I was no the biggest fan on McG's Terminator Salvation film, it didn't seem like many of the fans were either, but apparently McG and the studios are all very excited to jump on board and get the fifth Terminator film rolling. Please, no more McG directed Terminator films! He killed the last film! But here is McG talking about it very excitedly.
Yeah, we're working on it right now. We're very far down the line with the story for that - for the next picture, and even the picture after that, and feeling good and we'll see where that takes us.
Prepping for two more Terminator films? Not just one but two more Terminator disasters are in the works.
Warners is excited about it. Sony is excited about it. And we can't wait to get back at it and show the world what becomes of that war and how we master time travel because we stayed away from time travel in Salvation and I missed it. We decided it was the right thing to do and we did a lot of things right in that movie and we did many things wrong in that movie. And we'll learn from the experience and we'll grow and I think the next movie is going to be even more exciting and a better film.
I'd go as far to say as they did nothing right in that movie, except for the casting, and then these great actor were given poorly written dialogue and directed badly. Where does McG think his hits and misses were?
I think the film missed some of the fun that Jim [Cameron] brought to the early pictures.
Hell yeah it did!
I'm a disciple of Jim. [Expletive], yesterday I was down in Baja at the tanks he built for Titanic scouting 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. We'll bring a little bit more relief in that [fun] capacity. Not to the degree that you saw in the third picture, but a little bit more than ours. We wanted to be very, very nose to the grindstone and really establish credibility and it worked in many ways and it was unsuccessful in other ways, because it wasn't a unanimous world of "[Expletive] yeah, we love Terminator Salvation." There were plenty of people who kicked us in the ass over it. But the film will end up doing about $400 million bucks and internationally it was very well received - better than it was here in the States. But we live in a domestic intensive, Hollywood film world and I take it very personally. I take it very seriously. And clearly I didn't do a good enough job on that picture and I didn't satisfy the fanbase to the degree that I would expect to satisfy them. And I take that very seriously and I just work that much more diligently to make sure I do that in the next one.
Well at least he is man enough to admit it, but not man enough to hand the project over to a more capable director to continue the story. Speaking of story, what does he have in mind for the next film?
One of the problems is that in a post-apocalyptic world, everybody's a little bummed out because your brother melted... your friends are gone. Everything went haywire. So the idea is to play with one of the tried and true rules of the franchise - time travel - and introduce it in this picture. I don't want to share too much, but let's just say it's very, very likely that John Connor is going to end up running through rooms like this where he knows something that none of us know. And I think that is a platform for great storytelling. Because I always love it when [Kyle] Reese is in our world, as you saw in the first picture, and everybody thinks he's out of his [expletive] mind and he knows and he can't afford to be concerned. And he's got to convince someone he cares about to come with him! And that's one of the engines. And we'll have a much more clearly defined antagonist in the new picture. It will be more of a chase movie with a new Terminator that is on your ass.
A few months ago McG was talking about the movie be set in 2011 London and that...
Skynet 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 f**king awesome.
So there ya have it. This is what we have to look forward to for the next Terminator film. What do ya think?
Also in the interview with IGN he mentions that he might try and cast Sam Worthington as nemo in his 20,000 Leagues Underthe Sea. What do you think of Worthington being cast as Nemo?