Even as James Cameron plots his return trip to Pandora, the world-renowned filmmaker is still promising a Battle Angel movie.
Cameron spoke at TagDF in Mexico City last week, where he delved into his plans for future filmmaking endeavors, including his intention to develop Battle Angel in 2017, once he's finished working on the two announced Avatar sequels. Cameron said he is "shifting his focus from creating new technologies to expanding story and characters," with "trans-human exploration" extending to his work on the Battle Angel adaptation.
Based on Yukito Kishiro's manga series Battle Angel Alita, Cameron's adaptation has been in the works for years. The record-breaking success of Avatar paused Cameron's work on developing the project, but he's continually said he still plans to make the movie. His latest comments confirm his commitment, but the projected 2017 start-date for development is still quite a way's away.
See more of Cameron's TagDF appearance in the video below.
(Source: The Film Stage)