‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Secures Theatrical Release in China

Variety | 1/11/2019 | Patrick Frater
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20th Century Fox’s effects-heavy sci-fi action film, “Alita: Battle Angel” has secured a theatrical release in mainland China. It will play in February as the first Hollywood title to enter Middle Kingdom theaters after the Chinese New Year holidays.

The Feb. 22 date is more than two weeks after the film’s commercial run begins Feb. 5 in Singapore. It comes only a week after the film’s North American outing.

Director - Robert - Rodriguez - Cast - China

Although director Robert Rodriguez and the cast are not well-known in China, the film’s screenwriter and producer, James Cameron, is highly regarded, thanks to “Avatar” and “Titanic.” Cameron, who has visited China on multiple occasions, including to the Beijing film festival, is expected to be a centerpiece of the promotional campaign.

Cameron, Rodriguez and cast are scheduled to visit China in the week before the release. Weta Workshop, which provided many of the...
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