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More Terminator Talk- Cameron's 2 Cents!

Let's catch up on more Terminator in the news! First, to be clear, no official title has been announced, and the studio has not decided on one as of yet. It COULD end up being "Genesis" as a script draft was titled and most of the internet has been referring to it as such, but it could easily change to something else, so we are just referring to it as "Terminator" until we get official word. What do you guys think it should be called? Comment below or on our Facebook!

It's hard to talk about Terminator without bringing up the creator of the first two amazing movies and the kick-T2:3D ride, James Cameron! Each time a new Terminator movie goes into production, someone will ask him what he thinks of it and if he's involved in any way, and his answer is pretty much the same when it was T3, T: Salvation, and now the new one. He'll say some form of: A. He's moved on from Terminator and isn't interested in making any more B. He's fine with Arnold continuing to be in them C. He's not officially involved but will give some advice to the director/producers.

So here's what he had to say at the LA Times’ 2014 Hero Complex Film Festival a couple days ago:

I pay attention to it but I’m not terribly concerned about it one way or the other. I’ve had to let it go. There was a point in time where I debated going after the rights… I just felt as a filmmaker maybe I’ve gone beyond it. I really wasn’t that interested. I felt like I’d told the story I wanted to tell. I suppose I could have pursued it more aggressively and gone to the mat for it but I felt like I was laboring in someone else’s house in a sense because I had sold the rights very early on.

My goal… was not to insinuate myself artistically but to try to make sure they stayed true to the Terminator character and the idea of Arnold being in it. Because he’s a friend of mine and we’ve been through all the wars together and everything. And I wanted them to see the possibilities I saw for what they could do with this character… And then (producer) David Ellison took the project over… and he and I met a couple times. And so Arnold is very much front and center in the new Terminator films. So I might have had some tiny effect on it… but I won’t have any credit on it.

Yep, sounds like Cameron! It is cool that he does still care enough about Terminator and Arnold to chime in and hopefully steer them towards what he thinks would be cool for the T-800 character, which is hopefully easing up on the jokey stuff that T3 did and make him more of a meanacing, calculating figure again, or "learning" to be human in more interesting ways.

The lucky audience at the festival were treated to a screening of Cameron's masterpiece, T2, and then he again brought up the possibility that it could get the 3D treatment with a re-release in theaters like Titanic did. Unfortunately, this has not been started yet and he didn't give a timeframe. We do have the 25th anniversary of T2 coming up in 2016, seems like 3D Judgment Day is in order by then!

We also saw some new Terminator pictures leaked from a car chase scene filmed over the weekend. They featured Sarah and Kyle, but seemed to be their stunt doubles. We aren't going to re-publish them, because they are unapproved by the studio, plus they could be considered spoilery, and we want fans to go into this movie as fresh as possible, given there should be some cool twists and surprises in store. 

A bit earlier, there were also phone videos posted online from a night shoot featuring LOTS of gunfire and explosions. Some sites claimed it was from Arnold's twitter account, but it was clearly a fan-created account (NOT us), and the studio asked sites who posted them to remove them. It is cool to see that the budget is going towards REAL battle effects and explosions instead of CG, as even from the far distance the video was shot at, it's pretty impressive. Let's hope we start getting some OFFICIAL pics from cast or crew to give us a tease of what's in store.

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