Last month, director James Cameron has expressed great interest that he's still keen on doing the long-gestating BATTLE ANGEL movie. Heck, he's even insisted that he'll never let go of this project either.
But apparently, all that signs of promise is merely smokes-and-mirrors when Cameron says things otherwise during his recent visit to China for the Beijing Film Festival. Here's what he says below:
I’ve divided my time over the last 16 years over deep ocean exploration and filmmaking. I’ve made two movies in 16 years, and I’ve done eight expeditions. Last year I basically completely disbanded my production company’s development arm. So I’m not interested in developing anything. I’m in the Avatar business. Period. That’s it. I’m making Avatar, Avatar 2, Avatar 3, maybe Avatar 4, and I’m not going to produce other people’s movies for them. I’m not interested in taking scripts. And that all sounds I suppose a little bit restricted, but the point is I think within the Avatar landscape I can say everything I need to say that I think needs to be said, in terms of the state of the world and what I think we need to be doing about it. And doing it in an entertaining way. And anything I can’t say in that area, I want to say through documentaries, which I’m continuing.
Now all of the sudden, Cameron wants to devote his time entirely by developing more AVATAR sequels? If this turns to be true, it will be a devastating news for many die-hard fans out there expecting Cameron to develop something more than just sticking to AVATAR sequels. I mean, he's one of the most visionary filmmakers of all-time and I can't see anybody else (as for now) developing BATTLE ANGEL other than Cameron himself.