Arnold Schwarzenegger Says James Cameron and Tim Miller Will Keep Things Simple With the New TERMINATOR Movie
With James Cameron involved with the next installment of Terminator films, fans seem excited about what is coming. It's an excitement we haven't felt in a long time because Cameron hasn't been involved with the creation of the previous movies. Now that the man who created the Terminator is back in the saddle fans are expecting great things.
James Cameron is developing the film alongside Deadpool director Tim Miller and they are developing a plan to continue the story that ended with Terminator 2. According to Arnold Schwarzenegger, they are taking steps to fix the broken franchise, and one of the things they are looking at doing is keeping things simple.
During a recent interview, Schwarzenegger talked about the next Terminator film with Business Insider, saying:
"I think [James] Cameron and Tim [Miller] came up with a concept where they can continue on with the T-800 but make a whole new movie. What they are doing now with this one is basically to just take a few very basic characters, like Linda Hamilton’s character and my character, and dismiss everything else. Just move away from all these rules of the timeline and other characters."
As for what the story will entail, it sounds like Schwarzenegger's T-800 will be going up against some newer technology that will prove to be a challenge for him. Schwarzenegger continues:
"I think the T-800 model is a really interesting character. He’s a machine, can be destructive, can do things human beings can’t do, but at the same time when newer technology comes along the character is suddenly vulnerable and that makes him even more interesting."
When previously talking about Schwarzenegger's T-800 character, Tim Miller said that they will embrace his age, explaining:
"I like my sci-fi grounded. I like my characters grounded. And what Jim said about the exterior aging while the interior remains the same — well, not the interior, as in the brain, as emotionally and intellectually he will have evolved. They’re learning machines. But that’s a way to make it different than it was. Even in ‘Genisys,’ he looked — I should stop — he was a slightly gussied-up version of the old Terminator. I think we should embrace his age, and that’s what’s going to make it interesting and fresh for the fans."
The new trilogy of films is also being developed by writers David Goyer (Batman Begins), Charles Eglee (Dark Angel) and Josh Friedman (Avatar, The Sarah Connor Chronicles). Linda Hamilton is set to reprise her role as Sarah Connor, which is extremely exciting, and the first new Terminator movie will be released on July 26, 2019.