James Cameron is making the Battle Angel Alita movie.

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Apologies if this is old news to some. This could turn out so horribly bad.


TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Monday, 5 June 2006 14:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

are you a fan of battle angel alita? what is it?

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 5 June 2006 14:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(Cameron "discovered" her)

Huk-L (Huk-L), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Whoa! Battle Angel Alita (despite it's crappy English title) was great for a long while, but got kinda patchy towards the end. Still, it is one of the better sci-fi mangas with a combination of martial art action, existential philosophy and sentimental tweeness. The rollerball story was probably the best of them all.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

if i was a fan of a comic, any comic, i'd be THRILLED to have jc direct the movie version, what more can you ask?

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink


Huk-L (Huk-L), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's the only manga I've ever read from the beginning to the end, and I have fond memories of it. I'm not sure Cameron is the right person to direct a film adaptation though.


Yeah, but BAA, thugh seemingly a cyberpunk action comic, is really quite profound and moving, and I'm afraid Cameron'll dumben it down.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Huk, the main character in Battle Angel Alita is a cyborg with a robotic body, so little bikini shots there. Though they might change that in the film.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

he's probably more likely than any other possible director in that genre to NOT dumb it down

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I guess Titanic showed he could combine twee sentimentalism with FX action. Why hasn't he done any more films after that, btw?

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i think he went a little crazy during/after titanic!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

he shld try watching the fucken thing

Ward Fowler (Ward Fowler), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

From IMdB trivia page:

The main character, even though it's a live action film, will be done with CG animation and will be shot in 3D using the stereo imagining system that James Cameron had been developing for his documentaries.


Jessie the Monster (scarymonsterrr), Monday, 5 June 2006 16:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Battle Angel Alita is boring. Hear me? Boorwing!

c(''c) (Leee), Monday, 5 June 2006 16:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The king of the world need answer to NO ONE!

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 5 June 2006 16:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

eleven years pass...


oder doch?, Saturday, 9 December 2017 19:58 (one year ago) Permalink

Thought this revive would be about the trailer? Oh wait

El Tomboto, Saturday, 9 December 2017 20:02 (one year ago) Permalink

Waltz as Ido seems like fun, can we have Leonardo play Desty Nova in the sequel

El Tomboto, Saturday, 9 December 2017 20:15 (one year ago) Permalink

help i'm trapped in this uncanny valley and i'm running out of water

straightedge is just volcel for vegans (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 9 December 2017 20:31 (one year ago) Permalink

so it's co-written and directed by Rodriguez? that's a good sign. trailer is filling me with dread tho.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 December 2017 00:54 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I did wonder why there were no adaptations after the OAV considering what a hit it was over here

I'll probably see the new movie on A-List this weekend, hopefully in eye-splintering IMAX 3D

Nhex, Thursday, 14 February 2019 17:38 (yesterday) Permalink

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