New Terminator design
Terminator 4 is filming now, and one of the designers working on it has been talking about the design of the new Terminator, except he won't look that new.
I did all kinds of work on the new sort of Terminator… uh, I can’t describe without being in breach of contract… But there is a new endo-skelleton-type super Terminator that in a way is actually cruder than any of the ones from any of the other films. This one sort of takes place before all the other films in a weird way. So everything in the film is actually supposed to be cruder technology than we see even in the first Terminator.
I like the sound of that. One of the many things that annoyed me about George Lucas' new Star Wars films, was how the technology was more advanced despite taking place before the other ones. He also confirmed the plot twist we knew about, if you don't want to know look away now.
It’s very different. It will probably be the most different film of the [series], …the first three films are essentially these hard driving chase films where you have this unstoppable force pursuing the hero. This is dramatically different in its structure and characters. It’s sort of the John Conner story, but strangely enough John Conner was not the main character. There is another guy who is the main protagonist of the film.
It completely takes place in the machine world in the post apocalyptic aftermath. There will be lots of hardware and cool toys to be sold. And hopefully they will not water them down and they’ll be as cool as the designs. And there was cool designs. A lot of tanks, a lot of vehicles, a lot of weird machines.