Fans of the series have long wanted Cameron to take the helm yet he is currently busy with the Avatar sequels so it seems that he will hand over the reins to Rodriguez. Cameron and longtime producing partner Jon Landau will shepherd the project.
Set in the 26th century, Alita: Battle Angel tells the story of Alita, an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by a doctor. The rebuilt Alita, remembering only her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals.
Rodriguez has directed such critically acclaimed films as El Mariachi and Sin City, as well the Spy Kids franchise. He also launched the Spanish language El Rey Network in partnership with Univision in 2013.
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