Pakistan has been a big market for Hollywood considering the number of footfalls these films manage to acquire. This trend has been well monitored by the international film distributors and production houses which are now coming up with unique ideas in order to showcase their products to a larger section of audiences globally.
As a result of such innovative marketing strategies 20th Century Fox movies is all set to pre-release its magnum opus 'Alita: Battle Angel' on the 8th February, 2019 in Pakistan, whereas the film will officially hit theatres in America a week later on Valentine (14th February, 2019)
It stars Rosa Salazar in the tutorial role supported by Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson. Set in the futuristic era, the cyberpunk action film is directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron / Jon Landau.
The plot is based on manga series by Yukito Kishiro - Battle Angel Alita. It's a story of a young cyborg woman who awakes with no memory of her past. She is retrieved by a cyber doctor who discovers she has unique fighting powers. Usually cyberpunk films don't have a happy ending as they usually deal with blurred morality leaving us sad about the future of human kind. However, the film offers high octane dose of crazy action unlike you have seen before.
Check the trailer here:
In order to promote the film James Cameron made his debut at social media to promote early screenings of Alita. This is indeed an early bird chance for fans across US to meet Alita and the team on 31st January 2019. They will be answering fan questions which can be submitted using #EXPIERENCEALITA.
2019 has relatively started off at a low note at the box office in Pakistan. Although there were plenty of films that released this month including movies like Gumm, Jackpot, Instant Family, Escape Room, K.G.F., Do Dooni Panj, Fraud Saiyaan and Cheat were unable to attract audiences to the theatres. We hope that 'Alita: Battle Angel' hits all the right notes and rakes in good moolah at the box-office.