News Cameron: Battle Angel Still Planned After Avatar 2/3
posted on 2011-06-10 17:02 EDT by Andrew Osmond
Director James Cameron reiterated on Thursday that his Battle Angel Alita film will be delayed until he finishes his two sequels to Avatar. Cameron said: "I'm doing a second and third [Avatar] film. We're at the writing stage right now, early design, doing software development and so on. Battle Angel is right now on hold until those films are done."
Cameron made the comments at a dinner in his honor hosted by the charity Covenant House California.
According to an interview at the end of January, Cameron said he was planning to adapt "the spine story" of the Battle Angel Alita manga with elements from the first four books. Cameron has been working on an adaptation of the manga since at least 2003, and he already commissioned a script and a year of design work.
Kishiro's manga ran in Shueisha's Business Jump magazine from 1990 to 1995, followed by the 1995-1996 follow-up Ashen Victor and the single-volume Gunnm: Other Stories. The story continued in 2001 with the retelling Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, which moved to Kodansha's Evening magazine as the result of an issue between Kishiro and Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine.
Source: Belfast Telegraph