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Cameron: Still Looking at Battle Angel 'Very Seriously' (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Titanic director has no timeframe for Battle Angel Alita/GUNNM manga film plans

Oscar-winning director James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar, Terminator) said at the "Entertainment Weekly: The Visionaries" panel at Comic-Con International on Friday that he is still interested the film adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga. However, in response to a question posed by a convention attendee, he acknowledges that he does not have a timeframe for this project that has been in development since at least 2006. According to Cameron:

That's something we're looking at very seriously. But I have other projects as well. So, if you look way down,…it's kind of, how much…how much appetite for another big effects project I'm going to have when I finish this one [Avatar film]. I think it's actually…you know what, it's not a great time to ask a woman if she wants to have other kids when she's crowning.

The Hollywood Reporter trade newspaper reported in 2008 that Cameron wanted "to do something a lot smaller" after he finishes his current Avatar action film project, which will open in North America in December. Viz Media published the Battle Angel Alita manga in North America, while ADV Films released the anime version.

Update: The MarketSaw.com website posted a video of Cameron's answer on the YouTube website (via Latino Review).

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