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And McG explains his thinking

02 February 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Wired

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When it was first announced that McG was directing Terminator: Salvation, the fans were horrified, but everything we've seen since suggests that he might be on to something after all. And now Wired has some new images, concept art and an interview with McG that promises more good things.

"Salvation takes place in 2018," says McG, "so you see the R&D that went into the T-800. It's like the polio vaccine: You've got to go through a lot of lab rats to get to vaccine. In this film, humans are the lab rats. Skynet is testing on us to figure out how to make a photorealistic, leaner, smaller, more capable machine -- the T-800."

Terminator Salvation Pics Online

McG talked to Wired about getting Christian Bale onboard, getting Jonathan Nolan to rewrite the script, and his plans for the third act (only tiny mild spoilers of a non-spoilerific nature follow):

"Is Skynet smart enough to use the best parts of ourselves against ourselves? Can we trust the machine?" Mc G asked. "Therein lies the rub and that's what act three is all about. The ending of this film is elliptical. It's going to make a lot of people mad and you'll see lot of people scratching their heads. It's not disposable, where you forget about it before you even get to the parking lot. It's going to make you think."

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For the full story, head over to Wired for mor on McG's Terminator Salvation vision.


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what??
I think this films going to be AWESOME!! I love post-apocalyptic era type stuff! Christian Bale is an amazing actor and i love all his work so i have a lot of faith. An obviously everyone has there own opinion, but for me this looks perfect! cant wait! More

Posted by takaraheadon at 20:11 on 05 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: The only one?
I'm still not convinced though friend,   The Nolan involvement is always welcome, but great screenwriters like David Koepp have put out their fair share of rubbish (The Lost World prime example)   I feel the need to be more specific though, because I too didnt think that Reign of Fire was that bad. It had dragons, explosions, guns and McConaughey with his shirt off, but it was an unsubstantial genre flick that gave one typical 'bang for buck' fare. And in my opinion, Terminato More

Posted by FBIAgentBigJohnson at 12:02 on 04 February 2009 | Report This Post

What is the twist?
Interesting article and great pics. We all know there is going to be a major twist in the film, and Marcus being a terminator is not it, so the question is what is it? * Firstly Marcus is much more emotive than T800, T1000 and TX so my guess he is from the future..maybe Skynets abortive attempt of a human/terminator hybrid (think cylon)???? * Why is John Conner so important, that Skynet keeps sending terminators back in time to kill him Yes we all know he is the leader of the resistance More

Posted by mad scientist at 09:29 on 04 February 2009 | Report This Post

Christian Bale
Have a look at this Christian Bale on the Terminator set!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGx-UexX9S4 Incr edible!! More

Posted by siraddam at 01:04 on 04 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: The only one?
L: FBIAgentBigJohnson I'm sorry, but I just don't get how there can still be any kind of buzz for this film...it looks terrible. I have zero faith in McG to do anything worthwhile with this franchise, I am expecting a non-risk, 12A, Max Payne-style piece of balls, and I think Bale looks like he has taken 50 steps back to appear in what will basically be Reign of Fire 2- only with robots. Am I alone here? sp; yea I think so bud. Think the trailer looks superb, other than Reign of F More

Posted by waltham1979 at 14:04 on 03 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Bale = nutbag!
Oh, come on, he's a nutbag just because of that? You never snapped under pressure at work? I have. Here, I have a link too: www.imdb.com/news/ni0667305/ More

Posted by anascreen29 at 12:33 on 03 February 2009 | Report This Post

Bale = nutbag!
Proof that the man is unhinged. http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_audio/020209_christianbal e.mp3 More

Posted by I Went Down at 10:57 on 03 February 2009 | Report This Post

The only one?
I'm sorry, but I just don't get how there can still be any kind of buzz for this film...it looks terrible. I have zero faith in McG to do anything worthwhile with this franchise, I am expecting a non-risk, 12A, Max Payne-style piece of balls, and I think Bale looks like he has taken 50 steps back to appear in what will basically be Reign of Fire 2- only with robots. Am I alone here? More

Posted by FBIAgentBigJohnson at 10:43 on 03 February 2009 | Report This Post

RE: im there
full story, er to Wired for /b] McG's Terminator Salvation visione] Is that a deliberate typo? Oh please tell me it is More

Posted by Evil_Bob at 07:24 on 03 February 2009 | Report This Post

im there
nothin can be more fucked than the sopranos ending, but it will be good to see. is reese in this film or is there more to come? More

Posted by richie fingers at 21:30 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post

Hopefully he means an end that makes you mad like Night of the Living Dead or The Mist. A challenging end that doesn't just follow convention. After all, most audiences say they want convention but they aren't the films that get remembered. If it's done right, this is shaping up to be quite special. McG? Good grief. More

Posted by Najemikon at 15:05 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post

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L: Timon Got to love that art but is he covering himself with that 'the ending is going to make some people mad' comment? h I thought that was weird. Maybe it's an american-ism for excited? I can't really think I'd want to see a film that's going to annoy me right at the end... More

Posted by Arfpint at 15:03 on 02 February 2009 | Report This Post

Got to love that art but is he covering himself with that 'the ending is going to make some people mad' comment? More

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