Friday, November 16, 2007

New Terminator Info (TV and Film)

There is good and bad news on the Terminator front. The good news is that we have new posters for the TV series from Entertainment Weekly. These look really good.

In the bad news category, McG (Director of such cinematic wonder as Charlie's Angels, We are Marshall and producer of such memorable TV shows such as The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll" and "Fast Lane") has been officially signed to direct Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.

The rumors are true. Sigh. James Cameron must be so pissed. It's sad, because the look of the TV series is all sorts of cool, but McG will most likely make a heavy handed, visually boring and mediocre film. I didn't enjoy T3, because they completely changed the themes and mythology laid out in the first two films. The idea that the future is not set, that there is no fate but what you make it, etc. Instead at the end of T3, John Connor gets told it doesn't matter what he does, the war will happen. It's fate. It's set in stone. Let's hope T4 has a good script, doesn't get "AAAhhhhnold" to make a cameo and can make a decent film. I am not holding my breath.

UPDATE: The screenwriters to "Terminator Salvation: The future Begins" are the same writers of "The Net", "Primeval" and "Catwoman". Well, there went my hope for a decent film. Drat.

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