Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BATTLE ANGEL (Speculating)


Battle Angel

Producer Jon Landau  recently spoke about the progress of Avatar 2 and Avatar 3, and then we got James Cameron revealing Avatar 4 would be a prequel.  But what we still don’t know is what they are planning to do after that, as it was previously reported that they would be adapting the manga series called Battle Angel, but will we ever see it?

In an interview with MovieZine, Landau commented on the possibility of seeing Battle Angel on screen by 2017:

“I am sure you will get to see “Battle Angel.” It is one of my favorite stories, a great story about a young woman’s journey to self-discovery. It is a film that begs the question: “What does it mean to be human? ‘. Are you human if you have a heart, a brain or a soul? I look forward to giving the audience the film.”

Alita Fan Art
Landau then went on to reinforce that the Avatar sequels would be their focus over the next few years with the manga adaptation following them up:

“Who we want to put in the lead role today and who we want to put in the lead role when the time comes, it can be two totally different people who would be right for the role. Now we focus on “Avatar” for the next four or five years. It will hopefully right after that.”

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the manga series, here’s the description from the first volume (via Amazon):

“When Doc Ido, a talented cyberphysician, finds Alita’s head in a junk heap, she has lost all memory of her past life. But when he reconstructs her, she discovers her body still instinctively remembers the Panzer Kunst, the most powerful cyborg fighting technique ever known. In the postapocalyptic world of the Scrapyard, as the secrets of Alita’s past unfold, each day is a struggle for survival.”

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