Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...
Ooooooh... I’m telling you... it’s BATTLE ANGEL ALITA. Or whatever Cameron’s calling his remake of it. He’s been working on that script with Laeta Kalogridis forever, and I just know it... that’s what he’s going to make next. Man, I can’t wait. Having Cameron back in the game is going to force everyone to aim higher.
Here’s one report from tonight’s appearance by Cameron at the Arclight Theaters in Hollywood:
Longtime fan of the site, rare to occasional contributor (used to go by zero, before I moved to LA)...
I attended tonight's screening of Terminator 2: Judgment Day at the Arclight in Hollywood, which was followed by a rare q&a session with James Cameron. He was a funny and engaging speaker, and it was a great event. There were a lot of production related questions that were of interest to die-hard fans of the films, and he also made mention of his upcoming project. He wouldn't talk in too much detail for obvious reasons, but he did reveal the following. Big budget Hollywood studio pic. Sci-fi. Will make use of state of the art CGI (though most likely the envelope will be pushed). Will be shot on HD digital. More specifically, will be shot on HD digital 3D (same or similar technology to his most recent IMAX film).
Here’s someone else who was there to back the report up:
Tonight I attended a screening of T2 at the Arclight in Hollywood followed by a Q&A with James Cameron. Don't know if anyone was aware of this prior, but he made VERY CLEAR that his next project is a big budget Sci-Fi film. He mentioned seeing Return of the King and realizing it was "time to play" with special effects again. He seemed very excited by current capabilities. He also mentioned that this sci-fi epic would not only be HD, but 3D as well. All I can say is... the wait is finally over... the master is back. James Cameron big budget sci-fi 3D adventure, and next year no less! Hell fuckin' yeah.
The same guy wrote back an hour later:
I've been looking around and it seems like the last anybody heard he was making that diving film based on Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras and Audrey Mestre. Well, in the context of that it seems like big news that Cameron is doing cool sci-fi stuff all of a sudden. FYI, I'm a film student at NYFA at Universal Studios.
These Arclight screenings are a great way to talk to filmmakers and to see some older films on a wonderful bigscreen, and every now and then, you get someone in the right mood, and they even become good sources of rumors. Here’s hoping we get some real info on Cameron’s return soon. I know I’m dying to hear it officially, and then we can start really getting hyped up.