James Cameron Alita Battle Angel

James Cameron Hands ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ to Robert Rodriguez

James Cameron has apparently been wanting to make a live action adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s Alita: Battle Angel manga for quite some time. But developing Avatar 2, 3 and 4 must be quite involving. So Twentieth Century Fox, Cameron and Jon Landau have handed the project to another director, Robert Rodriguez.

Rodriguez has had prolific and varied career himself including Spy Kids, Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn and many other thoroughly enjoyable films. Alita: Battle Angel follows a 26th century female amnesiac cyborg who only remembers her deadly martial arts programming.

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On the new arrangement, Cameron said the following, “Robert and I have been looking for a film to do together for years, so I was pumped when he said he wanted to do Battle Angel. He’s very collaborative and we’re already like two kids building a go-kart, just having fun riffing creatively and technically. This project is near and dear to me, and there’s nobody I trust more than Robert, with his technical virtuosity and rebel style, to take over the directing reins. We’re looking forward to learning a lot from each other while we make a kick-ass epic.”

Rodriguez is also excited to work on the project. “Battle Angel is an incredibly rich and vibrant epic in the tradition of Jim Cameron’s spectacular, character-driven films. Getting to work from Jim’s terrific and visionary script while learning the cutting edge techniques he’s pioneered is a master class in filmmaking. It’s an honor to explore the world of Alita along with Jim and Jon, whose films have impacted me for decades.”

Sure to be an exciting movie.
Source: Deadline

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