In a new interview with The two-one-three, director McG talked about helming the upcoming Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. One point that stuck out in the interview was who the director had in mind to play the Terminator.
The interview ended with the following question and answer about who McG’s dream Terminator would be:
(213): Come on, who would be McG’s “dream Terminator”?!McG: You know, those are big shoes to fill. If you go back and look at the first picture it’s so funny because there’s such a decided difference between what Arnold was doing in the first picture and in the second and third picture. I mean there’s this decided physicality – look what Robert Patrick did to get ready for the role. He’s a guy who I adore, I put him in every movie I’ve ever done. And 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, heroine 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.
Another interesting reveal has to do with what time period the film will be set in:
(213): So is this taking off after number three or number two?
McG: This is the space between; this is post Judgment day. So there really is no continuation, you know what I mean? Its sort of a different animal, whereas the first two pictures on this thing are Terminators from the future, this picture takes place in 2019.
For the rest of the interview, head over to the two-one-three.
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