Film director James Cameron recently hinted at the potential for sequels to the highly anticipated Alita: Battle Angel film in a recent Forbes article.
The renowned director revealed his decision to sell his coastal ranch in California, explaining that his work on projects such as Avatar and the new Alita films would require him to relocate to Wellington, Los Angeles, and Austin.
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Originally released in February 2019, Alita: Battle Angel saw a staggered release across the U.K., Asia, and the U.S., captivating audiences worldwide. Garnering significant success, the film ranked second at the Japanese box office, in addition to its global box office earnings of over $400 million.
Starring the talented Rosa Salazar, known for her roles in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, and Man Seeking Woman, the film utilized motion capture technology to bring the captivating character of Alita to life. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, acclaimed for his work on El Mariachi, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sin City, and Spy Kids, the project was produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau of Lightstorm Entertainment. The script was co-written by Laeta Kalogridis, known for her work on Shutter Island, alongside Cameron himself.
The Alita saga draws its roots from Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga, which ran from 1990 to 1995 in Shueisha’s Business Jump magazine. The story expanded further with Ashen Victor, a prequel released in 1995-1996, as well as the standalone volume GUNNM: Other Stories.
In 2001, Battle Angel Alita: Last Order continued the narrative, though it faced complications leading to a move from Shueisha’s Ultra Jump magazine to Kodansha’s Evening magazine. Last Order concluded in January 2014, paving the way for Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle, which commenced in October 2014 and remains an ongoing series.
Source | Forbes (R. Daniel Foster)