EW was able to talk to Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins producers Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek, and Moritz Borman about the fourth film in the Terminator series, directed by McG. Here is what I learned:
- The movie is set to begin shooting in either Australia or Budapest on March 15
- The budget is “north of $150 million.”
- John Connoer (Christian Bale) is the star of the film: “He’s leading the fight for the salvation of humanity against the machines. So he’s very important,” says Anderson.
- A New Terminator co-star will be introduced.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger “may make a cameo.”
You can read the whole EW article over at TerminatorFiles.
Last week we told you that McG has supposedly signed on to direct Terminator 4. Today Ain’tItCool is reporting a rumor that Christian Bale has been cast as John Connor in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. What are the chances of this being true? I’ve been a long supporter of McG. With a good producer to wrangle him in, he can make a fun movie, I’m sure of that. If this is true, Bale would immediately gives the project more credibility in the fanboy circles.
Last month a rumor circulated the internet claiming that The Halcyon Company was in talks with McG to direct Terminator 4. Now JoBlo has confirmed that the action director is officially signed on to helm Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (a horrible title, we know… could a horrible movie be far off?).
I’ve said it before, and most people disagree with me, but I believe McG’s Charlies Angels is one of the best fun just purely to be fun action movies in recent years. His efforts since have been varied (Full Throttle was overboard and We Are Marshall was, well, I try to forget). It could be said that McG probably needs a good producer to reign him in at some points.
But is McG’s style vs. substance method the right way to go for this film? I’m not sure. On the other hand, McG ensures an interesting effort (good or bad), unlike many of the hack directors who could be hired for the project. We must remember that James Cameron will never be available for another Terminator flick, no matter how much we wish it to be.