I've combined my book and movie posts for today's!
Avatar is sitting around $1.67 billion dollars and will soon overtake Titanic as the highest grossing film ever. (And I'm pleased Marvin at The Old Silly FINALLY went to see Avatar!)
So what does James Cameron do for an encore?
He's got several projects in the works, but let me cover the most likely first.
This graphic novel is a gem among Japanese comics and graphic novels. Written by Yukito Kishiro, Battle Angel's post-apocalyptic storyline remains fresh even to this day. It has already seen the big screen once as an animated 1993 film, Battle Angel Alita.
Right now, this film is "in production" and slated for a 2011 release. Cameron is both directing and writing, although no other names are attached. Considering his track record, we'll want to keep an eye on this film as it develops!
Yes, you read that correctly! A 3D CG animated movie based on the magazine is also in the works. With a $50 million dollar budget, this movie will follow the pattern of the 1981 version in that it will feature several different segments. (Rather than the awful 2000 version's one storyline.)
Some of the directors tapped for this project:
Cameron, David Fincher, Gore Verbinski, and tentatively Guillermo del Toro and Rob Zombie. Cameron is also listed as executive producer.
The title's tentative, as are the movie posters - but they were too kick-butt not to include!
Cameron has a lot of other projects in the works. Right now, he can probably do whatever he wants!