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20th Century Fox Moves Release Dates For The Predator and Alita: Battle Angel

February 13, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Coming Soon reports that 20th Century Fox has announced it has moved the release dates for two of its films and assigned new dates for two other movies.

The first is Alita: Battle Angel, which was moved from July 20 to December 21. It will now compete against Aquaman, Bumblebee and Holmes & Watson.

Here’s a synopsis: Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) create a groundbreaking new heroine in Alita: Battle Angel, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), 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 (Keean Johnson), 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.

The Predator has been moved from August 3 to September 14, where it will be against Alpha, The Darkest Minds and Fighting With My Family> It was directed by Shane Black and stars Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay, Yvonne Strahovski, Alfie Allen, Sterling K. Brown and Edward James Olmos.

The sequel to Murder on the Orient Express, called Death on the Nile, will be released on November 8, 2019. Kenneth Branagh will return as Agatha Christie’s detective Hercules Poirot. The film will open two years after the release of Orient Express, against James Bond 25 and Noelle. The story, based on the book published in 1937. The story follows Poirot on vacation in Egypt as he investigates a murder that happened due to a love triangle.

Finally, Blue Sky Studios’ new film Foster will arrive on March 5, 2021.