James Cameron will begin work on his long-delayed Battle Angel Alita movie once he’s finished with the Avatar sequels.
The Titanic director has been kicking around the project for quite a few years now. Although it’s still several years away, Cameron intends to move forward with the project in 2017.
The award-winning filmmaker recently sat down with Children of Men director Alfonso Cuaron to discuss a number of different topics. According to The Film Stage, James Cameron hasn’t completely abandoned the Battle Angel project just yet.
Given the popularity of Avatar around the globe, it’s not altogether surprising that Cameron currently has plans to finish out the trilogy. Once those films are out of the way, the director can then move on to something else.
James Cameron assured MTV News last year that the project was still moving forward. Avatar might be taking up the majority of his time at the moment, but he still has every intention of bringing that story to the big screen.
“[You] would have to be pried out of my cold dead fingers, but, on the other hand, I’m not gonna — I don’t wanna take it to my grave, either,” the director explained.
Battle Angel Alita takes place 300 years after a war lays waste to most of the world. The story follows a young female cyborg who is unearthed in some wreckage and eventually repaired. Unfortunately for the poor girl, she has no memory of who she is or where she came from.
During his chat with Cuaron, James Cameron also discussed his displeasure with most 3D movies. In his opinion, not every motion picture that comes barreling down the Hollywood pipeline needs to be presented in the format.
“I do not think Hollywood is using the 3D properly. The reason I say that Hollywood is not doing well is because it is automatic. For example, ‘Man of Steel,’ ‘Iron Man 3′ and all those movies should not necessarily be in 3D. If you spend 150 million on visual effects, the film is already going to be spectacular, perfect,” Cameron explained.
Are you looking forward to James Cameron’s Battle Angel Alita adaptation?