McG Thinks He's Still Directing Two More Terminator Movies?
If you haven't heard this yet, the entire Terminator franchise is being sold off by the Halcyon Company sometime in the next few months. Deadline Hollywood published this statement from Halcyon: "Over the past few weeks Halcyon and its professionals have engaged in in-depth discussions and negotiations with numerous serious potential buyers, including several major movie studios." Despite this pending sale, Terminator Salvation director McG thinks he's still directing the fifth and sixth Terminator movies. McG recently participated in a Blu-Ray Live commentary and Gizmodo (via ComingSoon) liveblogged all of it.
Here are the key moments: "He just announced that he's making another Terminator movie. Seriously." "Oh and for those people who are punching themselves in the face that he's making another one? He said he's making one after that." "And now McG is being coy about making another one? I don't get it." "And now he's talking about a second or third movie again." They don't provide any exact quotes unfortunately, but it sounds like he at least thinks he'll be back for more. I'm sure he has a contract with Warner Bros or Halcyon that says he's directing the next two, but won't that be thrown out once this sells to someone else?
If you didn't know, Terminator Salvation is now out on Blu-Ray and DVD (for those brave enough to spend money on it). I didn't hate the movie like most people, so I bought it, but I don't know if it's selling too well. And if all of that didn't frustrate you, here are some other tidbits McG mentioned: "He says Sarah Connor is going to be in the next film, but he's not sure how he's going to pull that off." Oh and this: "Holy shit. He just said he thought he could make a better movie than #1 or #2." Now that's funny! Anyway, I don't actually know if McG has a contract that says he'll be back no matter what, but I think most people are assuming that if Halcyon does sell this franchise, he won't remain attached. He can be rehired, but I doubt that'll happen.