James Cameron wants you to not only see “Alita: Battle Angel,” but to see the film in cinemas. In fact, in a new trailer for the film, Cameron says it’s the ONLY way to watch the movie which he produced and co-wrote.
The new trailer is pushing the film’s attempts at cutting-edge effects. While Robert Rodriguez helmed the movie, its Cameron’s passion project and he’s out promoting it hard. The film had its first screening the other night and a few reactions have popped up on social media praising the visuals and echoing the ‘see it in a cinema’ message.
Long range tracking for the costly film (via Box-Office Pro) currently has it opening in mid-February to the tune of $16 million. That’s not good for a sci-fi film rumored to cost somewhere between $150-200 million, with the movie also potentially set to open in third behind the second weekend of “The LEGO Movie 2” and the opening weekend of “Happy Death Day 2U” which is on track to take $24 million at only a fraction of the cost.
In fact the similarly cheap Rebel Wilson-led “Isn’t it Romantic” is not far off, scheduled to grab $14 million for that opening weekend when “Alita: Battle Angel” opens February 14th.