Fox Sets New Predator, Alita, and Death on the Nile Release Dates

Movie release dates have had a knack for being unpredictable beasts, as of late.  Today, three movies proved that statement to be true as 20th Century Fox re-assed their upcoming movie release schedule, deciding to push back a few of their biggest films.  Specifically, Predator, Alita:  Battle Angel, and Death on the Nile.

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Shane Black‘s Predator film is one of the most intriguing films to release in 2018, and just so happens to be the film with the least movement.  Instead of releasing on August 3, Fox has circled September 14, 2018 has the new release date for the film starring Boyd HolbrookOlivia MunnTrevante RhodesKeegan-Michael KeySterling K. BrownJacob TremblayYvonne StrahovskiAlfie Allen, and Thomas Jane.  Unfortunately, we still don’t have a trailer yet for this one, but we’re assuming that we’ll have one by the summer blockbuster season.

Meanwhile, a film like Alita: Battle Angel has a more noticeable delay as it’s being moved from July 20 all the way to December 21, 2018 where the Robert Rodriguez and Canadian Supervillain James Cameron produced film will have to do battle with DC‘s Aquaman and the Transformers spin-off: Bumblebee.  Much to the chagrin of our own Rob Ntropi, who was extremely excited for this film in our Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 list, it’s likely that the extended delay is due to the high level of special effects involved.

Finally, our new favorite detective is back on the case as Hercule Poirot will return for the Murder on the Orient Express sequel, Death on the NileKenneth Branagh will return when 20th Century Fox releases Death on the Nile on November 8, 2019.  Branagh won’t be the only member of the crew returning for this Egyptian mystery.  Michael Green, the man who wrote the screenplay for Murder on the Orient Express, will also be responsible for Death on the Nile.

According to the synopsis for Agatha Christie‘s novel,

Beloved detective Hercule Poirot embarks on a journey to Egypt in one of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries, Death on the Nile. The tranquility of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish, and beautiful. A girl who had everything . . . until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: “I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.” Yet in this exotic setting nothing is ever quite what it seems.

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