From Anime News Network:
Production is underway for a sequel to the Appleseed film, as well as a TV series based on the franchise, according to an interview with Masamune Shirow in the latest Kikan-S magazine. LA's Axis Entertainment first announced the plans in December 2004.
Why I care: I really don't care since I didn't like the movie (though I did enjoy much of the original manga). It's more like I'm shocked that the movie generated enough support to justify expanding the franchise with both a sequel and a series. Maybe they're just betting they can do better this time around.