James Cameron's career is mapped out for the next half-decade and beyond; not only does he have three more "Avatar" movies in the pipeline, but producer Jon Landau has also indicated that the director will likely move on to his adaptation of "Battle Angel" once he's done in Pandora.
"Battle Angel Alita" is Yukito Kishiro's manga about a scientist who brings an android to life and raises her as his daughter after discovering her in a junkyard. Cameron has hovered around the project for years, and he was discussing it as early as 2005, when he was developing it alongside another film called "Project 880."
Of course, "Project 880" evolved into "Avatar" and became one of the biggest movies of all time. As such, the status of "Battle Angel" has been up in the air ever since, and it seems like the project was dealt a death blow earlier this year when Cameron declared that he's only "in the 'Avatar' business" from here on out.
However, Landau believes audiences will eventually see Cameron tackle the project in the future, though it might be as far off as 2017. While he doesn't speak for Cameron, Landau says he "looks forward to giving the audience the film."
For now, however, both he and Cameron are focused on the next three "Avatar" films, the first of which is set for release in 2015. At the moment, these films are in the same stage of development they've been for the past year or so, as the scripts for the first two are in development alongside the massive amount of technology that will be employed for the sequels.
As for the fourth film? Cameron hasn't put "pen to paper" yet, but he's said that the film will be a prequel that details the initial colonization of Pandora. After completing "the thematic arc" with the first three, the director wants to "go back to see what it was like on those first expeditions and create some new characters that then become legacy characters in later films."
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