Alita will return to US cinemas later this month, says James Cameron

Sam Warner
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Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

From Digital Spy

James Cameron has revealed that 2019 movie Alita: Battle Angel will return to cinemas this month.

In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a number of older movies are being screened once again in order to entice moviegoers back to cinemas.

Cameron, who co-produced and co-wrote Alita, has now revealed that the movie is among those that will be back in theatres, tweeting: "We're with you #AlitaArmy — Alita's coming back to the big screen on October 30th".

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

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Alita debuted to fairly decent reviews and box office, and has since attracted a cult following – one that is very keen to see a sequel.

In fact, fans are so passionate that they even bought advertising on billboards in Los Angeles earlier this year to highlight their campaign.

Producer Jon Landau previously expressed desire to make a sequel too, praising fans for their work.

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

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"What I think the Alita Army should do is keep peppering our family now at Disney and [let them know] how important it is to have another Alita movie and hopefully we'll venture there one day," he said last year.

Landau added of when we could potentially see a follow-up: "I think when you can talk about any movie, and I won't talk specifically about Alita, but your first step is writing a script.

"You've got to assume that's going to take you 12 to 18 months to write a script. Assuming that script is great, you then have a six to 10 month pre-production. You then have a six-month shoot. You then have a year of post-production and that's just any movie of this ilk."

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