James Cameron talks BATTLE ANGEL and AVATAR sequels

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 1st, 2011

Not one to go without seeing his name in the headlines, James Cameron has been doing press rounds for his upcoming film, SANCTUM, which he has produced, and a few interesting tidbits have arisen.

First, in speaking with the Wall Street Journal, the director revealed that he is looking to shoot his upcoming AVATAR sequels in “48 or maybe even 60 frames a second, and display it at that speed, which will eliminated a lot of the motion artifacts that I think are causing some people problems.”

Personally, I love this idea, but the artifacts I don’t think are the problem. The real problem with 3D isn’t the artifacts, but instead, the glasses that one must wear to see the format. It’s admirable that he’s looking to help the viewer see 3D better, but until glasses are obsolete, it really doesn’t matter as much as I think he thinks it does.

Finally, he revealed to Collider that he’s still very much interested in directing his long talked about sci-fi film, BATTLE ANGEL, which has been floating around for years now:

“No, I love it too much…It’s such a rich world. What I’m going to do is take the spine story and use elements from the first four books. So, the Motorball from books three and four, and parts of the story of one and two will all be in the movie.”

He’s really the only filmmaker I think that could do that manga justice, so it’s good to hear him still interested in doing the project. Don’t expect to hear all that much about it, however, as it won’t happen until after he is done with the two upcoming AVATAR sequels. 

What do you think?

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