Big news, fellas: the folks at Market Saw are psyched about a new James Cameron movie! I hope ole Jim Dorey gets to attend the Avatar premiere and afterparty as a VIP – dude has earned it.
His latest bit of gushing about Cameron comes in an update on Battle Angel Alita, the Japanese cartoon that Cameron is looking to adapt. Dorey has a source who is feeding him info, and the source is like, totally psyched. I’m sure this is legit, but a caveat: Dorey doesn’t do a great job of vetting his sources, and as such has published really bad info in the past.
So what has Dorey excited? Underage actresses!
With performance capture and CG anything is possible. That includes using an underage actor in very VERY violent scenes. This would be cutting edge stuff and who better to pull it off?
Errr, okay. I mean, Hit Girl looks cool in Kick Ass, but are loli assassins now our main goal in cinema?
Apparently Cameron is doing tests right now, or has been doing tests concurrent with Avatar. It’s hard to tell exactly, as the source tells Dorey that test footage is ‘Complex’ and ‘Beautiful’ despite being ‘old(ish)’. One such test appears to be a big fight scene:
Now picture the “Angel of Death” looking like a child. a 14 year old. Now imagine this, this little girl goes through these guys like butter. Did you see the KICK-ASS trailer? Well imagine that girl via the Matrix via Ghost in the shell, via AI. “Remember the True Lies bathroom brawl?” Well take out Arnold, and “copy and paste” Bruce Lee on acid via the Terminator. as seen through the eyes of a sweet innocent 14 year old cyborg girl. And all of this done via the mind of James Cameron, Holy shit what is not to love? The lights flicker and shit hits the fan. Awesome stuff.
Oh, and Angel of Death might end up being the title, according to this source.