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McG has been hyping the upcoming TV series Human Target on the TCA press tour and by the by discussing his plans for another Terminator and also his 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea adaptation. Previously, McG had suggested he had Will Smith in mind for the role of Captain Nemo. Of course, Nemo is an Indian in the books, and Smith is not so it was clear that McG was willing to take some liberties. He still is, because according to an interview with IGN, his new top choice is none other than Sam Worthington.

Worthington played Marcus in McG’s under-appreciated yet definitely underwhelming Terminator Salvation, and will soon be seen in Avatar and Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans. McG’s definitely a fan:

Look out for Clash of the Titans because Clash is going to be really good – I’ve seen some of that. Now he’s doing The Tourist with Charlize [Theron]. He’s all over the place, and I might cast him as Nemo if it’s in the cards. We’ll see.

So, it seems perhaps that negotiations are all that stand between this rumor and an official announcement – scheduling and pay and all that jazz. IGN also asked McG about the ongoing development of Terminator 5. Here’s some of what he told them:

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 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.

Doesn’t sound too bad. According to what we’ve heard already, the destination for John Connor’s time travel will be London circa 2011. And back then, in June, McG was also threatening a large scale invasion from the future:

[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.

Doesn’t seem to mesh entirely with the “clearly defined antagonist”, but that’s not necessarily the case. I remain highly optimistic for the next McG Terminator film – should it ever happen. I’m just sorry that Christian Bale and his daft voice will be involved, and that Jonathan Nolan will probably be dragged along for the ride too.

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