this frame, which pits Ice Cube and Charlie Day in a brawl amongst high school teachers that is »

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Dylan O’Brien’s ‘Maze Runner: Death Cure’ Release Pushed Back to 2018

27 May 2016 8:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox has moved back its release for “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” by nearly a year to Jan. 12, 2018, as star Dylan O’Brien recovers from his March 17 injuries after an on-set car accident.

Fox made the announcement Friday, a month after disclosing that resumption of principal photography on “Maze Runer: The Death Cure” had been delayed for a second time to allow O’Brien more time to fully recover from his injuries. The studio has not revealed when production will re-start.

The movie — the third in the Maze Runner trilogy — had been set for a Presidents Day weekend release date of Feb, 17, 2017. Wes Ball is directing the film. O’Brien’s character is on a mission to find a cure to the “Flare,” a deadly disease.

O’Brien was hit by a car and suffered multiple injuries on March 17 on the set in British Columbia. The 24-year-old actor was »

- Dave McNary

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Rosa Salazar To Topline Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Battle Angel Alita’

27 May 2016 6:12 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Maze Runner actress Rosa Salazar has signed on to star in Battle Angel Alita, an adaptation of the popular Manga by Yukito Kishiro being produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Rodriguez made the announcement earlier today. Excited that @rosa_salazar will be taking the lead in @JimCameron and my adaptation of #Alitabattleangel — Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) May 27, 2016 Set in the 26th century, the story follows an… »

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‘Maze Runner’ Star Rosa Salazar to Topline James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

27 May 2016 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” star Rosa Salazar has landed the lead in James Cameron’s adaptation of “Battle Angel Alita.”

Salazar will portray a 26th century cyborg who’s rescued from a scrapyard and put back together. Her character Alita, who only remembers her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior who tracks down vicious criminals.

Robert Rodriguez is directing the film. His credits include “El Mariachi,” “Desperado,” “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” “Sin City” and the “Spy Kids” films.

Cameron and Landau, who will produce for Fox under their Lightstorm Entertainment banner, are also currently in pre-production on four “Avatar” sequels.

Alita: Battle Angel” is expected to have a budget between $175 million and $200 million. Salazar is the first cast member to be annouced.

In addition to “The Scorch Trials,” Salazar starred opposite Shailene Woodley in “Insurgent” and will appear in Dax Shepard’s “Chips. »

- Dave McNary

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Movie News: Up to Seven More 'Power Rangers' Sequels Eyed; Watch Mark Wahlberg in New 'Deepwater Horizon' Trailer

27 May 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Power Rangers: With a new Power Rangers movie set to hit theaters on March 24, 2017, plans are already afoot for more installments in the series. Jon Feltheimer, Lionsgate CEO, stated: "We are really, really excited about the Power Rangers movie. We could see doing five or six or seven.” The first movie is a reboot of the origin story told in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series. [Variety]   Alita: Battle Angel: Reportedly, Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) has landed the plum title role in Alita: Battle Angel. She was among several finalists floated last month. Robert Rodriguez is set to direct the live-action version of a Japanese manga about a cyborg bounty hunter; James Cameron will produce. [Collider]   Thor: Mel Gibson says...

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Rosa Salazar nabs lead in Alita: Battle Angel

27 May 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month, it was reported that several actresses had tested for the lead role in Alita: Battle Angel, James Cameron’s long-gestating adaptation of the manga series, and now Collider is reporting that Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) has secured the title role.

Salazar was mentioned as a contender on the original shortlist, which also included Maika Monroe (It Follows), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Bella Thorne (The Duff). She will star as Alita, an amnesiac cyborg who is found in a junkyard by a cybermedic expert; discovering she possesses incredible martial arts skills, Alita decides to become a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals.

Update: Entertainment Weekly has also confirmed Salazar’s casting.

Alita: Battle Angel is being directed by Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn), with Cameron opting to hand over directorial duties to allow him to focus on his many Avatar sequels. As yet there’s no »

- Gary Collinson

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Rosa Salazar To Topline "Battle Angel Alita"?

27 May 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Rosa Salazar ("The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials," "Insurgent: The Divergent Series") has reportedly scored the lead role in the live-action film adaptation of the popular Japanese manga "Battle Angel Alita" at 20th Century Fox.

Set in the 26th century, Salazar plays an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard and put back together without a memory of her past life but with an advanced knowledge of marital arts. She soon becomes a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals.

James Cameron will produce and Robert Rodriguez will direct the project which was originally slated to be helmed by Cameron before his "Avatar" sequel commitments took his attention. The production has yet to seta start date but will have a budget in the $175-200 million range.

Source: THR and Collider »

- Garth Franklin

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Rumor: Rosa Salazar Will Suit Up as ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ For Robert Rodriguez

27 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Movie fans with long memories may recall that Alita: Battle Angel was once known as Battle Angel Alita and that it was supposed to be James Cameron‘s next film after Avatar. Then Cameron decided to make Avatar movies until the day he dies and the Hollywood adaptation of the popular manga was handed over to […]

The post Rumor: Rosa Salazar Will Suit Up as ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ For Robert Rodriguez appeared first on /Film. »

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'Scorch Trials' Actress to Star in James Cameron's 'Battle Angel' Movie

27 May 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez have found their Angel. Rosa Salazar has nabbed the lead in the adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Battle Angel Alita. She will star as the amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard and put back together without a memory of her past life but, awesomely, with an advanced knowledge of martial arts. Set in the 26th century, the story sees Alita become a bounty hunter, tracking down criminals. The Fox film, titled Alita: Battle Angel, originally was going to be directed by Cameron, but due to his prodigious Avatar shooting schedule, directorial duties were handed off to the genre

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Alita: Battle Angel Wants Maze Runner Star Rosa Salazar as the Lead

27 May 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, a report surfaced claiming producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez were eyeing four actresses for their long-awaited adaptation Alita: Battle Angel. The four candidates were Zendaya Coleman (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Bella Thorne (The Duff), Maika Monroe (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Rosa Salazar (The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials). Today, we have word that the director and producer have decided on their leading lady, with Rosa Salazar reportedly winning the role.

Previously, sources claimed that Zendaya Coleman may be the front runner. But that initial report also revealed the actress may have scheduling complications with her hit Disney Channel TV series, K.C. Undercover. This news hasn't been confirmed by the studio, but our story from last month claimed producers would make their final decision within the next few weeks. And it seems they've finally chosen their leading lady. It isn't clear when production may begin.

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'Battle Angel Alita' learns nothing, casts non-Asian actress as the lead

27 May 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With 8 million Avatar sequels on his plate, one might think James Cameron would let go of his attempt to make Battle Angel Alita. But the thing about passion projects is their champions are pretty passionate. Back in April, Cameron handed off the directorial reins to Robert Rodriguez (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For). Now the first actor has been cast. As first reported by Collider, Rosa Salazar (Insurgent) has been cast as the title character of Alita. Not a complete surprise as she was on the shortlist with Zendaya and Maika Monroe. But considering we’re still in the throes of finally dealing with the erasure of Asian actors in Hollywood, a disappointing result nonetheless. If you missed the many kerfuffles, a bit of a recap. First, there was the attempt to get #AsianAmericanIronFist going. While I doubt many folks expected it to happen, it did open the door »

- Donna Dickens

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The Maze Runner Star Rosa Salazar Closing In On Battle Angel Alita Lead

27 May 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Currently overseeing production on four planned Avatar sequels for release across the next six-to-seven years, to say that James Cameron’s slate is all booked up may read like something of an understatement. But such an accelerated timeline means that the director’s long-gestating adaptation of the Battle Angel manga has fallen by the wayside.

Deciding to appoint some fresh blood at the helm, we learned late last year that Cameron had recruited Robert Rodriguez to pick up directing duties, and now the project is finally – finally! – teetering on the edge of production.

Adding fuel to that fire today is a report by Collider, claiming that Rosa Salazar (The Divergent Series, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) is closing in on the lead role, possibly beating out Maika Monroe (It Follows), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Bella Thorne in the process.

Perhaps encouraged by Ghost in the Shell‘s progress over at »

- Michael Briers

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Maze Runner Actress Rosa Salazar Lands Lead In Robert Rodriguez And James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel

27 May 2016 6:39 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Though James Cameron was originally slated to direct the live-action Alita: Battle Angel (they've tinkered with the title slightly), last year we found out that his commitment to the Avatar sequels meant that he had to hand over the reigns to Sin City helmer Robert Rodriguez. The duo have been looking for a star ever since, and we recently found out that they'd narrowed the search down to four: Bella Thorne (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Maika Monroe (It Follows), and Rosa Salazar (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials). Though reports indicated that Zendaya looked to be the frontrunner at the time, according to Collider it's Salazar that'll be playing the cyborg bounty hunter. No release date has been set for Alita: Battle Angel yet as the project is still not officially greenlit. Word is the studio is still trying to get the budget under control. »

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Rosa Salazar Lands Lead In Robert Rodriguez & James Cameron’s ‘Battle Angel Alita’

27 May 2016 6:10 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In addition to making his name with blockbuster spectacles, James Cameron is also known for making movies that have tough or complex female lead roles. Ripley in “Aliens,” Sarah Connor in the “Terminator” franchise, and Neytiri in “Avatar” all fit this model (though, we’ll politely overlook everything about Jamie Lee Curtis‘ character in “True Lies“) […]

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Rosa Salazar Cast in Lead Role 'Alita: Battle Angel'

27 May 2016 5:25 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

James Cameron takes his time on all his projects, and Alita: Battle Angel is no exception.

After several years in development, Cameron handed the directing duties to Robert Rodriguez since he is extremely busy with several Avatar sequels.

Now the project moves forward with Rosa Salazar nabbing the lead actress role.

Salazar was best known for her role as Brenda in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. With the Maze Runner: The Death Cure on the backburner for now, it frees her up to play the cyborg in this manga adaptation.

Other actresses under consideration were It FollowsMaika Monroe and Disney Channel’s long-time singer and star Zendaya. Bella Thorne, who starred with Zendaya in Shake It Up, also tested for the part.

The manga was written by Yukito Kishiro. Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis adapted it into a screenplay.

The story follows a cyborg created during the post-apocalyptic future. She »

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Has Rosa Salazar landed the lead role in Alita: Battle Angel?

26 May 2016 8:13 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Fans have been waiting for James Cameron to tackle his adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's "Battle Angel Alita" for quite some time, but since it looks as though he'll be sticking with Pandora for the foreseeable future, he handed directing duties over to Robert Rodriquez. Since then, development of Alita: Battle Angel has been steadily progressing and according to the... Read More »

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Power Rangers: plans afoot for up to 7 movies

26 May 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Next year's Power Rangers movie is set to be the first of many...

Right now, the reboot of the Power Rangers movie franchise is shooting, under the stewardship of director Dean Israelite. But lest any of us be in any doubt as to Lionsgate’s ambitions for this series, CEO Jon Feltheimer has confirmed that many sequels are in the offing.“We are really really excited about the Power Rangers movie”, he told Variety. “We could see doing five or six of seven”, he added.

Crikey: who does he think he is? James Cameron with his Avatar sequels?!

Joking aside, there’s the small matter of the first Power Rangers movie, which arrives in cinemas on March 24th 2017. If that hits big, you’d best make some room on your shelves for a sizeable boxset in around 15 years’ time….


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