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McG Talks Terminator Salvation
Director on the look and the story

22 July 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: Terminator Salvation

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With the teaser trailer for Terminator Salvation getting great reaction in cinemas and online, McG has been gabbing on the movie's official blog about the story and look of the film.

Of the aesthetic for the fourth Terminator movie, McG says, "We're shooting the film on color stock but are using a method inspired by the Oz process which was developed at Technicolor by Mike Zacharia and Bob Olson. Basically we are adding three times as much silver. It creates a surreal texture that is in keeping with the notion of the entire picture - feeling detached from the world we know today." So, that'll be nice.

McG also says that he and Christian Bale have been entering into extensive collaboration on the story and that they're committing to story over action – an encouraging statement, even if it is one used by a lot of directors who, well, clearly don't put story before action. He describes the plot, which takes place during the battle between humans and robots that follows Judgement Day, as "a Prometheus tale really, how creating life creates real responsibility - and if left unchecked, can be our undoing."

McG's managed to turn a good proportion of his online detractors around with his casting and visual decisions on this movie. The guy's gone from internet pariah to potential fan favourite. All he has to do now is deliver on the promise that this movie's so far showing. No pressure.

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RE: McG Talks Terminator Salvation
You don't want him to use his real name if you what it is...i feel sorry for him for having such a name. McG sounds a lot better. More

Posted by Noelg25 at 12:43 on 23 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: McG Talks Terminator Salvation
Give McG a chance for fucks sake. Almost every director does crap movies (Charlie's Angels) until they get their big break. This could be McG's. I wish he'd use his real name though, it invites negativity. More

Posted by CORLEONE at 12:23 on 23 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: McG Talks Terminator Salvation
I seriously hope this wont be a PG-13 (or 12A in the UK). It should be at least a 15. Judging by the pics and trailer I think it will be 15. But I would prefer it to be a 18. I know everyone is not happy about McG directing, but seriously guys looking at the pics and the teaser, it's possible he has nailed this down. I am still reserving judgement til the proper trailer is out. But I have to say, I am looking forward to this movie. Hopefully it will re-ignite the Terminator franchise and althou More

Posted by Noelg25 at 10:15 on 23 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Fan favourite?
Ok, I'm only allowed so long in the I.T. room during association and I sometimes let off too much steam. Beats table tennis though. More

Posted by carmbler at 10:01 on 23 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Fan favourite?
L: carmbler "WANKER! I fucking hate movie pirates. You are a dick!!!!!!!!!!! I saw you in the street last week and you look like a cross between me and your Mother." I saw your Dad in a gay bar the other day, so i took him back to my house and gave him aids. He said thanks and that he'll give it to you later. You fucking retard. The only reason I mentioned bit-torrent is because that's the level of interest any McG project deserves. P.S. Hope you die soon. sp; CMON guys - a More

Posted by waltham1979 at 09:23 on 23 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Fan favourite?
"WANKER! I fucking hate movie pirates. You are a dick!!!!!!!!!!! I saw you in the street last week and you look like a cross between me and your Mother." I saw your Dad in a gay bar the other day, so i took him back to my house and gave him aids. He said thanks and that he'll give it to you later. You fucking retard. The only reason I mentioned bit-torrent is because that's the level of interest any McG project deserves. P.S. Hope you die soon. More

Posted by carmbler at 08:55 on 23 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Fan favourite?
What exactly did people want from a Charlie Angels movie? A dark and gritty R-rated movie? Those films couldn't have had any other sort of tone than the one we saw. Imagine if message boards existed in the 1980s - "What!!! The director of Pirahna 2 is directing a sequel to Alien!!!! This will suck bad!!!"   The only thing that was a little off putting about the trailer was how bright it all was but if that purple laser fire returns I will be happy. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 19:51 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Fan favourite?
L: carmbler If Gary Glitter produces an Ivor Novello winning album, I won't be listening to it. If you give Terminator 4 a five star review, #cc0000]I might get it from bit torrent.. but probably not. sp; WANKER!  I fucking hate movie pirates.  You are a dick!!!!!!!!!!!  I saw you in the street last week and you look like a cross between me and your Mother.   ]  More

Posted by kinge247 at 19:37 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: I give it the benefit of the doubt
L: moviemaniac-7 But a director that names himself like a teenage rapper? Come on. And be honest, someone with the first two Charlie's Angels on his resume doesn't become a fan favourite overnight. Let's see how this plays out. Although it would a surprising touch if he makes John's Angels and the three 'angels' are the T800, T1000 and the TX. sp; His full name is Joseph McGinty Nichol and he has been known as McG since he was a kid. Its not a rap moniker.  I will wait and watch t More

Posted by kinge247 at 19:34 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

christ...
both sides of this argument are pissing me off a little... someone below says McG's 'raping their childhood' and uses the 'he ruined charlies angels' angle...some perspective, please. hes not raping anything or anyone in any way, least of all your childhood, clarkkent, as you weren't even born when the first film came out according to your profile. and how you can "ruin" charlies angels" i have no fucking idea. theres nothing to ruin... And as for others saying "leave More

Posted by magnusbarfod at 19:22 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

"A Prometheus tale really, how creating life creates real responsibility - and if left unchecked, can be our undoing." Uhm. Am I alone in thinking the first two films already did this brilliantly? More

Posted by keyzersaulsie at 18:28 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

I give it the benefit of the doubt
But a director that names himself like a teenage rapper? Come on. And be honest, someone with the first two Charlie's Angels on his resume doesn't become a fan favourite overnight. Let's see how this plays out. Although it would a surprising touch if he makes John's Angels and the three 'angels' are the T800, T1000 and the TX. More

Posted by moviemaniac-7 at 18:11 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

Calm down
Look fanboys freaked out when Ledger got the role of Joker, why does anyone care if some retard will never watch this because of McG. Anyone with half a brain will wait until it its finished to see if its any good. More

Posted by boriordan at 16:40 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

Rumour Control!!!!
Kazuya: Apparantly McG is on record as saying it will be a R rated flick. jascott: That idea has (thankfully) been shot down by the studio after they clapped eyes on the US pilot. Hopefully it will never see the light of day ever again. More

Posted by richm_drevil at 16:17 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

MCG IS RAPING MY CHILDHOOD, HE RUINED CHARLIES ANGELS, HE'S GOING TO REMAKE SPACED WITHOUT ANY OF THE ORIGINAL CREATORS. jesus listen to you idiots. First off no matter how good/bad this film is it won't take away the fact that T1 and T2 were awesome. Charlie's angels were shit to begin with, the tv show was camp, silly, family entertainment, so what did McG do? made a camp, silly, family entertainment film. What the hell did you idiots expect? And lastly, well the spaced thing was month More

Posted by clarkkent at 15:04 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: McG Talks Terminator Salvation
Remind me again, this will a PG-13 Terminator film right? More

Posted by Kazuya at 14:19 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

i heard he is rumoured to be makin an american version of spaced without contribution from simon pegg et al. so i hope this movie is bad enough that he will not be allow to do that. i have no love for the terminator franchise anymore. More

Posted by jascott at 12:57 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

touch harsh?!
think comparing MCG to a paeodophile is a touch harsh carmbler but I see your point !! although MCG talks a good talk, he is saying all the right things and the teaser looks good ... getting excited a little !! More

Posted by waltham1979 at 12:12 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

Next one to Blomkamp!!!
Neill Blomkamp should have been given this after he was criminally shafted out of his Halo adaptation. His shorts have been fantastic and his tone would have been PERFECT for a credible Terminator movie. District 9 will put him on the map and maybe they’ll offer him the next one when McG makes a pigs arse out of this. Heres hoping... More

Posted by pete_traynor at 12:04 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

Fan favourite?
If Gary Glitter produces an Ivor Novello winning album, I won't be listening to it. If you give Terminator 4 a five star review, I might get it from bit torrent..... but probably not. More

Posted by carmbler at 11:31 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

No matter how good this is..
..I'll never be able to understand how McG got to direct it.It boggles the mind.Still, he seems to have done everything right so far.As for his past..don't forget how Francis Ford Coppola started out... More

Posted by crimebusterofthesea at 10:53 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

Judgement day
I'm beginning to look at this in a whole new way. If , and only if McG creates that moody feel to this film then it could be his salvation. i have only seen parts of the Charlies Angels films and that is a good thing, feel sorry for all that wasted those few hours of life that cannot be returned watching that shit. But i thibk all he has to do is make a film better than T3 , not a hard task and even that had Arnie in it and they still made a mess. Good luck McG, hope you pull it off. More

Posted by take1 at 10:44 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

Don't care......
Guys still a plank. It'll take a heluva lot to forgive him for the living abortions which were the Charlies Angels movies. More

Posted by damn im good! at 10:20 on 22 July 2008 | Report This Post

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