James Cameron Offers An Update On BATTLE ANGEL

James Cameron Offers An Update On BATTLE ANGEL

James Cameron confirms that Battle Angel will be sitting on the shelf for a while due to his work on the next two Avatar movies. So, will we see someone else take on the project?

For those of you hoping to see an adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's hit manga series any time soon, James Cameron has some disappointing news for you. While we've already heard that the project may be on hold until as late as 2016, some wondered whether the director would either end up starting work on it sooner or pass the directing reigns on to someone else. Talking to MTV Splash Page, Cameron made it clear that isn't the case, revealing that the next two instalments in the Avatar franchise are his top priority.

"I 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. Ultimately I think there's more good to be done there than with 'Battle Angel.' 'Battle Angel' is just a great, kick ass story. It would have to be pried out of my cold dead fingers. But on the other hand, I don't want to take it to my grave either. [We want to see it] at some point, yeah."

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JamesBond007Skyfall - 4/18/2012, 2:51 AM
I guess what he wants doesn't matter anymore. I'm pretty sure he said he'd make Battle Angel before a new Avatar movie...
pro346 - 4/18/2012, 3:44 AM
I'd rather see Cameron do a true sequel to aliens just forget about part 3 and 4.....Prometheus is sounding less and less like its connected to the alien world should be great though.
xXkryptoniteXx - 4/18/2012, 4:57 AM
Screw the overrated avatar movie, John carter was a better sci fi film and if you compare what was a better sci fi film in that year when avatar came out. Star trek number 1, district 9 number 2 then avatar is number 3. So screw avatar 2 & 3, either do an alien movie or terminator or do something fresh and do battle angel. Screw avatar.

The thing I hate about avatar is that it doesn't have a good original story and that the na'vi are too similar to native Indians. It would have been interesting if the na'vi didn't act or sound like the native Indians. There aliens from a different world so why do they sound similar to the native Indians on earth?? You going to say nature? Come on do something at least different then adapting a Pocahontas into a sci fi film.
marvel72 - 4/18/2012, 5:31 AM
this movie will never get made,he gives updates once a year to make it sound like we're actually gonna see it.

soon he'll be to busy with filming avatar 2 & 3.
Gutts81 - 4/18/2012, 5:58 AM
I'm not even gonna get mad by this. Cameron is a proven director it should be and when(If) it comes out it should be phenomenal. I would not want anyone else no matter who they are, To touch it.
MarkJulian - 4/18/2012, 6:11 AM
I remember reading an article where Cameron stated he was conflicted about whether to do Battle or Avatar and ended up choosing Avatar. I doubt we'll ever see this movie, at least with Cameron in the director's chair.
zbrownsville - 4/18/2012, 6:37 AM
With Mr. Cameron, Trees good; human beings bad.
sharkman03191 - 4/18/2012, 7:17 AM
Great, movies where the human race look more and more like assholes. Enough already. You know, I actually liked Avatar before it turned into an environmental lecture.
13echo - 4/18/2012, 7:22 AM
I think that first fight in Sucker Punch looks alot like how Battle Angel would look like....guess I will have to be satisfied with that for now.
Aeyan - 4/18/2012, 7:22 AM
This movie is never getting made.
MassExecutions - 4/18/2012, 7:47 AM
Just another way pseudo-environmentalism is making the world worse instead of better.
GreyChaos13Zero - 4/18/2012, 8:48 AM
I can't wait to see Avatar 2 & 3 tho what's Battle Angel, sounds cool?)
Talontd - 4/18/2012, 8:58 AM
Guys, CAMERON is shooting AVATAR 2 & 3 back to back making Battle Angel essentially 1 movie away....why all the pessimism? Granted this is CAMERON so that means 5-10years, lol, but at least it's next on his plate...that's AWESOME news as far as i'm concerned. I'm looking forward to all 3 films...
rocky - 4/18/2012, 9:09 AM
Cameron's sequels have always blown people away. Avatars 2 and 3 will do it yet again.

Like Talontd said Battle Angel is basically one film away. Cameron is too in love with that project to pass it off. I can't wait to see him finally get to it.

Funny thing is that the Oblivion film with Tom Cruise seems to have some similarities to Battle Angel. Hopefully not too similar
Shaman - 4/18/2012, 9:17 AM
I hope you make it before Ellen Page gets too old to play Gally!!!

Ha1frican - 4/18/2012, 3:09 PM
I was a huge Avatar hater because of its hype IMO crappy trailer and the fact that it looked like Pocahontas, but after seeing it recently i loved it. I was right a bit about Pocahontas and it isn't the greatest movie of all time but it was awesome. This sounds interesting but i'd rather have Avatar 2 first.
thunderforce - 4/18/2012, 5:44 PM
I wish he would say . I wish the Avengers people would have called me and used my cameras I would have made The Avengers 3d a hole lot better .

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