Avatar filmmaker James Cameron recently joined Children of Men's Alfonso Cuarón on stage at Mexico City’s technology forum TagDF to discuss his ideas about filmmaking, as well as larger technological themes. Mentioning that his interest in expanding his focus on story and characters, as well how ideas of trans-human development continue to haunt him, Cameron stated that he aims to adapt sci-fi manga Battle Angel Alita around 2017, when Avatar 3 should be in post-production.
Cameron is currently working on a second Avatar movie, set to be released in 2015. This one will explore the deep oceans of the alien planet of Pandora.
Yukito Kishiro's 1990 Battle Angel Alita tells the story of a cyborg found on a rubbish heap with no memory of her former life. The original series is published in North America by Viz, while its more fight oriented follow-up Last Order moved over to Kodansha.