A few days ago, James Cameron made headlines when he claimed that he had no intention of pursuing any cinematic projects outside of Avatar 2, Avatar 3, and a possible Avatar 4. Longtime Cameron fans who have watched his post-Titanic career with curiosity know that the director has long mulled over a live-action adaptation of the manga Battle Angel Alita, but it was another case where Cameron was waiting for technology to catch up with his vision.
When Cameron claimed he no longer had a future outside of Avatar, Battle Angel fans were rightfully concerned. So much so that Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News actually reached out to Cameron today to get his definitive word on the subject. Cameron’s response? “I still love that project. But Battle Angel is not going to happen for a few years.” So Jim…you’re telling us there’s a chance!