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Ed Skrein Joins James Cameron's ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL According to the Hollywood Reporter, Deadpool actor Ed Skrein has signed on to play the villain in director Robert Rodriguez' Alita: Battle Angel. Skrein joins Rosa Salazar (Insurgent), Christoph Waltz (Spectre), and Jackie Earl Haley (Preacher). Rodriguez is adapting the Japanese manga with famed director James Cameron on board as producer through his Lightstorm Entertainment, along with his producing partner John Landau.Skrein will play the villain cyborg, Zapan, who wields a powerful weapon known as the Damascus blade.

Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel Gets a Release Date Anime and manga fans have spent many years watching as fans of American comic books and animation get all their wishes granted at the box office. Everything from Marvel and DC Comics to Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles get film after film, year after year, while fans of Japanese storytelling often get left out in the lurch. That trend is about to change. The box office will see an infusion of anime and manga inspired properties adapted for the American cinema for the first time. The titles include Ghost In The Shell, Full Metal Alchemist and of course Alita: Battle Angel.

'Battle Angel Alita' Casts Rosa Salazar to Play Battle Angel Alita A big bit of casting new for you before your holiday weekend: Collider reports that James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez have found their star for their big-budget, live-action movie version of Battle Angel Alita. It’s Rosa Salazar from The Maze Runner franchise (and the upcoming movie version of CHiPs). Salazar beat out finalists Maika Monroe (Independence Day: Resurgence) and Zendaya (Spider-Man: Homecoming) for the role. Continue reading…

James Cameron passes on directing Battle Angel in favour of Robert Rodriguez James Cameron sets Robert Rodriguez to direct his long awaited adaptation of sci-fi comic book Battle Angel

James Cameron Talks 'Avatar' Sequels, 'Alien 5,' 'True Lies 2,' and More in Reddit AMA

2:17 PM 4/14/2014 by Binh Ngo
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James Cameron was on Reddit over the weekend answering questions that touched upon some of his past and future movies. Below are some of the highlights. Of course, everyone wanted to know about the three Avatar sequels. Cameron said the scripts for all three will be completed within the next six months, but preproduction is going right now.

What's Popping: 'Battle Angel', 'Justice League', 'Black Panther', 'White Chicks 2', 'Grapes of Wrath'

12:19 PM 7/7/2013 by Binh Ngo
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James Cameron may not be solely in the Avatar business after all. The director told an audience at the TagDF conference that he will work on his long-gestating Battle Angel adaptation after he's done with the third Avatar movie, which may be sometime in 2017.

James Cameron confirms he will begin developing Battle Angel in 2017, after completing Avatar 3 – James Cameron had previously said the he only envisioned working on AVATAR for the foreseeable future. With the confirmation that AVATAR 2 and AVATAR 3 would be coming, we all but assumed that Cameron's long in development BATTLE ANGEL would fall by the wayside. That does not appear to be the case and we actually have a date to look forward to.

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What's Popping: 'Avatar' Sequels, 'Pacific Rim', ' Transformers 4', 'Y: The Last Man', 'Hangover Part III'

3:02 PM 9/15/2012 by Binh Ngo
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Last week, we learned that Avatar 4 has been put on the back burner while 2 and 3 are going to be shooting back-to-back once James Cameron is done writing the scripts. Now, we know why. According to Cameron, the fourth movie is going to be a prequel.

'Battle Angel' May Come After 'Avatar 2' & '3'; 'Avatar 4' A Prequel

1:57 PM 9/10/2012 by Binh Ngo
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That pronouncement by James Cameron saying he's in the Avatar business and nothing else appears to be bunk. “I'm in the Avatar business. Period. That's it. I'm making Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4 … And anything I can't say in that area, I want to say through documentaries,” Cameron told the NY Times back in May.
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