Fans who are interested in getting an early, and more importantly, free look at producer James Cameron's latest sci-fi adaptation Alita: Battle Angel, are in luck. The acclaimed filmmaker officially joined various social media platforms today to share the news that free Alita: Battle Angel screenings will take place on January 31 at theaters nationwide, two weeks before the film's official release.
Cameron, who also co-wrote the screenplay, informed the public that there would be Q&A opportunities at these screenings with director Robert Rodriguez and the cast as well. Fans can sign up here for these screenings which will occur at select 3-D locations across the country.
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So far, there have been positive responses from audiences who have been able to get firsthand looks at movie early, which is said to have encouraged 20th Century Fox to offer these early looks at Rodriguez's film.
With these early screenings, Fox is following in the footsteps of Warner Bros. and Paramount, who recently used advance screenings to help build positive buzz for Aquaman and Bumblebee, respectively.
Cameron has been attached to an adaptation of Battle Angel Alita since 2000 after being first introduced to Yukito Kishiro's titular manga by Guillermo del Toro. The story focuses on Alita (Rosa Salazar), a cyborg who awakens without her memory and taken in by the kind scientist, Ido (Christoph Waltz). As she connects to humanity, she becomes a protector of Iron City, only to be hunted by mysterious and corrupt forces which begins to trigger memories of her war-filled past.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Alita: Battle Angel adapts Yukito Kishiro's popular manga Battle Angel Alita. It will arrive in theaters on February 14, 2019. The film stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, Keean Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Lana Condor, and Eiza González.