James Cameron Planning to Make 'Battle Angel' After 'Avatar' Sequels
Fans are still eagerly anticipating the double sequels following the 2009 blockbuster smash hit Avatar, and James Cameron is hard at work in New Zealand getting the film ready to go. Thankfully, Fox isn't rushing him to get the sequel out of the gate, but it sounds like both sequels will be arriving in the next few years. While we can't necessarily predict a timeline, Cameron has said the earliest the first sequel would be ready is 2015. Now it sounds like the third film in the series would follow pretty closely if Cameron's prediction for starting development on a long-gestating project actually comes to fruition. More below!
At a technology forum in Mexico City (via The Film Stage), Cameron mentioned the Avatar sequels, and how he was straying from creating new technologies in order to make the film, and moreso focusing on the story and characters. After all, the technology that made Avatar possible is already created, and now it's just being improved and perfected. But what's even more interesting is that Cameron verbalized an intention to make Battle Angel, the long-awaited adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's popular manga series from the 90's known as Battle Angel Alita. However, Cameron pointed out that he wouldn't begin developing that film until 2017. At this point, it's not clear if he would be wrapping up post-production on Avatar sequels or already finished with the films. But we're just happy to hear he still has it on his slate. Sound good?