Alita: Battle Angel producer Jon Landau is keen to get a sequel off the ground, and he’s hoping the film’s strong fanbase can help make it happen.
Fans of the sci-fi action film, who call themselves the Alita Army, created a petition for a sequel that currently has over 121,000 signatures and is still going. They’ve also made their voices heard on social media, explaining why a follow-up simply has to happen.
“What I think the Alita Army should do is keep peppering our family now at Disney and [let them know] how important it is to have another Alita movie and hopefully we’ll venture there one day,” Landau told Cinemablend.
On how long it would take to make a sequel, he added: “I think when you can talk about any movie, and I won’t talk specifically about Alita, but your first step is writing a script.
“You’ve got to assume that’s going to take you 12 to 18 months to write a script. Assuming that the script is great, you then have a six to 10-month pre-production. You then have a six-month shoot. You then have a year of post-production and that’s just any movie of this ilk.”
And Landau certainly seems to think there are more stories to tell. “Absolutely,” he said. “When Jim [Cameron] was going to direct us, which he was at [one] point, in his mind he had plotted out two additional stories of where we would go very specifically.”