Josh Brolin Almost Became a Terminator in a Darker Version
From Brand Walsh in Goonies to George W. Bush, actor Josh Brolin has made one hell of a comeback. In a recent chat with Brolin, MTV uncovered a rather interesting tidbit of news on Terminator Salvation. Apparently at one point, director McG said that Brolin would be his ideal choice for a Terminator, but in the end that fell through. When Brolin was asked about the role, he said that, "I talked to Christian [Bale] for a couple hours." And what did he get out of it? "I really liked the script though I hear that's not what they filmed. The one I read was very interesting and dark. Ultimately though I didn't think it felt right."
The reason why this interests me so much is that I'm curious to know that if this isn't as dark as Brolin says, then what has it become instead? I hate to sound cliché, but I really prefer darker stories these days. I know some people think that is just a fleeting response to The Dark Knight being so good, but I genuinely believe darker is the way to go for certain franchises like Terminator. I'm very anxious to see a lot more about Terminator Salvation and get a better look at the story. I just hope they retained some of that darkness in whatever script they did use. Do you want to see a darker story in Terminator Salvation?