Considering the phenomenal success of Avatar, a sequel or sequels was a given, so no one was really that surprised when writer-director James Cameron revealed that he was filming Avatar 2 and 3 back-to-back. What was surprising, was when he hinted in May that he might be making plans for a fourth Avatar movie and said that he is "not interested in developing anything" outside of Avatar. Was Cameron going to alter his plans for an Avatar trilogy just to squeeze in another movie? And, what about the Battle Angel Alita adaptation that he said would have to be pried from his "cold dead fingers" before he would let it go? Apparently, Cameron won't be altering anything, revealing to MTV that the fourth Avatar would be a prequel to the trilogy. And, as for Battle Angel, producer Jon Landau said in a separate interview that he is "sure" we will get to see it...someday. what did cameron and landau say? >> Posted 09.12.12 by BrentJS
After writer-director James Cameron released his massively successful Avatar in 2009, fans wondered if he might squeeze in his long-gestating adaptation of Battle Angel between the planned sequels of Avatar 2 and Avatar 3. Depending on which Cameron you believe, Battle Angel might still have a future with the director and occasional "king of the world."
Just last month, Cameron told MTV that Battle Angel "would have to be pried out of my cold dead fingers," before stating that he can "see the good the Avatar franchise can do in terms of keeping a world audience cognizant of our relationship with nature, but doing it in an entertainment context and so ultimately I think there's more good to be done there than with Battle Angel." While Cameron hasn't officially canceled Battle Angel, his most recent comments seem to indicate that he has. In an interview with The New York Times, Cameron revealed that he is strictly "in the Avatar business." Avatar 4 in the works? >> Posted 05.07.12 by Ryan
Before it was officially announced that Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 will be the next directorial projects for James Cameron, there was some question about how the director might follow the success of Avatar. Cameron had even mentioned the possibility of directing Battle Angel, an adaptation of the Japanese manga series Battle Angel Alita before Avatar 2. In an interview with Collider, Cameron revealed that Battle Angel might not be off the table, yet.
Cameron will improv 3-D for Avatar 2 >> Posted 02.02.11 by Ryan
I’m obviously going to be pretty busy for the next five years [with Avatar 2 and 3]. And so I had to consider, do I hand this project off to another director? And then I thought, "No, I love it too much."
It was recently announced (though thoroughly anticipated) that director James Cameron's next project would be the sequel Avatar 2, which won't see theaters until December 2014. That gives Cameron plenty of time to work on the script. What the sequel will be about is unknown, though several rumors have spread around the internet. Avatar producer Jon Landau sought to dispel those rumors while talking to Empire, particularly the rumors that set Avatar 2 in the oceans of Pandora.
Who came up with that rumor, anyway? >> Posted 11.14.10 by Ryan
Water will be a part of the movie, but it won’t be all of the movie. There’s been a lot of rumors that it’s an underwater movie — it’s not. Just like the Floating Mountains, and the Na’vi's interaction with the mountains, were a part of Avatar, it’ll be the same type of thing.
Over a year before filmmaker James Cameron's Avatar would open to record-breaking box office numbers both domestically and internationally, it was revealed that Cameron’s follow-up movie might very well be a 3-D animated adaptation of the popular Japanese manga (comic book) series Battle Angel Alita (Gunnm in Japan). Due to the success of Avatar, Battle Angel has been all but forgotten amidst talk of the inevitable sequel to Avatar, but Cameron recently told ComingSoon, "It’s still on my radar." Now, Cameron has revealed to MTV that he might actually direct Battle Angel before Avatar 2. what's Battle Angel all about? >> Posted 08.28.10 by BrentJS
Despite the lack of a firm date on James Cameron's Avatar, the long-absent director is already working on his next project, a 3-D animated adaptation of the manga Battle Angel. Looks like the legendary director is planning to get back on the scene in a big way after his lengthy layoff since 1998's Titanic.
Concept artist Mark Goener spoke with Market Saw about the technical aspects of the project. The artist admitted to being largely under wraps via non-disclosure agreements, but offered praise of Cameron and his Lightstorm production company and said that he is working with production designer Martin Lang (Terminator Salvation, Titanic). He also indicated that, while the movie will pay homage to the original graphic novels, it will be altered to appeal to a more mainstream mass audience.
Source: Market Saw Posted 10.23.08 by reelz