Monday, September 10, 2012

James Cameron Craves A Cyborg With A Soul

Beyond the success of "Avatar" and its developing prequels and sequels, director James Cameron and producer Jon Landau are still committed to realizing a live-action 3D feature adapting the touching Japanese manga comic book series "Battle Angel (Alita").

 "I am confident you will see it", said producer Landau about Cameron's vision of "Battle Angel"."I think it is an incredible story..."

"It is a journey of self-discovery of a young woman...that begs the question: 'What does it mean to be human? Are you human if you have a heart, are you human if you have a mind, are you human if you have a soul? "

Previously adapted as an animation, the original comic book series was created in 1990 by Yukito Kishiro, for 'Shueisha's Business Jump' magazine.

Set in the 26th Century, "Battle Angel' follows the story of 'Alita', an amnesiac female cyborg, whose body is found in a state of suspended animation by 'cybermedic' expert 'Daisuke Ido'. Naming her Alita after his recently deceased cat, Ido revives and rebuilds the girl, discovering she possesses an instinctive knowledge of the martial art 'Panzer Kunst', although she has no other memories of a previous life. Alita uses Panzer Kunst as a link to a lost past, leading her to become a mercenary 'Hunter-Warrior', killing cyborg criminals in the 'Scrapyard' and in the brutal sport of 'Motorball'. Then while pushing her limits in combat, Alita awakens memories of an earlier life on Mars.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Battle Angel"...