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Terminator 5 and 6? The writer of 1 and 2 has some ideas

Posted by LiveFor on February 12, 2010

The rights to Terminator got settled recently with Pacificor taking the cyborgs by the horns. What Terminator fans want to know now is what comes next for the Terminator universe.

Mike Fleming over at Deadline Hollywood has the news that William Wisher, has scripted a detailed 24-page treatment for Terminator 5, and a 4-page concept outline for Terminator 6. Who’s William Wisher? He is James Cameron’s writing partner for the first two Terminator films. Fleming has read the treatments for the sequel and here is what he had to say about it:

I think Wisher has done a terrific job with a plot that accepts the storylines from Jonathan Mostow’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and McG’s Terminator: Salvation. Most interestingly, he turns the story back to the core characters and time travel storyline of the first two films that Wisher crafted with Cameron.

Wisher’s 2-picture construct takes place in a post-apocalyptic battleground, and factors in an element of time travel that allows for Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese to interact beyond their single fateful meeting when he traveled back in time to protect her in the original film. Wisher has created a role for Arnold Schwarzenegger that is as surprising as his shift from villain in the first film, to John Connor’s bodyguard in the second. Schwarzenegger wouldn’t be needed until the final film, which wouldn’t shoot until after he ends his term as California Governor. And who wouldn’t want to see Linda Hamilton back in aerobic top fitness form as Sarah Connor?

There are several new villains, and plenty of firepower. For instance, a swarm of “Night Crawlers,” 4 1/2-foot tall border sentries that are set like mines to spring up out of the ground and ambush rebel fighters with 10 MM pistols built into their wrists, and fingers and feet that are razor sharp. Also fresh off the Skynet assembly line are new shape-shifting cyborgs that can morph together in Transformers-like mode, and are more lethal than anything we’ve seen in previous Terminator installments.

Wisher presents a satisfying conclusion to what by then would be a 6-picture struggle between Skynet’s machines and John and Sarah Connor to preserve a future that allows mankind to prevail over the machines.

None of this may come to pass but ow good does all that sound. I want to see those movies right now. Hollywood are you listening to me? Get it sorted – I have spoken.

What do you think about Wisher’s ideas for 5 and 6?

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Sarah Connor’s voice will introduce Terminator Salvation

Posted by LiveFor on March 17, 2009

Last month Linda Hamilton mentioned that she was in talks to reprise her role as Sarah Connor for a voice over in McG’s Terminator Salvation. CHUD now has confirmation that she not only agreed to do it, but the voice over is already cut into the beginning of the film.

I think that is brilliant news. Linda Hamilton has done the intro on the other films so this will tie the new take on the Terminator universe with the older films.

Are you happy with the fact Linda Hamilton is going to do the voice over?

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Linda Hamilton may speak in Terminator Salvation

Posted by LiveFor on February 20, 2009

In an exclusive interview with MTV, Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor) revealed for the first time that she’s in active negotiations to reprise her iconic role in this May’s Terminator Salvation.

“We are talking,” Hamilton told MTV “I haven’t read it yet. I don’t know what direction they will go in.”

While she awaits the specifics in a script, Hamilton already knows what her role generally would be. “My contribution would be voiceover,” she said. “I would probably be very happy to loan my voice depending on what the material is. Wait and see. They’re already writing it. We’ve been negotiating it.”

News of Hamilton’s likely involvement jibes with word coming out of last weekend’s New York Comic-Con, where “Salvation” director McG intimated that her participation in the reboot is essential. “She’s the greatest,” he said of Sarah Connor, adding that as an integral figure in franchise mythology, “one can imagine she plays an important role.”

Since he first began discussing the project and showing early footage, McG has been winning fans among the “Terminator” faithful for his commitment to honor the original films—a stance that Hamilton didn’t feel the makers of “T3” took. “They offered me a part,” she said. “I read it and I knew my character arc was so complete in the first two, and in the third one it was a negligible character. She died halfway through and there was no time to mourn her. It was kind of disposable, so I said no thank you.”

“I think [director] Jim [Cameron] was pretty clearly not going to be involved with the third one,” she continued. “His partner had sold the rights to the third one. Then they came back to Jim, but it was so far along after the fact that he’d moved on. And I wouldn’t be involved with it if it weren’t Jim Cameron. The third one was all right but it just didn’t have the heat and excitement that Jim can bring.”

Wonder what Edward Furlong thinks of all this?

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The Random Rumour Round-Up – Two-Face, Linda Hamilton returns to Terminator, Eva Longoria not the Wasp?

Posted by LiveFor on January 13, 2009

WARNING: As per the heading these are all rumours running around the internet.

Two-Face could be in the next Batman Film

When MTV News caught up with “The Dark Knight” star on the Golden Globes red carpet, he was notably less fatalistic about the possibility of reprising his role as Harvey Dent/Two-Face in a sequel to the record-breaking film.

“I think Harvey — if he’s not dead — is in a serious coma,” stated Eckhart, “and I’m not sure he’s coming out. They might pull the plug on him.” Seemingly firm words, right? Except even the notion that his alter-ego is still alive is a clear departure from previous statements where the actor was perfectly fine confirming Harvey’s death at the business end of a freefalling drop.

We know from our recent interview with producer Charles Roven that screenwriters Christopher Nolan and David Goyer have begun brainstorming ideas for a third “Batman” film…could something out of that have led to Eckhart’s about-face on Two-Face? His wink-wink-nod-nod answer seems to suggest that something else may be at play. Source – MTV

Linda Hamilton could be returning to the Terminator universe?

This rumor comes from ComingSoon, who also attended the special presentation held yesterday in New York City for Terminator Salvation.

In their chat with McG afterward, the director said that one option they came up with for the opening of the movie would be to have Sarah Connor do a voiceover. From there, ComingSoon spins it into a rumor with no real facts.

We know Linda Hamilton played Sarah Connor in the first two Terminator movies, but that doesn’t mean they actually need her to do the voiceover, although I admit it would be cool to hear. Maybe they can convince her to record just a quick voiceover? Source – First Showing

Eva Longoria says she won’t be in the Avengers?

E! Online’s Ryan Seacrest earned some geek cred when he cornered actress Eva Longoria on the Golden Globe’s red carpet to ask about the rumor that she’s in the running for a role in Marvel’s much-anticipated superhero team-up film, “The Avengers.”

While photos of Longoria leaving Marvel Studios HQ with a stack of “Avengers” stories last year sparked speculation that she was researching a role in the film — with most guesses casting her as original Avengers team member Wasp — Longoria told Seacrest that the rumor was “not true.”

However, Longoria said she’d love to play a role in “The Avengers” if the opportunity presented itself. Source – MTV

What do you make of those rumours? Which ones do you want to be true? Which would work the best?

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