James Cameron Reveals He’s Working on New Alita: Battle Angel Films

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Alita: Battle Angel may have tanked at the box office, but the world hasn’t seen the last of Rosa Salazar’s big-eyed cyborg, according to James Cameron, who told Forbes in a recent interview that he’s not only working on new Avatar movies, but also “new Alita: Battle Angel films” as well. Cameron, who co-wrote the screenplay for the 2019 film directed by Robert Rodriguez, didn’t have anything more to say on the subject and the extent of his involvement, but he did offer a lot of insight about his 102-acre coastal ranch in California, which is now on the market for $33 million. “Actually, right through four and five because all those scripts are done,” Cameron said while reminiscing how he drafted the stories for Avatar and its sequels in the home’s upper library and 2,000-square-foot guest house.

Family has been central to the Camerons during their two-decade-plus stay at the ranch and it’s partly why they’re selling. The couple’s three children are “all pretty much out on their own now,” the Canadian-born director says. “And on Avatar, I’m working in Wellington and Los Angeles. And on the new Alita: Battle Angel films, I’ll be working in Austin, so it just didn’t make sense for us anymore.”

Adds Suzy Amis Cameron: “Our hope is that someone will come in with young children or decide to have children and enjoy it.”

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