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Director James Cameron’s adaptation of “Battle Angel” is still coming. Although Cameron will be busy shooting “Avatar 2” and “Avatar 3” for 2015 and 2016 releases, Cameron said he’ll begin work on “Battle Angel” in 2017. That sounds about right for his timeline. The Avatar sequels will see Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana return.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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With news that “Avatar 2 and 3” will shoot back-to-back, there has been some skepticism. In a recent interview with the L.A. Times, James Cameron had this to say about the films, which will likely star Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana again.

“It’s a little bit of a daunting writing task because it’s two scripts and they’ve both gotta be done at the same time. I’m writing it as separate stories that have an overall arc inclusive of the first film. I don’t want to suffer from the ‘Matrix 2′ problem, where it just ends, like, what the hell? It’s gotta end. There’s gotta be a sense of conclusion, but also a sense that the journey will continue, and that’s a fine line.”

I actually liked “The Matrix: Reloaded” and “The Matrix: Revolutions”. But, I mean, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” did the same thing. Anyways, we’ll see if Cameron can avoid this pitfall.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Ever since James Cameron’s “Avatar” starring Sam Worthington broke box office records, news about sequels have been flying. Cameron said they will shoot two, possibly three sequels and Sigourney Weaver said they would shoot three sequels back to back. Now, producer Jon Landau has clarified that “Avatar 2” and “Avatar 3” will shoot back to back but not a third one.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

If you’re a fan of “Avatar” this news should please you. If not, well, prepare yourself. James Cameron box office juggernaut earned $2.7 billion worldwide so it’s no surprise sequels would be coming. Here’s what Sigourney Weaver told Showbiz 411:

When “Political Animals” finishes shooting, see if you can follow Weaver’s schedule: she goes right into a new Christopher Durang play for a short run at Lincoln Center. Then she films “Avatar” 2, 3, and 4 with James Cameron. That’s right: they’re making three sequels to the blue 3D phenom all at the same time. Weaver says she has no idea how long it will take, or how it’s going to work. “I just show up,” she said.

Now, Weaver’s character did die, but apparently that doesn’t matter. One would assume Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana would also be back.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

With the success of “Avatar” the success of the 3D re-release of “Titanic” and the upcoming “Avatar” sequels which will shoot back to back, one project has been pushed to the back burner. Way back when, “Battle Angel” was going to be James Cameron’s next project. Now, Cameron said it will still come…after the “Avatar” sequels.

“‘Battle Angel’ is just a great, kick-ass story,” Cameron told MTV in an interview. “…”[But] I see the good that the ‘Avatar’ franchise can do in terms of keeping a world audience cognizant of our relationship with nature, but doing it in an entertainment context. Ultimately, I think there’s more good to be done there than with ‘Battle Angel’.”

The film is based on the Japanese manga, the story is set in a cyborg-dominated 26th century, 300 years after society fell to a catastrophic war. The main character is a young girl in a cyborg body who, after being found in wreckage and repaired, realizes that she has lost her memory and doesn’t even know who she really is.

Cameron also said that the film would have to be pried from his hands before he let someone else direct it.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.