James Cameron is directing a live-action adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's manga Gunnm, known in the United States as Battle Angel Alita. The anime adaptation was one of my first exposures to Japanese animation, so it is still one of my favorites. One unique feature of the film is that it will be shot in 3D using the gear developed for Cameron's Titanic IMAX documentary, but here's the really interesting part: Alita will be CG. For years Cameron has said he wanted to make the first film that used truly photorealistic CG characters, and a superhuman anime android is probably a good place to start.
[via Coming Soon!]