McG talks a bit more about 'Terminator Salvation'

by Joey Paur

Venkman here and it looks like McG has posted a new update on his Terminator Blog. You know what? I am pretty sure he knows what the of Termintor thinks about him directing this film, and he is trying very hard to gain our trust. He knows that he has to make an amazing movie, and because he knows that he may pull it off. Am I warming up to McG directing this movie? I guess you can say I am. I really liked the trailer and I like what he says below, so check it out.

We are half way through filming. Our teaser is in theaters and playing
before The Dark Knight.

You will see that this is a movie inspired by the first films, but is a true new beginning in that it takes place in the future.

All three Terminator films took place present day, with Terminators
traveling back in time to attack. This picture takes place after Judgment
Day. It happened. Everything is gone. The story of the movie is the "brink
moment" Reese always talked about.

From a technical perspective, we have set out to achieve a completely new
visual style that hasn't been seen before. We're shooting the film on color
stock but are using a method inspired by the Oz process which was developed
at Technicolor by Mike Zacharia and Bob Olson. 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

Every morning and every night Christian and I work on the story. 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.

The entire crew takes the making of this film very seriously. I made a point
of hiring key personnel that are passionate about getting this right.
Everyone is well versed in the mythology.

Comicon is this weekend. I look forward to sharing the film with the

Ya gotta admit everything he said here was the right thing to say. This statement has opened up my mind to the possiblity that 'Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins' can be yet another awesome Terminator movie. I can see it being better than Terminator 3 for sure. What do you think? It will be fun to see what they show us a Comic-Con!

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