One of Hollywood's most talented special effects maestros has died today of cancer at the age of 62. Posted 06.16.08 by reelz
Stan Winston's ground-breaking, award-winning work has been seen in countless Hollywood blockbusters over the years. A short list of his impressive credits includes Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Jurassic Park and the recent smash Iron Man. Winston was about to start work on the fourth entry into the Terminator franchise, Terminator Salvation: Rise of the Machines.
In case you needed another reason to rush out to the Cineplex to see The Dark Knight when it debuts on July 18th, Warner Bros. just added a big one.
MTV Movies has learned that the first teaser trailer for Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, the latest chapter of the blockbuster franchise starring -- conveniently enough -- Christian Bale, will unspool prior to showings of the highly anticipated sequel to Batman Begins. Director McG is barely a month into the T4 shoot, don't expect to see much in the realm of killer robots and the like from the first trailer -- probably just some ominous voiceover and a few close-up shots of shiny chrome bodyparts.
MTV also got a shot of the first poster for the flick, featuring a sufficiently sinister-looking robot head baring a snaggletooth smile. Apparently, Skynet's latest breed of killer cyborgs are from the UK. Posted 06.11.08 by reelz
Warner Bros. has announced that production on the 4th entry into the Terminator movie franchise, Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, has started shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This one is being directed by McG (We Are Marshall, Charlie's Angels) and stars Christian Bale as John Connor.
Salvation will be the first entry in the series to take place after the infamous "Judgement Day." It's set in the year 2018 and finds Connor leading a human resistence against Skynet's robot army.
Bale's co-stars include Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Moon Bloodgood, Jadagrace and rapper Common.
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is the first of a new trilogy in the series. It is scheduled for release on May 22, 2009. Posted 05.23.08 by reelz
Director McG has added some much-needed estrogen to the cast of Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins*. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pathfinder vixen Moon Bloodgood is in final negotiations to play a "no-nonsense, battle-hardened member of the resistance" (is there any other kind?) in the fourth chapter of James Cameron's iconic sci-fi franchise. Bloodgood joins an impressive cast that includes The Dark Knight's Christian Bale and Star Trek's Anton Yelchin.
*The last known title. Subject to change. Our suggestion: McG Presents Terminator 4: Full Throttle.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter Posted 04.21.08 by reelz
Okay, well he's not actually a Terminator and the deal isn't quite set yet, but the Hollywood Reporter says Anton Yelchin (Charlie Bartlett) is in talks to play a young Kyle Reese in the upcoming fourth installment of the Terminator franchise. Posted 03.19.08 by reelz
Yelchin better prepare for a lifetime of ComiCon appearances because he is also currently shooting a role as Chekov in J.J Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot.
The constantly in-demand Paul Haggis (Crash) is also in talks to offer a polish on the Terminator script prior to the start of filming in May. Haggis has offered his polish work to two Bond flicks, Casino Royale and the upcoming Quantum of Solace.
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is directed by McG (We Are Marshall) and stars Christian Bale as John Connor.
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, McG's reboot of the James Cameron's iconic sci-fi franchise, has finally gotten a release date. Warner Bros. announced today that the fourth chapter in the futuristic saga, featuring Christian Bale in the role of resistance leader John Connor, will arrive in theaters on May 22, 2009, putting it in direct competition with Ben Stiller's comedy Night at the Museum II over the lucrative Memorial Day weekend.
Terminator Salvation is set to begin shooting in May with Bale and Sam Worthington (Avatar) as the flick's only major confirmed castmembers, though Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) is rumored to be among those in talks to play one of the killer cyborgs.
Source: Variety Posted 02.26.08 by reelz
With the recent casting of Christian Bale as the emo-punk-turned-leader-of-the-resistance John Connor in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, the natural follow-up question arose: Who will play Bale's cyborg stalker in the fourth installment of the blockbuster sci-fi franchise? After all, this ain't no whiny pencil-neck Edward Furlong (or, if you prefer, T3's Nick Stahl) we're talking about; a robot capable of taking down Batman is gonna have to be seriously badass.
With that in mind, Jason Coleman of 213.net prodded T4 director McG for some answers and got this reply:
"It's very difficult to say because it's a decidedly masculine role and I think we're living in a time where a lot of actors are very effeminate and they're sort of skinny, heroin chic and there's really a masculine component to the role. And there's guys out there like Russell Crowe and Eric Bana, bring a good physicality, they do what they do, but I don't know if they're exactly right at the end of the day. (Smiles) Josh Brolin is a very exciting actor - we'll see."
No "skinny" or "effeminate" actors? Guess that leaves Ryan Phillippe out of the running.
Source: 213.net Posted 02.07.08 by reelz
Like the unstoppable killing machines featured in its films, the Terminator franchise simply refuses to die. If CHUD and Ain't It Cool News are to believed, a fourth chapter in the venerable Sci-fi series is in the works, with McG directing and Vin Diesel possibly starring.
It's the role Diesel was born to play: stilted, robotic movements, little dialogue, lots of flexing. I must say, however, that I'm a little disappointed with Skynet. After the T-100 made its impressive debut, the Terminator product line really went downhill. The liquid metal T-1000 was a flashy bust, and while the T-X was certainly easy on the eyes, its performance in the field was a tad underwhelming. Will the Vin Diesel model halt this disappointing trend? I'm not optimistic, but I'll reserve judgment until I see Terminator 4.
Diesel seems to be emulating the career path of fellow tough guy Arnold Schwarzenegger, albeit in sort of a second-rate, b-list fashion. First there was the Kindergarten Cop re-hash The Pacifier, and now we have this Terminator re-hash. What's next, a run for West Hollywood City Council? Posted 10.09.07 by reelz
Looks like the unstoppable killing machines of the Terminator films will be sidelined for quite some time, as their real-life counterparts -- Hollywood attorneys -- do battle a Los Angeles courtroom, with the fate of the somewhat-anticipated fourth Terminator film hanging in the balance.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Halcyon Co., the production company that currently owns the rights to T4, is mired in a lawsuit with MGM, with the studio claiming that it's entitled to "an exclusive, 30-day negotiation for distribution rights to the films in the franchise." Said negotiations were contentious and abortive, prompting the litigation.
This one could take a while. Halcyon is still hoping for a 2009 release of T4, by which time Governor Schwarzenegger could very well be Senator Schwarzenegger. Posted 07.19.07 by reelz
Terminator 4 is coming, like it or not.
Variety is reporting that the men behind the rights to the Terminator franchise, Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar, have sold the rights to a privately funded company named Halcyon, which sounds suspiciously like Cyberdyne to me.
Halcyon Co. is headed by entrepreneurs Victor Kubicek (who looks a little like a young Michael Bay) and Derek Anderson.
Neither James Cameron nor a post-governator Arnold Schwarzenegger will be involved in the project.
Although the script isn't finished and there is no cast, director or start date, the movie is already being slated for a summer 2009 release date.
What little is known about the storyline involves another iteration of John Connor, now in his 30's, leading the resistence against the rise of the machines. Posted 05.10.07 by reelz