Fox delays release of Predator and Alita: Battle Angel

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From Digital Spy

20th Century Fox has pushed back the release dates for two of its most anticipated movies – The Predator and Alita: Battle Angel.

The Predator reboot, which is directed by Iron Man 3's Shane Black and has already been pushed back before, will now be released over a month later, shifting from August 3 to September 14.

According to Den of Geek, rumours are circulating that the movie is going through some re-shoots at the moment.

However, the bigger delay is for Robert Rodriguez's Alita, which now moves from a summer movie to the Christmas period – from July 20 to December 21.

It seems a risky move as it will now be pitted against a number of recognisable big franchise movies such as Aquaman, which may hinder its chances at the box office – especially worrying as it has a big budget.

The first trailer for the movie – based on the 1990 manga set in a cyberpunk future where humans and cyborgs live in a giant scrapheap – was unveiled in December.

Meanwhile, the first plot details for The Predator were released a few months ago, actor Thomas Jane explaining that it centres on a group of "f**king crazy" veterans who go and hunt the Predator.

Black himself told Digital Spy that it would be a fun movie, explaining: "I think there's a tremendous mistake today in assuming that a movie has to choose one tone solely, consistently throughout, and just stick to that tone."

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