More Terminator news from McG
More news from Terminator 4 for you. The director McG has posted on the film's official website, and he's saying all the right things. He talks about the research he's been doing, and who he's been talking to in order to make sure he gets it right.
I'm a big Terminator fan and I'm a bit sceptical about McG's involvement, but even the cynic in me feels a bit better for hearing what he had to say.
I’ve been a long-time fan of the series and I understand your passion for the Terminator movies -- and it’s my full intention to deliver a film that lives up to the previous three installments. I’ve spent time with James Cameron, spoken to Arnold Schwarzenegger, gone over the story with Jonah Nolan, and enlisted Stan Winston.
Everything we’re shooting is designed to be tactile and real, you’ll be seeing a whole set of inspired designs you’ve never seen before, and best of all you’ll finally get to see some of the post-judgment day future that was only hinted at in the previous movies.
After a long week at work, I happened to catch some of Charlies Angels: Full Throttle tonight. I couldn't help thinking about how the Terminator franchise was in this guys hands, and it wasn't a good feeling. I have to admit I feel a bit better knowing he's at least talking to people who have made successful Terminator films in the past. He also talked about the cast, and unsurprisingly he thinks they are all just great:
John Connor will be pushed to the brink. And for me, Christian Bale embodies Connor’s strength and tenacity perfectly. And after visiting Sam Worthington on the set of Avatar, I know he’s perfect for his role. As you know, Anton Yelchin is playing Kyle Reese, and his prep has been unbelievable. The guy’s been watching all three Terminators incessantly and he’s definitely going to capture the essence of the character Michael Biehn created in Cameron’s first film.
It's almost as if McG knows that some fans of the franchise are nervous about him directing the next one. Slowly but surely though I'm more on board with this one. Have McG's soothing words done you any good?