Arnold Schwarzenegger Unimpressed With Terminator Salvation So Far
An interesting development today in relation to Terminator Salvation, a film that I came out of Comic-Con incredibly excited to see. The LA Times caught up with Arnold Schwarzenegger recently and talked (at length) with the California Governor about all things movies, a career which he's generally retired from. While he praises Wanted, calling it "an excellent movie," he isn't so keen on the new Terminator movie just yet. Schwarzenegger says that the producers held a private screening of early footage and in turn he was rather unimpressed. He explains that "They showed me some footage, but I don't have a feel for the movie. I didn't see enough. I wasn't sure who the Terminator was. I don't know if there is one or if he's the star or the hero. These are the things that determine the success and how the strong the movie will be."
That's definitely not a good response so far, but he says "I still don't know how it will play out with this one." I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing that Schwarzenegger wasn't a fan of the footage, largely because this still has the potential to be great, even if he is not a fan in the end. I won't want to discredit the Governator, but I thoroughly enjoyed what I was shown at Comic-Con and have quite a bit of faith in McG at the moment. However, this may put a hamper on their attempts to include Arnold or even use his CGI likeness for a character (or half of a character). If you're not excited for Terminator Salvation yet, this is more for you to latch on to, however if you're excited (like me), this may hinder our attempts to convert non-believers. And if you haven't already seen it yet, we've attached the latest photo featuring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington that Warner Brothers has officially released.
Terminator Salvation is directed by McG of Charlie's Angels and We Are Marshall with a script written by writing duo John D. Brancato and Michael Ferris (Into the Sun, The Net, The Game, Terminator 3). This film marks the return of the Terminator series after Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines arrived back in 2003. Terminator Salvation arrives in theaters next summer on May 22nd, 2009. Stay tuned for more!