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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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Could Terminator 5 be set in London?

Posted by LiveFor on June 6, 2009


The usually very reliable Rich Johnston over at Bleeding Cool had this little nugget of information.

I hear from industry sources that yet-to-be-named Terminator 5, the sequel to Terminator: Salvation, will be set in London in the year 2011, with a time-travelling John Connor (Christian Bale).

Not sure if this could be true or not. Very early days although back in April, Film Journal ran an interview with McG on his plans for a follow up to Terminator Salvation:

I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a 2011. John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome.

I think setting it in the UK will mix up the franchise a bit in a good way, and I wonder if it is anything to do with Bale wanting to shoot it back in his home country. Still as I’ve said this is very much a rumour, but it could lead to some pretty cool visuals. Now what would Skynet want with London?

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McG talks about Terminator 5

Posted by LiveFor on May 1, 2009


Terminator Salvation gets closer each day and we will finally get to see some of the War with Machines that has been mentioned since the very first film.

McG has a great interview with FilmJournal about the new film.

Toughness was crucial for the movie because, as McG is fond of saying, Terminator Salvation is, at heart, a war film. Set several years following the events of Judgment Day—when the machines rose up against their creators and launched a nuclear attack that transformed the world into the kind of apocalyptic wasteland described in Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road (which McG cites as a major influence)—the movie follows the initial attempts of humanity’s designated savior John Connor (Bale) to assert himself as the leader of the resistance movement. “I always like a becoming story, so I wanted to see the becoming of John Connor,” McG says of the film’s narrative arc. “When we meet him, he is not yet the leader of the resistance. You have to figure that when he first crawled out of the mountain—after the radioactivity had cleared to the degree where it was safe to populate the surface of the Earth—who would listen to him? I’m sure there would be other survivors who said, ‘Fuck you, kid, get in line.’ So he has to earn it every step of the way.”

I love the fact he mentions The Road as an inspiration for the look of the film. McG then goes on to talk about the war that has so often been mentioned.

Rather than restrict the action to green-screen-lined soundstages, many of the film’s biggest sequences were shot in the New Mexico desert and favor practical special effects—including real explosions and bullets—over CGI. “I wanted all of the action based in reality with a respect for physics and I wanted it to have a tactile reality for the audience. That’s why we did so much practically, to really convey the difficulty of a world under duress. I didn’t want clean, shiny Logan’s Run Terminators. I wanted Children of Men/Mad Max Terminators.”

The more realistic action scenes should give the film a real gritty tough look all in keeping with the Terminator future.

The most interesting part of the interview in my mind is when McG goes onto describe what he would like to see in the fifth installment of the franchise.

McG is already looking ahead to the next chapter in what the studio hopes will be another trilogy. “I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG reveals. “John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves.”

How good does that sound?

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McG talks about Terminator 5

Posted by LiveFor on May 1, 2009


Terminator Salvation gets closer each day and we will finally get to see some of the War with Machines that has been mentioned since the very first film.

McG has a great interview with FilmJournal about the new film.

Toughness was crucial for the movie because, as McG is fond of saying, Terminator Salvation is, at heart, a war film. Set several years following the events of Judgment Day—when the machines rose up against their creators and launched a nuclear attack that transformed the world into the kind of apocalyptic wasteland described in Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Road (which McG cites as a major influence)—the movie follows the initial attempts of humanity’s designated savior John Connor (Bale) to assert himself as the leader of the resistance movement. “I always like a becoming story, so I wanted to see the becoming of John Connor,” McG says of the film’s narrative arc. “When we meet him, he is not yet the leader of the resistance. You have to figure that when he first crawled out of the mountain—after the radioactivity had cleared to the degree where it was safe to populate the surface of the Earth—who would listen to him? I’m sure there would be other survivors who said, ‘Fuck you, kid, get in line.’ So he has to earn it every step of the way.”

I love the fact he mentions The Road as an inspiration for the look of the film. McG then goes on to talk about the war that has so often been mentioned.

Rather than restrict the action to green-screen-lined soundstages, many of the film’s biggest sequences were shot in the New Mexico desert and favor practical special effects—including real explosions and bullets—over CGI. “I wanted all of the action based in reality with a respect for physics and I wanted it to have a tactile reality for the audience. That’s why we did so much practically, to really convey the difficulty of a world under duress. I didn’t want clean, shiny Logan’s Run Terminators. I wanted Children of Men/Mad Max Terminators.”

The more realistic action scenes should give the film a real gritty tough look all in keeping with the Terminator future.

The most interesting part of the interview in my mind is when McG goes onto describe what he would like to see in the fifth installment of the franchise.

McG is already looking ahead to the next chapter in what the studio hopes will be another trilogy. “I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG reveals. “John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves.”

How good does that sound?

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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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The Random – Tim Burton, Thor, The Unborn, Noah’s Ark, The Beaver, Near Dark, The Crow, Terminator 5, The Phantom Legacy

Posted by LiveFor on December 15, 2008

Actor Alan Rickman spoke briefly about Tim Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland and its revolutionary mixture of stop motion, live action and animated footage… (full details)

“No. It doesn’t interest me at all” says Daniel Craig about rumors of him playing Thor in the Kenneth Branagh-directed Marvel comic adaptation… (full details)

Odette Yustman says that filmmaker David Goyer was talking about doing a prequel to the upcoming horror The Unborn which would further develop her character’s relationship with her mother (Carla Gugino)… (full details)

The success of Twilight has lead to Platinum Dunes essentially ditching their plans to remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1987 vampire western classic Near Dark reports Empire.

The Wrestler filmmaker Darren Aronofsky says that he has a major film star attached to his planned Noah’s Ark project but won’t reveal the name. They have a script and a graphic novel version of it is in the works right now…” (full details)

Kyle Killen’s The Beaver, about a despondent man who finds comfort in a beaver hand puppet, has topped the 2008 Black List – an unofficial compendium of the “most liked” screenplays of the past year… (full details)

Platinum Dunes is going forward with an as-yet-untitled supernatural thriller about satanic cults by scribe Scott Kosar (“Texas Chainsaw Massacre”). Fuller tells Sci-Fi Wire that the story follows a college girl investigating her brother’s death and finds a satanic cult is responsible. She soon infiltrates it, “gets involved and gets in way over her head.”

Stephen Norrington (Blade, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Death Machine) has signed on to both write and direct the “reinvention” of The Crow. “Whereas Proyas’ original was gloriously gothic and stylized, the new movie will be realistic, hard-edged and mysterious, almost documentary-style,” Norrington said.

The Halcyon Company, who currently owns the franchise rights to Terminator, has already greenlit the fifth film in the Terminator series, following the currently in-production Terminator Salvation.

Bruce Sherlock, a producer of The Phantom (starring the legendary Billy Zane), is set to bring the character back to the big screen for a sequel, and film it entirely in Australia. The Phantom Legacy is the new film and it doesn’t sound like it’s a sequel, perhaps more a remake. “[It will focus on] the Father/Son relationship, and what it means to be The Phantom…The film will be set in the present day and will deal with the concept of destiny.”

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