Friday, November 21, 2008
THE END BEGINS
Some more news (finally) about "Terminator Salvation" has come out, all thanks to McG, real name Joseph McGinty Nichol.
McG says he has mapped out a trilogy to revive the hit sc-fi franchise, with star Christian Bale and scribe Jonathan Nolan (who co-wrote The Dark Knight) both signed for two more films.
Some of the things I will report are thanks to McG clearing up rumors on Total Film. Check out the rumors being debunked there.
The movie, set in 2018 in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, depicts what McG described as a "dirty, difficult, grimy world" in which Christian Bale plays John Connor, the leader of a resistance against the killer cyborgs. "When [Bale] came on board I knew we had the chance to do something special," the director told reporters.
When Bale was first approached about the film, he gave McG a solid no, unless the director was able to convince him the film would succeed as serious drama and as an action blockbuster - Bale insisted on a 'cold reading' of the screenplay on stage to prove it could work without the benefit of special effects and stunts.
McG says that alongside Connor's journey to becoming leader, the film is also about "where does humanity end and machine begin?". In Salvation, Connor learns that the T-800 - the first of the Terminator models able to blend in thanks to its human tissue - is in existence a decade sooner than expected. This is a key driving force for the story and McG admitted: "The T-800's a big character in the film."
“We’re trying to synthesise a human character with a CGI character and that may or may not have something to do with the T800,” McG told us with a smile. It's rumoured that Schwarzenegger has allowed his image to be digitally superimposed on a Terminator's face, meaning he still may be the T800.
"Terminator Salvation" hits theaters May 22, 2009. More news to comes! Catch ya' later!
Source: The Geek Files