Director McG Talks ‘Terminator 5′

Terminator Salvation

In a conversation with FilmJournal, Terminator Salvation director McG has given fans their first glimpse at the intended storyline for Terminator 5.

From FilmJournal:

“I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG reveals. “John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves.”

We’ve known since Terminator Salvation began that it was always designed to be the first movie in a story that spans three movies.  Like any trilogy, the green-light for the second movie (Terminator 5) is highly dependent upon the success of the first (Terminator Salvation). With McG’s summary of the intended Terminator 5 story offering all kinds of awesome filmmaking possibilities, more than ever we’re hoping Terminator Salvation becomes a major success.

If you’re interested in gaining even more insight into McG’s ideas behind his production of Terminator Salvation, we highly recommend reading the article at FilmJournal.  There’s some interesting reading about McG’s first meeting with James Cameron (Terminator / Terminator 2: Judgment Day).  He also talks about why he thinks it’s fair that people were worried that he would ruin the Terminator franchise, why he specifically wanted Christian Bale for the role, and why he wanted to film with real explosions and bullets instead of CGI.  The article does a lot for raising confidence in McG as the right man for the helm to, as he says, “restore order and credibility in the house of Terminator.”

Oh, and just in case you’re wondering, McG’s real name is Joseph McGinty Nichol.

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New ‘Terminator Salvation’ TV Spots: “I’ll Be Back” & “Difference”

Terminator Salvation

Two new Terminator Salvation TV Spots have been released, and in the second “I’ll be back” spot Christian Bale gets to deliver the line made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original Terminator:

Difference:

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Terminator Salvation: Helicopter Pins Terminator Concept Art

The Art of Terminator Salvation

Four concept artists stills from a scene in Terminator Salvation where a Helicopter lands on a Terminator and John Connor dispatches it.  The images come from The Art of Terminator Salvation by Tara Bennett and Titan Books.  We’ve compiled them into a slideshow to further communicate the scene.

Terminator Salvation opens in theaters:
USA – May 21
Canada – May 22
UK – June 3
Australia – June 4

Images courtesy of io9.

New ‘Terminator Salvation’ TV Spot – Loss

Terminator Salvation

A new TV spot for Terminator Salvation that includes a few seconds of footage not seen before.

Terminator Salvation opens in theaters:
USA – May 21
Canada – May 22
UK – June 3
Australia – June 4

Terminator Salvation: A Look At The Moto-Terminator

Moto-Terminator's in a scene from 'Terminator Salvation'

Moto-Terminator's in a scene from 'Terminator Salvation'

In the trailer(s) to Terminator Salvation you get to see snippets from a couple of action scenes with ‘Moto-Terminators’.  Now we’ve got a few concept artist images to show you and a short behind the scenes video of them in action.

The first two images are early conceptual designs as presented in the The Art of Terminator Salvation and Terminator Salvation: The Official Movie Companion (by Tara Bennett and Titan Books).

Moto Terminator
Moto-Terminator

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‘Terminator Salvation’ Latest Swine Flu Casualty

Terminator Salvation

Following on from the postponement of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Star Trek, Sony has now postponed Terminator Salvation from its premiere in Mexico due to Swine Flu.

Terminator Salvation was scheduled to hit Mexican theaters on June 5.

At this time a new release date has yet to be scheduled.

Source: THR

A Few New Images And Art From ‘Terminator Salvation’

Here’s a few more new images and art from Terminator Salvation:

Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation

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McG Calls Out Michael Bay

On the left: Mcg, On the Right: Michael Bay

On the left: Mcg, On the Right: Michael Bay

Two of this years biggest movies involve giant robots: Terminator Salvation from Director McG and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen from Director Michael Bay.  Perhaps it was always going to be the case such a situation would result in a rivalry beyond the box office.

You see, earlier in the year Michael Bay took a swipe at McG over, wait for it, his giant robot.  It began when Bay saw the giant Harvester Terminator in the first Terminator Salvation preview.  Immediately Bay posted a message on MichaelBay.com:

“We’ve seen certain movies coming out even try to duplicate Transformer size robots in their ads. Please, come on.”

McG retaliated, ”It bothers me to tell you the truth. Ultimately, our large robots have nothing to do with the Transformers robots. I say with respect, giant robots have been the theme of film for a real long time.”

Bay later quipped that he’d love to see his Transformers take on Terminators (apart from at the box office).  Thing’s went silent for a little while, at which point we thought the rivalry was done (save for the zillions of Transformers fans vs Terminator fans that immediately went crazy on message boards).

Then McG publicly stated his view that Terminator’s are more realistic than Transformers, announcing:  “I think Transformers is a terrific picture, but that’s a picture whose genesis is in a toy. They’re sort of more colourful and optimistic and the pictures are sort of breakdancing and flips and backspins. But ours is a very different, real world. Ours is a world of, ‘This is where we can be ten years from now.’”

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‘Terminator Salvation’ Story Boards: Marcus Wright’s First Contact

Terminator Salvation the Official Movie Companion

Two days ago we posted a storyboard slideshow of the first Harvester Attack scene in Terminator Salvation.  In the following slideshow you get to see nine story board drawings that depict the key action beats of Marcus Wright’s (Sam Worthington) first encounter with a Terminator and Kyle Reese in Terminator Salvation.

The images come from Tara Bennett’s book Terminator Salvation: The Official Movie Companion which chronicles the making of the film (courtesy of Collider who are also offering a free copy of the book via an email competition). The book will be released by Titan Books on May 1st.

Terminator Salvation opens in theaters:
USA – May 21
Canada – May 22
UK – June 3
Australia – June 4

Three New Awesome ‘Terminator Salvation’ TV Spots

Here’s three new awesome Terminator Salvation TV Spots courtesy of Trailer Addict.

The first one features an extended opening from John Connor and new dialogue from Kyle Reese. Titled ‘The Human Spirit’:

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