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McG Says He’s Making Terminator 5 and 6

During the BD-Live chat event with Terminator Salvation director McG, the director re-iterated his plans to make a Terminator 5 and Terminator 6 (via Gizmodo’s transcript of the event):

7:13: He just announced that he’s making another Terminator movie. Seriously.

7:16: …He said he’s making one after that.

Terminator Salvation Opening Day: $13.4M

Terminator Salvation‘s first-day drew a solid $13.37M on Thursday (including approximately $3 million from midnight Wednesday performances) from 3,530 theaters.

Directed by McG and starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington, the film is expected to take in somewhere around $60-70 million over the five-day holiday frame (Thur-Mon).

The film will get competition today with […]

Movie and TV Bites: The History Channel and Comedy Central Unveil TV Slates, Terminator Salvation Sequel Rights May Be Up For Grabs + more

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  • /Film has a rundown of several of the Pixar “easter eggs” hidden in their various films, including several possible ones for UpPhoto courtesy /Film.
  • Fox has released the following video of Fringe executive producer Jeff Pinkner discussing the final scene from Tuesday’s season finale.

  • Meanwhile, Fox has decided to discontinue its year-old strategy of airing fewer advertisements at higher prices. Fringe was one of those shows, so next season’s episodes likely won’t run as long. [WSJ]
  • The History Channel has announced their most extensive programming slate in its history, including a 12-part epic called America: The Story of Us chronicling the history of the United States from the pilgrims through to President Obama. Other new shows/events include Nostradamus Effect and MysteryQuest. [Variety]
  • On the strength of several exciting 7-game series, Versus has seen its NHL playoff numbers increase 18% in total viewers and 26% in men 18-49.  Last week’s game three between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals registered a record-high 1.49 million viewers for the network, making it the most-watched second-round hockey game since 2002 (when ESPN had the NHL rights). [Variety]

10 more bites after the jump. Continue reading Movie and TV Bites: The History Channel and Comedy Central Unveil TV Slates, Terminator Salvation Sequel Rights May Be Up For Grabs + more

Movie Bites: American Gladiators Movie?, More Conan Director Rumors, Harry Potter 7 Set Photos + more

  • The teaser trailer for Airbender — which will be attached to Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (see related story) — will run about 100 seconds. [Frank Marshall]
  • Jonny Ferraro, creator of the American Gladiators TV franchise, is working on a live-action adaptation of the property for the big-screen: “I look forward to creating a compelling story that launches a whole new set of characters,” Producer Scott Mednick said. [Variety]
  • Warner Home Videos has announced a 1-disc DVD, and 2-disc DVD and Blu-ray Director’s Cut’s of Watchmen for release on July 21st.  The director’s cut will feature 25 minutes of additional footage.  More details at DVD Active.

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Artwork for the 2-disc DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray Director’s Cut

  • First we heard news that Brett Ratner had dropped out as director of Conan due to scheduling conflicts, then CHUD reported that James McTeigue may be in line for the directing duties, now comes additional news that Lionsgate is interested in three different choices: Christopher Gans, Neil Marshall and Marcus Nispel.  Head on over to CHUD for more details.
  • Aslyum has released the movie trailer for Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (out on store shelves May 26th) starring Lorenzo Lamas and Deborah Gibson.

Eight more bites including new photos from the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I follow after the jump. Continue reading Movie Bites: American Gladiators Movie?, More Conan Director Rumors, Harry Potter 7 Set Photos + more

Terminator Salvation Featurette on The Harvester

terminatorsalvation-051209Warner Bros. has released a new featurette (via promotional partner Pizza Hut’s website) from Terminator Salvation. The video clip features a scene with Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) and Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) encountering a Harvester (introduced by director McG). The clip is followed by a featurette on the scene. Watch it embedded after the jump.

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Continue reading Terminator Salvation Featurette on The Harvester

McG: Terminator Salvation Will Have 30-40 Minutes of Deleted Scenes + Reveals Scrapped Original Ending And New Photos

terminatorsalvation-051109In a new interview with Collider, McG revealed that the DVD/Blu-ray version of the film house 30-40 minutes of deleted scenes.  In addition to the much-discussed, but ultimately removed Moon Bloodgood topless scene, there’s also more of John Connor giving speeches:

“There are great long takes of Connor giving speeches, evoking Sarah Connor that we ultimately lifted because I didn’t want it to feel that he was dependent on the voice of his mother to find his leadership.”

Video of the Collider interview after the jump, plus read what McG had planned for the original ending of the film after the jump. Continue reading McG: Terminator Salvation Will Have 30-40 Minutes of Deleted Scenes + Reveals Scrapped Original Ending And New Photos

Terminator Salvation Extended Trailer + New Photos

terminatorsalvation-050809Warner Bros. has released a new four-minute extended trailer for Terminator Salvation.  The studio also officially released two new production stills.  Watch the trailer after the jump, and click the photo above to head on over to ComingSoon.net to see the two pics in high resolution.

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Continue reading Terminator Salvation Extended Trailer + New Photos

Terminator Salvation Extended Plot Synopsis

terminatorsalvation-050509Warner Bros. as released the extended plot synopsis for McG’s upcoming Terminator Salvation.  I have included the extended synopsis after the jump.

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Continue reading Terminator Salvation Extended Plot Synopsis

McG Talks Terminator 5 + New Photos and TV Spots

terminatorsalvation-3-050409Terminator Salvation is still about two weeks away, but it’s never too late to begin discussing the future of the franchise, and that’s exactly what director McG did in a new interview.  As is widely known, Terminator Salvation is the first film in a planned three-picture trilogy.  Here’s what McG told Film Journal (could be considered a spoiler) about the second chapter:

“McG is already looking ahead to the next chapter in what the studio hopes will be another trilogy. “I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG reveals. “John Connor is going to travel back in time and he’s going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion. They’ve figured out time travel to the degree where they can send more than one naked entity. So you’re going to have hunter killers and transports and harvesters and everything arriving in our time and Connor fighting back with conventional military warfare, which I think is going to be fucking awesome. I also think he’s going to meet a scientist that’s going to look a lot like present-day Robert Patrick [who famously played the T-1000 in Terminator 2], talking about stem-cell research and how we can all live as idealized, younger versions of ourselves.”

Very interesting. Head on over to Film Journal to read the full interview.

There’s also a new batch of photos (one of which I’ve included above), concept art, storyboard and TV spots from the film.  Check it all out after the jump.

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Continue reading McG Talks Terminator 5 + New Photos and TV Spots

New Terminator Salvation and Star Trek TV Spots

startrek-042809Both Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. have released three new TV spots for their respective upcoming May pics: Star Trek and Terminator Salvation.  Check out all six spots after the jump.

Star Trek hits theaters on May 8, 2009, while Terminator Salvation hits theaters 13 days later on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Continue reading New Terminator Salvation and Star Trek TV Spots

Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirms Terminator Salvation Cameo

It’s finally official.  Arnold Schwarzenegger will appear in Terminator Salvation.  But there’s a catch: it’ll be a digital representation of him.  The current California Governor has been working with director McG and the effects team to reprise his signature role.

To make it happen, a body-cast mold of Schwarzenegger, created when he first appeared […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator Salvation Cameo More Likely

After an extended will he/won’t he period, it looks like a cameo from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is getting nearing a possibility.  In a webcast interview yesterday, Schwarzenegger told blogger Bill Bradley that he has met with Terminator Salvation director McG and that he agreed to be in the film as long as he didn’t […]