McG Speaks! Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins Official Blog and Concept Art
by Alex Billington
May 23, 2008
Like Zack Snyder's Watchmen blog, Warner Brothers and McG have officially launched the production blog for Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins right here. As part of the first post, director McG shares with fans the first concept art photo from the film as well as speaks about his own interest in the project. I've already said that I feel like this is going to be an awesome movie and am not as concerned as others, and now reading what McG has to say, I'm fully confident in him. Not only is he a fan, but he mentions that he's "spent time with James Cameron, spoken to Arnold Schwarzenegger, gone over the story with Jonah Nolan, and enlisted Stan Winston." Now are you getting excited for Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins? Need more? Check out this new concept art photo below.
If you want to start following the blog, here's the address: rss.warnerbros.com/terminatorsalvation/.
McG says that "it's my full intention to deliver a film that lives up to the previous three installments." He throws out a few teasers regarding what we can expect to see with the designs and the look. "Everything we're shooting is designed to be tactile and real, you'll be seeing a whole set of inspired designs you've never seen before, and best of all you'll finally get to see some of the post-judgment day future that was only hinted at in the previous movies." Sounds great to me! And lastly, McG spends a few minutes talking about how perfect the cast is to him.
"John Connor will be pushed to the brink. And for me, Christian Bale embodies Connor's strength and tenacity perfectly. And after visiting Sam Worthington on the set of Avatar, I know he's perfect for his role."
"As you know, Anton Yelchin is playing Kyle Reese, and his prep has been unbelievable. The guy's been watching all three Terminators incessantly and he's definitely going to capture the essence of the character Michael Biehn created in Cameron's first film."
I may be one of the few currently who believes in this movie, but I'll stand my ground. I really think Halcyon has brought together the perfect assembly of creative minds to restart the Terminator franchise in the best way. Despite it'll be PG-13, I still think it will kick ass. It doesn't have to be R to be enjoyed and still live up to the previous three. In fact, I think that choice is what will actually guarantee that it'll be great. Terminator 3 wasn't that amazing just because they threw in as much blatant violence as possible to push it to the R rating. Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is actually being finely crafted to still kick plenty of ass while being PG-13.
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
Soundtrack by... KISS? (check concept art)
Fox on May 23, 2008
I am actually excited for this!
Ryan on May 23, 2008
who is the fucking terminator already come on
jono on May 23, 2008
Artwork is McObvious.
Scorpio on May 23, 2008
Im starting to warm up to this movie as more news and info comes out, well just see who they cast as the terminator.
Curtis on May 23, 2008
At least its not Uwe Boll doing it. Hopefully McG will deliver.
Xerxex on May 23, 2008
Don't worry about the PG-13 rating because now and days its the new R rating. I think these will be good.
Xerxex on May 23, 2008
I so excited for this, bale is gold, and the story is a great one to finally tell. I think that we will get the movie that a lot of us were hoping for with T3 and the Matrix Sequels. I have not really liked Mcg's other films very much but he has a good cinematic eye for action and those films were not really my type of films.
Tyler on May 23, 2008
I was just about to excoriate mcg because of the bad taste left in my mouth over the charlies angles but I see he was exect producer on supernatural and chuck.... quality shows. Hmm... Can an executive producer of good tv direct good movies? We'll see. Christian Bale obviously believes in the vision... maybe thats enough for me. I'm 50/50 on this one.
Brian on May 24, 2008
So he spent time with James Cameron and spoke to Arnold Schwarzenegger and that allays all your fears? Wow...that was easy. Now if only Lucas would spend time with...anyone who makes good movies!
brian on May 24, 2008
The more I hear about TS:TFB the more I think this might actually be good, plus Christian Bale does NOT take on crap projects either given other movies he is in, he is good enough to be picky.
Breach on May 24, 2008
Sorry lads, but McG as a director is a guarantee of crap. No amount of Bale will save this POS. I'm happy to eat crow if the movie turns out to be good, however.
Colin (brother of Mike) Hunt on May 25, 2008
Agree with #12. McG? More like McHack.
ap0ck on May 25, 2008
My kids love charlies angles, thier 7,5 and 3... get the picture? It seems that McG relies on the star power of his actors rather than his talents as a substantial movie director. Here's my suggestion, Have someone else direct this movie and McG can direct the music video for Kiss!(#1 comments). If all else maybe the producers, god forbid, will pull it in the right direction. I just want to see John Connor portrayed finally by such a great actor as Bale! I also think Helan Bohdam-Carter is going to be one sexy bitch in this film!
Dave V. on Jul 9, 2008
Spectacularly I was browsing the internet today and I totally freaked out. I really initiate my ex-girlfriend pictures on the internet. I have no understanding when she did this but my ex-girlfriend was making out with some other teen. Does anyone contain any info on this ex-girlfriend site?
TiesseBop on Dec 22, 2009
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