The 2nd Dimension

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Battle Angel movie is a go

Contrary to recent rumors reporting that James Cameron's live action Battle Angel is on hold in favor of a mysterious Project 880, it looks like Battle Angel is currently in the works after all.

In an interview with The Independent, Cameron re-confirms that the Panzer Kunst-weilding bad-ass (but with a sensitive heart) cyborg Alita will in fact hit the big screen in the next couple of years. (He had previously mentioned a 2007 release date.)

Inspired by Japanese graphic novels, he is currently developing Battle Angel, a cyborg thriller set in the 26th century. "It's going to be a mega-budget film shot in 3-D," Cameron enthuses. "It's set in a post-human world in the distant future, and a number of the main characters will be computer-generated. It's a kind of virtual film-making. We're building a whole new motion-capture technology. I'm impatient to get on with using the tools of the future."

He continues: "The main thrust is a love story between a human man and a female cyborg, and the film contains a range of characters from the fully human to the fully machine. I'm embracing the fact that human beings are amazingly adaptable. We've got a lot of flaws, but we're also pretty clever. We've got the tools, but can we use them?"

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