Fox’s ‘Alita’ Lands Holiday 2018 Release, ‘Predator’ Reboot Bumped From Summer

Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile” gets Nov. 8, 2019 release date

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Fox has pushed back “Alita: Battle Angel” from July 20 to Dec. 21, as well as “The Predator” from Aug. 3 to Sept. 14. “The Darkest Minds” will move in to take its place.

Additionally, the studio has dated Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile,” which will now open in wide release on Nov. 8, 2019.

“Foster” will open in wide release on March 5, 2021.

“Alita: Battle Angel” will be produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau and will be directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film stars Rosa Salazar in the titular role, with Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali and Ed Skrein also starring.

“The Predator” is directed by Shane Black and is the fourth installment in the “Predator” film series, set to take place between 1990’s “Predator 2” and “Predators” (2010). Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Sterling K. Brown, Keegan-Michael Key, Jacob Tremblay, Yvonne Strahovski and Alfie Allen star.

“Death on the Nile” will be based on a book by Agatha Christie featuring Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, whom we just saw in Fox’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” Branagh stars as Poirot. “Murder on the Orient Express” also starred Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz and Willem Dafoe, and grossed $102.7 million at the domestic box office.

Jennifer Yuh Nelson directs “The Darkest Minds,” based on the young adult novel of the same name. Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson star.

For now, Fox’s upcoming release schedule includes Jennifer Lawrence’s “Red Sparrow,” “Super Troopers 2,” “Deadpool 2” and “Dark Phoenix.”