Special screenings of sci-fi movies attract fans

Special screenings of sci-fi movies "Predator" and "Avatar" were held for movie enthusiasts this week during the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival.

Special screenings of sci-fi movies “Predator” and “Avatar” were held for movie enthusiasts this week during the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival.

The movies produced by the 20th Century Fox have a large fan base in China. The screenings also attracted sci-fi novelists Ji Shaoting and Chen Qiufan.

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, The American sci-fi horror film “Predator” revolves around the mission of an elite paramilitary rescue team to save hostages.

On September 14, a new blockbuster continuation of the “Predator” film franchise directed by Shane Black will start its release in North America.

Director Black, whose credits include “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” and “Iron Man 3,” is a big fan of the franchise. 

“Avatar” enthusiasts were excited to know that its two sequels are under post-production and will be screened in 2020 and 2021. “Avatar” will be another eye-catching film series.

Currently “Avatar” director James Cameron is producing a new sci-fi adventure movie “Alita: Battle Angel” which is adapted from a classic Japanese animation. Cameron is also the film’s scriptwriter. The film will hit cinemas across North America on December 21.

Chinese scriptwriter and director Zhang Xiaobei, a fan of Cameron’s movies, expects that the “Alita: Battle Angel” will boast cutting-edge film technology and retain the filmmaker’s distinctive style. 

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