James Cameron on His Big Contribution to TERMINATOR GENISYS
A few months ago, Terminator creator and mastermind James Cameron revealed that he was loosely attached to the upcoming Terminator Genisys film. It was just an advisory role for him, but it seems like he played a decent sized role in developing the story that we are going to see unfold. In a recent interview with Deadline he reveals what what his big and awesome contribution was.
"I wasn’t interested in producing it or working on it actively, but I did want to put in a good word for Arnold. I pointed out that the outer covering (of the Terminator) was actually not synthetic, that it was organic and therefore could age. You could theoretically have a Terminator that was sent back in time, missed his target, and ended up just kind of living on in society. Because he is a learning computer and has a brain as a central processor he could actually become more human as he went along without getting discovered."
That's such a damn cool concept, and it explains how Schwarzenegger comes back as an older cyborg. In a separate interview with Empire, the director talks about why he's not worried about this new Terminator movie.
"It’s not my problem! It’s like being a grandparent, the kids come over and you can send them back! When I walked away from the franchise, I had to do it with the sense that I can invest in emotion. To me, it’s all upside, because if it’s good, it’s good for Arnold [Schwarzenegger], my friend Laeta [Kalogridis] and if it’s not good? It doesn’t bother me personally."
He does say that he hopes it will turn out to be a great film, though.
"I’m hoping it’s great. I’d like them to get it right, and based on the script that I read there’s a pretty good chance that it could. It looks like it could be fun."
As a fan of this franchise, that's encouraging to hear. That statement actually boosts my excitement for the movie a little bit. On another note, there's a chance that one day the rights to the Terminator franchise will revert back to Cameron, and if that happens, the director isn't counting out the opportunity to come back and reinvent the franchise. Here's what he had to says:
"I haven’t really thought that far ahead yet. I’ve got plenty of time to think about it. It might be fun to completely re-invent the franchise. A lot has to do with what happens with it in the meantime, people may have Terminator fatigue."
As long as Cameron is the one making the Terminator films I won't have "Terminator fatigue." Terminator: Genisys stars Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Dayo Okeniyi as Danny Dyson, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who returns as T-800. The movie also includes Doctor Who’s Matt Smith and G.I. Joe: Retaliation’s Byung-hun Lee. The film will be released in theaters on July 1st, 2015.