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  1. Article on Disney/Fox scheduling of upcoming releases. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-fox-merger-combined-box-office-strategy-begins-1153553
  2. The movie has to jump thru all the Lightstorm/Weta/Fox/Rodriguez/TEAM Cameron hoops before it sees the light of day, the movie will be fine hopefully it's not too watered down in terms of the violence.
  3. New article - with a production budget in the range of $175-200 million this will be a very tough haul imo https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/alita-robert-rodriguez-fears-letting-james-cameron-down-1150350 The filmmaker, who took over for the 'Avatar' director, notes, "The last thing I wanted was him to watch it and go, 'Uh, damn it, I knew I should have shot it myself.' " To get the look of the film right, Rodriguez and his team teamed with Weta Digita, known for work on the Lord of the Rings films, King Kong, The Jungle Book, and Avatar. Rodriguez said the effects company continued to push itself with Alita, particularly the lead character's facial expressions. “Even though they've done all those technological breakthroughs, we still have to keep adjusting and breaking the face," he said. "Every time they'd come up against a new scene where Rosa is very expressive, she does an expression that's not translating, they got to rebuild the face again and then change all the faces they did before to update them." The film was recently pushed from December to a Feb. 14, 2019 release date, and Rodriguez hopes audiences will opt to see it on IMAX in 3D. "We shot it in Native 3D. Jim [Cameron] and I had always been big 3D proponents," he said. "And because it's a true vision of the future. I mean, it's really so detailed and seen, heard, larger-than-life. I would want to see a Jim Cameron movie on the big screen. I saw Avatar on a huge IMAX screen and that marked my life.”
  4. I like your enthusiasm but.....I don't see it happening, not even close to be honest more like the modern equivalent of The Abyss or True Lies type numbers.
  5. Does anyone else think that maybe DISNEY has something to do with this? maybe they're looking at Marvel/20th Century/Disney/Pixar etc..and re-aligning some release dates to max potential box office and reduce competition with itself? on top of reviewing what everyone else is doing.
  6. Well if you know where the blood comes from that Alita is putting on her face....not so common. I wonder if they'll show that in the movie.
  7. Certainly looks that way, from the Avatar FB page. "We'll have plenty of releases like this to keep you on life-support until then" referring to Dec 2020.
  8. #27 All-Time adjusted for inflation (Domestic) - should pull in the family crowd for the holidays https://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm
  9. I'm not surprised at all, a new movie entity going up against established big names (Marvel/Transformers/Poppins). I saw this coming a mile away. If anything it buys them a little more time to tighten the screws and make Alita as good as it can be, they have visions of multiple sequels and it would be a damn shame if a good/great movie gets buried by a bad release date hence the move.
  10. Potential for a major production delay averted in New Zealand. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12133319 The government has abandoned plans to rein in ballooning subsides for Hollywood, citing film industry opposition and the threat of lawsuits from the producers of James Cameron's Avatar films. The Weekend Herald reported in June these payments - that sees studios get cash payments of up to 25 per cent of their local spending on productions - had totalled $575 million since 2010, prompting Economic Development Minister David Parker to announce he was looking at ways to cap or limit the escalating costs to taxpayers. But yesterday Parker, speaking from Australia, said following consultations with industry around the viability of their business - and thousands of accompanying jobs - without subsidies, and legal advice over a 2013 deal signed with Avatar producers, said cuts or changes to the subsidy scheme were now off the table. "We're not proposing to introduce a cap. We accept that the subsides are necessary, and we accept there's a benefit to the country," he said.
  11. Some new stuff on the way courtesy of Dark Horse Comics http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news/dark-horse-avatar-tsuteys-path/ In a Comic Book Resources exclusive, Dark Horse have announced a new six-issue companion series to James Cameron’s 2009 film, Avatar. “Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path” will be set during the events of the original film and follows the journey of a Na’vi after the arrival of Jake Sully. CBR said it promises to feature never-before-seen events that were only hinted at in the original film. The series will be written by novelist Sherri L. Smith (Lucy the Giant) and illustrated by Jan Duursema (“Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi”) with inks by Dan Parsons (“Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi”) and colors by Wes Dzioba (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”). The original Avatar film followed Jake Sully, a paralyzed former marine, as he took control of a Na’vi body and fell in love with a native woman on the planet – forcing him to fight for the survival of her home. Tsu’tey, played by Laz Alonso, was a member of the Na’vi clan who was suspicious of Sully throughout the film, until the soldier eventually earned his respect. Avatar is currently the highest grossing film of all time, and Cameron is currently filming two sequels, the first of which will arrive in 2020. The first (and until now, only) Avatar comic, “James Cameron’s Avatar,” was a single issue released for Free Comic Book Day 2017, which was also written by Sherri L. Smith and illustrated by Doug Wheatley (“Star Wars: Dark Times”). “Avatar: Tsu’tey’s Path” #1 is set to release on January 16, 2019.
  12. New from Funko - Alita (Motorball Body) - (Berserker Body) - (Doll Body)
  13. Here's one of the better making of docs. that I've seen, a good reminder of what it took to make the first movie. If you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend it.
  14. Are you sure they've started live action, I thought most of that work was being done in New Zealand starting Jan 2019.

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