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Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel Gets a Release Date Anime and manga fans have spent many years watching as fans of American comic books and animation get all their wishes granted at the box office. Everything from Marvel and DC Comics to Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles get film after film, year after year, while fans of Japanese storytelling often get left out in the lurch. That trend is about to change. The box office will see an infusion of anime and manga inspired properties adapted for the American cinema for the first time. The titles include Ghost In The Shell, Full Metal Alchemist and of course Alita: Battle Angel.

'Battle Angel Alita' Casts Rosa Salazar to Play Battle Angel Alita A big bit of casting new for you before your holiday weekend: Collider reports that James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez have found their star for their big-budget, live-action movie version of Battle Angel Alita. It’s Rosa Salazar from The Maze Runner franchise (and the upcoming movie version of CHiPs). Salazar beat out finalists Maika Monroe (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) for the role. Continue reading…

Jared Leto To Star In Yakuza Flick 'The Outsider' It pays to remember that Oscar winner Jared Leto doesn't star in movies very often, and tends to be particular about the roles he takes. Prior to this summer's appearance as The Joker in "Suicide Squad," the actor's last big screen turn was in "Dallas Buyer's Club" three years ago.

"Expendables 4" Starts Shooting This Fall, Says Randy Couture at the Arnold Sports Festival

1:08 PM 3/9/2016 by Senh Duong
The Expendables 3
At the annual Arnold Sports Festival held in Columbus, Ohio, cast member Randy Couture confirms that “Expendables 4” will indeed be shooting this fall. Like I said in my previous article about the film's funding, Variety did report in October 2015 that production on the fourth entry to the action franchise will start this year, targeting a 2017 release. Now, we finally have confirmation from one of the cast members.

“Expendables 4” Gets Funding Interest from “Ip Man 3” Financier

12:43 AM 3/9/2016 by Senh Duong
The Expendables 3
There hasn’t been much news about “The Expendables 4” lately, but I came upon this tidbit after reading about the “Ip Man 3” box office scandal.

"Ip Man 3" Distributor Suspected of Box Office Fraud, Parent Company Loses $150M in Market Cap

4:07 PM 3/8/2016 by Senh Duong
Max Zhang in "Ip Man 3"
“Ip Man 3” opened huge in China last weekend, grossing $72M -- the biggest opening ever for a martial arts film (as its distributor proclaimed). Shows were sold out in theaters across the middle kingdom.

Yen Targets "Ip Man 4" for 2018 Release; Discusses Film with Director, Producer

7:17 PM 3/7/2016 by Senh Duong
"Ip Man 3"
Donnie Yen was promoting “Ip Man 3” as his last martial arts film, but when it broke box office records late last year in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore (and pulling in strong numbers in neighboring regions) before it opened in China, he told netizens during an IMDB Q&A that a fourth installment is “very likely.”
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