CAMERON PROJECTS PILING UP
Yes, there's another 'Alien' movie on the way, but Cameron is only writing and producing, how about an adaption of Anne Rice's novel, 'Ramses The Damned' (also titled The Mummy) or what about a big-budget 3-D effects laden extravaganza, even better, a live adaption of the popular Japanese manga, 'Battle Angel Alita'? James Cameron is coming back in a big way! Empire Online got a great interview with the man himself, where he elaborated, and confirmed many teasers he's been throwing around.
The main thing is, a return to the Alien franchise. 'We're definitely looking at another Alien film but that wouldn't be something I'd be directing,' he told us. 'I'm just going to be writing and producing that one.' He's said before that he and Ridley Scott have talked about collaborating and that Scott has expressed interest to direct. This would be a fans wet dream.
Also, there's 'Ramses The Damned' (AKA The Mummy)an Anne Rice novel. While not planning to direct, Cameron is anxious to get the film off the ground, but not until that other franchise dies down a bit, 'We've been holding off because of the two Mummy films that Universal did. Although they're very different totally, they are very much in the same area code in terms of the imagery you'd see.'
But what about directing? Here's where he really wets our appetites. He wants his next movie to be a full-length feature entirely in 3D! 'The only thing I can really say about the film, which we're going to start next January, is that it's a big budget feature, it's going to be in 3D, it's going to have lots of action and stunts and visual effects and all that cool stuff. But that's it, I can't say any more.'
MovieHole may have found out what it is. James Cameron is a huge anime fan, and this next, big project could be an anime come to life.
'Battle Angel Alita', a popular comic, may be this mysterious project. 'Battle Angel is a very real possibility,' he tells hotdog magazine, 'and that's the film that I fully intend to direct, that I *will* direct - the issue is will it be the next film, or will it be the one after the next film? That's really all there is to it at this point. We've done a tremendous amount of design for the film, we're fine-tuning the script, it's just a matter of time.'
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