The Terminator franchise is one of the major sci-fi franchise that inspired so many film-makers to take a plunge into the sci-fi genre. It shattered box-office records and turned out to be an adrenaline-filled, edgy, and an exciting thriller of all time. Terminator 1 marked the birth of a huge action star but Terminator 2 topped the first movie and catapulted Arnold Schwarzenegger to global fame. He became God and now he is returning in Terminator 6 and ofcose would be de-aged using CGI and visual effects.
Well, the sixth installment of the popular sci-fi franchise was officially greenlit and it’s production has already begun in many European locations such as Hungary, Spain etc. It will be conceptualized and produced by legendary James Cameron and directed by none other than Tim Miller. He is the man behind the massive success of Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool whose the global box office collections surpassed $800 million while the cost of production was less than $60 million, making it to be the highest grossing R-rated movie ever.
The Terminator franchise is almost dead since T2 really, and this time the object is to restore the former original glory. The details of the movie are yet to come out but we know that it will explore the genesis of Arnold’s T-800 character and the human prototype that T-800 is based on. The new movie will push the reset button on everything that has happened after T2 and hence it will be a direct sequel to the Judgment Day.
According to Cameron, all those movies exist in a different timeline and since time-travel component will be used, some adjustments can be made which fans will forgive. Moreover, at this point, fans desperately want to see an amazing Terminator movie. Cameron further said that there is a search for new characters as old gang will pass on the baton. He said:
“We’re starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story. We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters, but we’ll have Arnold and Linda’s characters to anchor it.”
“You got to ask yourself, ‘Why did they make these characters look and sound like Arnold?’ There has to be a reason. So yeah, it has flashed through my mind that there has to have been a prototype. There has to have been a guy who’s DNA was harvested from, that they grew the organic outer layer that they grew the Terminator from…and that presumably was a real person at some point.”
Guess what…the set photos have arrived and it’s not just Cameron and Arnold teaming up, it’s now confirmed that the original Sarah Connor played by Linda Hamilton in Terminator (1982) and T2: Judgment Day (1991) will be returning to the franchise. At a recent event, here’s what Cameron said:
“As meaningful as she was to gender and action stars everywhere back then, it’s going to make a huge statement to have that seasoned warrior that she’s become return.”
In 2015’s Terminator: Genesys, it was Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones) who played her younger version and there was a voice-over of Linda Hamilton. The movie was an epic failure and the studio learnt its lesson, so this time they want someone seasoned and who is better than Linda to play Sarah Connor.
Moreover, there is news coming that Robert Patrick who played T-1000 in T2: Judgment Day is willing to reprise his role in the T6. He said that if he is given an opportunity to play a part in T6, he is absolutely game to do it anytime, anywhere.
The producer James Cameron has indicated that there will be a trilogy of new Terminator franchise so if T-1000 is not being featured in T6, he could certainly be bought for the sequels despite his character falling to his death in Judgment Day.
Well, if you are tracking the developments related to Terminator franchise James Cameron released the re-mastered version of T2 on August 25, 2017, in 4K 3D format. It originally spent $107 million on those ground-breaking visual effects, but it was a box-office success as it earned over $500 million in worldwide box-office sales, and made a killing on the home-video circuit in the US.
Distrib Films, Youtube channel shared a video in which James Cameron is sharing his experiences with his fans. He said:
“The images feel more real in 3D. There’s lucidity to it, you really feel like you’re there.”
The AMC executive Elizabeth Frank said:
“Terminator 2 has stood the test of time and is hailed by critics as one of the best sci-fi movies in film history. Now, the fully restored version of the classic will take the already extraordinary special effects to a new level.”
Well, we can’t wait for T6 to come onto the big screen. The release date set by the Paramount Pictures is July 26, 2019.
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