Back in May, James Cameron revealed that, after the Avatar sequels, he’s completely done directing or producing any more narrative films, claiming, "I’m not interested in developing anything. I’m in the Avatar business. Period." However, there’s still one last franchise for the filmmaker to tackle: Battle Angel.
"We’ll focus on ‘Avatar’ for the next four or five years," producer Jon Landau told Coming Soon when asked about Cameron’s interest in the property. "Hopefully right after that… I am confident you will see it. It’s one of my favorite stories. I think it is an incredible story, a journey of self-discovery of a young woman. It is a movie that begs the question: ‘What does it mean to be human? Are you human if you have a heart, are you human if you have a mind, are you human if you have a soul?’ And I look forward to bringing that film to audiences."
Based on the ’90s manga series, Battle Angel takes place in a post-apocalyptic future and centers on Alita, a cyborg girl who has lost all her memories and doesn’t even know who she really is.
Laeta Kalogridis (Alexander, Shutter Island) provided the latest draft of the screenplay, which combines the first three graphic novels into the film’s story.
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