Sci-fi blockbuster 'Alita: Battle Angel' set for Friday release across China

American film "Alita: Battle Angel" is slated for release in China on Friday. It is also the first Hollywood blockbuster film released after the spring festival holiday.

American sci-fi epic “Alita: Battle Angel” is slated for release in China on Friday.  

The movie is directed by Robert Rodriguez, known for “Sin City” and “From Dusk Till Dawn,” stars include Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz and Jennifer Connelly, and James Cameron is the film’s producer and scriptwriter.
Based on a Japanese manga series, the film follows a female cyborg who can’t remember her past life and embarks on a journey to discover who she is. 

The movie features spectacular fighting and adventure scenes, while Weta Digital artists designed a lot of the film’s stunning visuals. High-definition cameras were also used to capture delicate facial expressions and the characters’ moods.

At the movie’s Beijing premiere, on Monday, Cameron addressed the Chinese audience and said he was looking forward to seeing more successful Chinese sci-fi movies in the future, such as a film adaptation of Liu Cixin’s novel “The Three-body Problem.” 

The second and third installments of “Avatar” are under production and are expected to be released respectively in 2020 and 2021.

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