McG discusses "surreal" 'Terminator'
Wednesday, July 23 2008, 18:26 BST
By Simon Reynolds, Entertainment Reporter
Terminator Salvation director McG has claimed that the latest instalment in the sci-fi franchise will have a "surreal" visual style.
In a posting on the film's official website, the Charlie's Angels filmmaker said: "We have set out to achieve a completely new visual style that hasn't been seen before... Basically, we are adding three times as much silver.
"It creates a surreal texture that is in keeping with the notion of the entire picture - feeling detached from the world we know today."
McG also praised the story contributions made by leading men Christian Bale and Sam Worthingon.
"Every morning and every night, Christian and I work on the story," he added. "Sam's contribution has been excellent. We are committed to putting the story and character first and then supplementing that with action and visual effects. It is our intention to make a film on a large scale with the nuance and subtext of a high quality independent picture.
"The richness of the story is really coming out now. It's a Prometheus tale really, how creating life creates real responsibility - and if left unchecked, can be our undoing."
Considering Hollywood's penchant/record for taking sci-fi novels and/or movie serials and ruining them over time, I wouldn't bet against it.......This truly is going to be a horrendous movie, isn't it?
Wha-wha-whaaa? I mean, yeah, it was no Citizen Kane (or Star Wars, or Metropolis, to choose more appropriate references)... but one of the most horrid films ever? No way.Case in point, Starship Troopers....excellent novel to read, but one of the most horrid films ever made IMO.
(Via Filmwad)Filmwad said:Batman and Mr. Freeze met in Malibu, which of course resulted in a rumor about the next Terminator flick.
No one knows what they spoke about, but a fan sent this in to Latino Review:
I should make it clear, i have varous contacts in WB and from what i've been told the fans are in for a treat. The premise of Arnie's involvement is to have a fully rendered digital face of Arnie replacing the recently cast Roland Kickinger (The Younger version of Arnie). It seems the Director Mc G will in no doubt try all he can to ensure the Governator has some sort of involvement and as a result Arnold was on set providing key ADR (Voice over) for the visual effects guys to reference during post production. You have to remember, Arnold's commitments are preventing his return to the movie business and this seems the best logical way to ensure his involvement.
You may recall Christopher Lee's face being embossed on a stunt double in the Star Wars prequels?, imagine that with Arnold and you will get the picture. With ILM's best on the scene, it looks like Mc G is trying to get a head start on James Cameron's photo realistic stereoscopic camera systems.
X17online had the encounter on video.
Oooh..... I"m sure the financial backers of T4 just loved hearing about that interview.It could be a big steaming pile or it could be brilliant. Sam Worthington is in [Cameron's new film] Avatar and the new Terminator and he likes the script, but I never saw it. There was no blessing involved.
If it was another actor as the lead, I would likely agree but... unless this movie makes in an incredible amount of money and Christian Bale is either locked into a multi-movie contract or is offered an incredible amount of money for a sequel, then this might be a one-off deal, at least with him.I love how they always try to make it sound like this will be the last Terminator movie ever...