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For years, James Cameron has been saying he wants to bring a live action adapt of manga "Battle Angel: Alita" to screens and it's looking like that may finally happen. 20th Century Fox just set Cameron and Jon Landau to produce the film with Robert Rodriguez in negotiations to direct.

The movie will be based on Yukito Kishiro's hit manga with the story set in the 26th century where the title character — an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by a doctor. The rebuilt Alita, remembering only her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals.

“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,'” Cameron said. “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 said in a statement: “’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.”

Very interesting news to say the least. More as it comes, folks!

Recommended Release: Battle Angel Alita, Vol. 1: Rusty Angel

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Via: Variety

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Speedy (7 years ago) Reply

Think of all the teen AMERICAN actors who can do this...
No Asians will be used at all.

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