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James Cameron’s Non-Avatar Idea: A 26th-Century Cyborg Terrorist

James Cameron was asked by a fan at Comic-Con why he’d abandoned plans to adapt the manga comic book Battle Angel Alita to focus on “Avatar”. The director replied “It’s not a great time to ask a woman if she wants to have other kids when she’s crowning.”

But as “Avatar” finally premiers, this article also traces the 21-volume story of the cyborg manga comic which is considered “the Cameron epic that might have been,” and which might still be, about a 26th-century cyborg terrorist reassembling her human memory!… Read the rest

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Counterculture Comics Hero Grant Morrison Gets a Biopic

Scott Thill writes on Wired:

Now that the comics industry has overtaken film, its outstanding writers are starting to step up to the biopic bar. Subversive brainiac Grant Morrison is up next, with a dedicated documentary due in time for next year’s Comic-Con International.

“He has an uncanny ability to tell stories that are both accessible and progressively avant-garde,” explained indie director Patrick Meaney, whose untitled Grant Morrison documentary, previewed in the exclusive clips above and below, will analyze the writer’s storied run for Marvel and DC Comics on standout titles like The Invisibles, X-Men and Final Crisis as well as more esoteric series like The Filth and Flex Mentallo.

The relative obscurity of the latter two may not last long, as Hollywood roots around for comic books to follow those from Alan Moore and Frank Miller into cinematic life.

“Most ‘civilians’ that I talk to about the project still don’t know who Grant Morrison is,” Meaney told Wired.com, “but Moore is definitely a name they recognize, as is Frank Miller. I feel like we could soon be seeing a bunch of Morrison film projects in the not-too-distant future.” (Read More: Wired)

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Batman With Fidel

Agan Harahap, a photographer and illustrator from Jakarta, Indonesia, has created a series of images titled Super Hero consisting of memorable political and wartime scenes from the mid-20th century featuring masked heros like Spiderman and Batman in the action. A metaphorical representation of American post-WWII hegemony? I’d like to think that this was how these events really went down.

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