According to Mania via Collider, “Avatar” director James Cameron is still planning on making the movie adaptation of manga and anime series “Battle Angel”. Cameron had the film rights to the anime series for a while now, and is apparently still interested in working on the film.
Cameron, who is also working on the sequels to “Avatar” and has “Sanctum” currently in theaters, told Collider, “I’m obviously going to be pretty busy for the next five years…And so I had to consider, do I hand this project off to another director? And then I thought, ‘No, I love it too much.'”
As far as the plot goes, Cameron said that he plans on taking the “spine story and use elements from the first four books…the Motorball from books three and four, and parts of the story of one and two will all be in the movie.”
Considering Cameron’s track record with films, it’s probably safe to assume that it’s in safe hands–well, at least the studio should be happy, monetary wise. Collider seems pretty excited about the film, as I’m sure many Cameron fans are as well.
The manga and anime center around Alita, who has lost all of her memory of her past life except for the most powerful cyborg technique in existence, Panzer Kunst.