Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
At Comic Con, McG claimed that James Cameron had officially given him his blessing for Terminator Salvation. Last Month, James Cameron shot back in an interview with E! claiming “there was no blessing involved”, he hadn’t read the script and that the fourth Termiantor film “could be a big steaming pile or it could be brilliant.” Fans mistook these comments as Cameron saying that he thinks the film is going to suck. Not so. Cameron has finally set the record strait, telling AICN: “I think all people heard was the steaming pile part and concluded I was against the film, which I’m not. In fact, it might be very good, an opinion based solely on what [Termiantor Salvation star] Sam Worthington has shared with me.” Cameron calls the “blessing” to be a “perfectly innocent” “misunderstanding”.
“He asked me in a phone call when I was shooting in New Zealand earlier this year if I would be a supporter and creative participant in the new film. I said sure, send me the script and I’ll give you my thoughts. And I warned him that free advice is usually worth what you pay for it. For whatever reason I never got the script and to date I haven’t seen a foot of film other than what everybody’s seen in the trailer, which is not enough to form an opinion. So I have zero basis for supporting or dissing the film.” … “Obviously I can’t give my blessing (whatever that means anyway ) to the film completely blind. But I’m predisposed to be supportive based on Sam’s involvement and his judgment, because I believe in him.”
Unfortunately, we were asked by Warner Bros to remove the featurette that was online last week. I hope everyone had a chance to see it, because I think it really gives you hope for the project. If I were Warner Bros, I would start releasing some of Martin Laing’s concept art.