Earlier this month, Paramount Pictures released a video which featured Terminator creator James Cameron praising the hell out of Terminator Genisys, saying that in his mind it is “the third film” in the series. Some cynical fans believe that the Cameron video isn’t authentic, believing he either makes money off the new film or was paid for his endorsement. Was the James Cameron Terminator Genisys endorsement paid for? How did the screening happen? Does James Cameron make money off the new sequel? Find out all the details, after the jump.
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Hot Toys is releasing a Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1/6th scale Sarah Connor Collectible Figure as part of their Movie Masterpiece Series line. I’m always amazed at the detail that goes into these figures,
The movie-accurate Sarah Connor collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Linda Hamilton in the movie, highlighting the newly sculpted head and muscular arm, as well as detailed hair sculpture.
The figure is due out in the second quarter of 2010, and is now available for preorder on Sideshow Collectibles for $149.99. Check out a ton of additional photos, and more information about the figure and what is included, after the jump.
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A trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Homes premiered this morning at ShoWest. This is definitely not the Sherlock Holmes you’ve ever seen before. I was surprised at how comical the footage was. It felt a little like the humor of Disney’s Pirates of the Carribbean films. Fans of Ritchie might be interested to know that the director’s stylish cinematography was definitely intact. During a sequence showing the barenuckle pitfight, Holmes’ punches are executed in a slow motion style reminiscent of the video game Fight Night. And while the film isn’t set in modern day, the trailer had a very contemporary in-you-face edit. Of course, I’m not sure if this was just a trailer cut for ShoWest, or if it might be an early version of the actual theatrical trailer. Some people commented on Robert Downey Jr‘s accent, which wasn’t too believable, but I’m sure in the context of the movie it won’t really matter.
The presentation also included extended trailers for The Hangover, Terminator Salvation and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I’ve seen so much of Terminator between the various roadshows, on set sizzle reel, and comic con presentation, but I’m still impressed every new pass. The most notable thing about the new extended trailer is a shot of either John Connor or young Kyle Reese holding a photo, THE photo, of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor from Terminator.
Before presenting the trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Warner Bros head Alan Horn joked that he hopes fans can forgive him for moving the film to July, and that “we got a few emails about that one.” The footage was incredible, as is to be expected. A lot of really cool visuals which I won’t even attempt to disservice by describing.
As the keynote began, Horn made another funny joke. He noted that the large auditorium was very full, and that if every person in the room had paid $10 to see Watchmen, the film might have performed better. I’m paraphrasing, of course, but it was pretty funny. But I’m surprised that he would make that joke.
In February, Linda Hamilton revealed that she was in active negotiations to reprise her role as Sarah Connor for a voice over in McG’s Terminator Salvation. CHUD now has confirmation that she not only agreed to do the read, but the voice over is already cut into the beginning of the film. A Sarah Connor voice over is the perfect way to introduce the audience to the post-apocalyptic world of the future, and it sounds like it fit in quite nicely.
Terminator series star Linda Hamilton has confirmed to MTV that she is in active negotiations with Warner Bros to reprise her role of Sarah Connor in Terminator Salvation. Last month director McG said that they were considering an option that would allow them to have “Sarah Connor do a voice over to open the movie.” Apparently that’s now the plan.
I would probably be very happy to loan my voice depending on what the material is,” Hamilton told MTV. “Wait and see. They’re already writing it. We’ve been negotiating it.
And while I think that a Sarah Connor voice over is the perfect way to introduce the audience to the post-apocalyptic world of the future, it doesn’t exactly seem like a juicy role. Some fans expected Hamilton to turn down the opportunity because the actress turned down an offer to be in Terminator 3 because she thought the character was “disposable” and “negligible”.
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Rumors of cameo appearances in Terminator Salvation refuse to die. E! online reports that at a New York preview screening of the film on Monday, McG was asked by producer Dan Lin what surprises the film might have in store, to which he responded, “I can’t talk about it. I can’t talk about the governor of California.” I wonder what he was getting at exactly…
On top of that, we’ve also heard from Coming Soon reporting from the same event that there’s a possibility Sarah Connor might appear in the series: “After the presentation was over, we talked with McG at the cocktail reception that followed and asked him whether he planned on doing any sort of recap of the first two movies as an introduction for those who didn’t get a chance to see them. He said they were still trying to figure out what to do, but one option they came up with was to have Sarah Connor do a voiceover to open the movie.”
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