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New Terminator Salvation Production Photos February 2, 2009 5:28 pm

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Sony Pictures (who distributes the film internationally) has provided ScreenWeek with four brand new production photos for McG’s Terminator Salvation.  The photos feature Moon Bloodgood and Common.  Click to enlarge.

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Could Linda Hamilton Return for Terminator Salvation? + McG Offers T5 Hints January 13, 2009 3:00 pm

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terminatorsalvation-112608During a special event on Monday night for McG’s Terminator Salvation, ComingSoon.net asked the director if they’ve put any thought into doing a recap that would be placed at the beginning of the film as an introduction for new viewers.  McG responded by saying that they were still trying to figure out what to do, but one of the options under consideration is to have Sarah Connor do a voiceover to open the film.  Just another bit of news to add to the rumor mill.

McG was also asked about plans to shoot two back-to-back sequels to Terminator Salvation, and he ended up giving a few hints about what to expect from the fifth movie it were to be released:

He has spent some time with Jonah Nolan arcing out what the story for the next two movies might be and he hinted that “time travel has yet to be explored” in the upcoming movie, and that it would be one of the themes of the next movie. Since the plot of “Salvation” involves Christian Bale’s John Connor trying to save Anton Yelchin’s Kyle Reese, who would later go back in time and father John, a sequel may deal with some of the things leading up to Kyle going back in time to save Sarah from the original T-800.

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Terminator: Salvation Movie Prequel Comic January 13, 2009 2:16 pm

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HTML clipboardterminatorsalvationcomic-011309In January, IDW Publishing will debut a new comic book that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming film Terminator Salvation.  The publishing firm today released a description of the comic.  It follows below.

“Terminator: Salvation Movie Prequel” is written by Dara Naraghi (“Lifelike”) with art by Alan Robinson and cover by Nick Runge.

The year is 2018. With John Connor as the voice of the resistance, the scattered remnants of humanity find themselves united against their common enemy: Skynet and its Terminators. Through a patchwork system of radio transmitters, hacked satellite phones, and encrypted computer networks, resistance leader Elena Maric in Detroit, and Nigerian mining engineer Bem Aworuwa, have formed an unlikely friendship and drawn up battle plans to take the fight to the Terminators!

Like the film they tie-in to, IDW’s Terminator comics will push the timeline of the franchise past Judgment Day and into all new territory, allowing for stories and visuals previously only hinted at on film. The series will take the core concept of the Terminator films and give them a more global scope showing not just John Connor, but other humans who are either trying to survive or are actively part of the resistance. Writer Dara Naraghi says he was interested in exploring new themes—not just the action of a monumental battles, but also the game of basic survival the characters find themselves facing in such a war torn and desolate future.

“All over the world, people find themselves having to band together regardless of what their previous station in life or prejudices might have been,” Naraghi explained.

The 32-page comic will retail for $3.99.  Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Source: IDW Publishing (via ComingSoon.net)

Danny Elfman Scoring Terminator Salvation January 11, 2009 5:24 pm

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terminatorsalvation-112608Composer Danny Elfman has confirmed to MTV that he’ll be composing the score for McG’s Terminator Salvation.  Elfman also revealed that the classic theme song isn’t in the film yet, but promises “if it comes up and it seems appropriate, we will [included it]”.

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

New Terminator Salvation Images December 26, 2008 11:53 pm

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Two new images from Warner Bros. upcoming sci-fi action pic Terminator Salvation have been released online.  Click to enlarge.

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Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Source: Film School Rejects

Arnold Schwarzenneggar Responds (Kinda) to Terminator Salvation Cameo Rumors December 26, 2008 2:05 pm

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arnoldterminator-122608Fan-site The Arnold Fans recently spoke with Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar about whether he would be appearing in the upcoming McG-directed film.  Here’s what the site had to say about the conversation in which he was asked about rumors he’d make a cameo apperance (likely voice with his face digitally placed onto a T800):

Governor Arnold, perhaps under restraints by McG and the film studio, answers only with the body language and a smile of “You never know.” Should we take that as a yes? The tease was promising but it’s too soon to get an official answer.

I don’t know about you, but I’m fairly confident these non-denial answers pretty much mean Arnold will be in the new film.  Additionally, DC Direct has unveiled a couple new busts from the film and one of them is classified until May 6, 2009.  That final bust–pictured below, click to enlarge and to see four more busts–is code-named T-RIP.  I’m pretty sure that’s Arnold.

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Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

via MovieHole

Terminator Salvation Sequel Moving Forward December 16, 2008 2:22 pm

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terminatorsalvation-112608Variety is reporting that Halcyon Co. execs Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek are working with Terminator Salvation director McG on a fifth installment of the popular franchise.

Terminator Salvation was always planned to be the first in a new trilogy, but the announcement to move forward with another installment was originally expected to be withheld until the release of the film next summer, but positive studio, fan and media reaction to recently released footage of the film has encouraged Halcyon to move forward ahead of schedule:

“We feel the time is now to start shaping the next part of this,” Kubicek said.

The announcement was made at the Dubai International Film Festival, where McG was in attendance.

Christian Bale is already signed on for the role of John Connor in all three films.

New Terminator Salvation Photo December 11, 2008 5:51 pm

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The Future BeginsThe LA Times Hero Complex blog has a new photo from McG’s upcoming film Terminator Salvation.  Click to enlarge.

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Terminator Salvation Trailer #2 December 10, 2008 2:27 am

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terminatorsalvationtrailer2-121008And here’s the new domestic trailer for McG’s Terminator Salvation.  Turns out that this is indeed different cut than the Japanese/International one.  While both are awesome, I prefer this one a little more.  One thing’s for certain, this film is looking really, really good.  Watch the trailer embedded below.

Watch the trailer in high-definition at Apple.com

New Terminator Salvation (Japanese) Trailer December 9, 2008 8:41 pm

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Warner Bros.’ has released a brand new Japanese trailer for Terminator Salvation.  It’s unclear if this is the same trailer that will be shown on Entertainment Tonight (and later released online), but some of the scenes were present in the ET preview released last week.  Regardless, you can watch the trailer embedded below.

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Synopsis
In the highly anticipated new installment of “The Terminator” film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Sneak Peek at the New Terminator Salvation Trailer December 4, 2008 6:55 pm

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terminatorsalvationteaser-120408Today, Entertainment Tonight debuted a sneak peek at the new trailer for Terminator Salvation.  ET will show the complete trailer on Tuesday, December 9th.  In the meantime, check out the sneak peek embedded below.

Terminator Salvation Running Time 2 hours+ November 26, 2008 3:19 pm

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terminatorsalvation-112608In an interview with a German newspaper, Terminator Salvation director McG revealed that the final running time for the film will be around 2 hours and 10 minutes.  Good new for those of you nervous about these kinds of things.

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Source: Stern.de (via /Film)

Terminator Salvation Game Announced November 21, 2008 3:25 pm

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terminatorsalvation-80408Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, in association with Equity Games Production and Halcyon Games, have announced that they will be releasing a new third-person shooter entitled Terminator Salvation – The Videogame in conjunction with the film’s release.

“‘Terminator Salvation – The Videogame’ allows players to battle for survival against Skynet enemies utilizing an incredibly fluid and realistic control set,” said Cos Lazouras, President of Halcyon Games. “The player will be led through a visceral story with extremely polished production values to create a fully interactive Terminator experience.”

“Building on the incredibly strong franchise, ‘Terminator Salvation – The Videogame’ will be a cinematic gaming experience that complements the upcoming film,” said John Quinn, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Working with Halcyon and Equity Games, we will expand on the Terminator universe on next generation consoles with action packed gameplay and detailed environments.”

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (via ComingSoon.net)

McG Updates Terminator Salvation October 27, 2008 12:35 am

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Terminator Salvation director McG wrote a new blog posting over at the film’s official website.  Here are some highlights:

  • Principal photograph has wrapped. They’re currently in post-production.
  • Christian Bale and Sam Worthington have been shown early cuts and “seem pleased with where the film is headed”.
  • McG says the crew feels the responsibility of showcasing amazing special effects. To that end, VFX supervisor Charlie Gibson is working with ILM and Asylum every day and making revisions to the finest detail.
  • They want the machines to be “dirty and heavy and perfectly realistic”. That’s why they built so much practically with Stan Winston.
  • On the VFX: “There’s one sequence in particular where we’re trying to achieve something that’s never been done before. I don’t want to talk about it because we haven’t been successful yet…, McG said, adding “But we’re working on it”.
  • On Bale and Worthington and the story: They “bring power to the rolls of John Connor and Marcus Wright. This is a story of two destinies colliding. Connor is part of a resistance comprised of the ethnicities that make up the globe. This film is so much more that just Los Angeles. It reflects the global crisis of man, all of man versus machine.”

Read the rest of the post here.

Source: Warner Bros.

Schwarzenegger Not Sold on “Terminator Salvation” August 6, 2008 8:43 am

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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger told the Los Angeles Times that he’s still not sold on Terminator Salvation, despite given a private screening of the comic-con reel by the movie’s producers:

“I’ve seen very little footage so I don’t really have a feel for it. I hope they do well, and I hope it is a huge hit. I do hope it creates a spectacle on the screen. That is what James Cameron created,” Arnold said. “I still don’t know how it will play out with this one. They showed me some footage, but I don’t have a feel for the movie. I didn’t see enough. I wasn’t sure who the Terminator was. I don’t know if there is one or if he’s the star or the hero. These are the things that determine the success and how the strong the movie will be.”

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Source: Los Angeles Times

“Terminator Salvation” Photo August 4, 2008 5:43 pm

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Warner Bros. has released a new photo from Terminator Salvation (pictured above).  Click to enlarge

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Comic-Con 2008: “Terminator Salvation” Panel (Trailer Screened + Poster Revealed) July 26, 2008 9:03 pm

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Director McG was joined by the cast (except for Bale who was in Japan promoting The Dark Knight) of Terminator Salvation at the panel for the film. Here are some highlights courtesy ComingSoon.net:

  • McG mentioned the film is only 50% complete and that no CGI has been added.
  • He told the audience that he has listened to the fans and even went to see James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger before making the movie.
  • Contrary to early reports, they aren’t targeting a PG-13 rating.  McG said that they’re just going to make the movie they want to make, and if the final rating is R or PG-13, they are okay with whatever.
  • The movie takes place in the near future-2018.
  • Hinted at the T-100 model being a part of the mythology of Terminator (Arnold cameo?).
  • He announced that a full trailer will be attached to this November’s Quantum of Solace.
  • McG also revealed that Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight) was “the lead writer of the film” adding “I don’t know how the WGA rules work but honest to goodness, we did the heaviest lifting with Jonah.”
  • A new poster from the film has been released (pictured right–click to enlarge).

Here’s a summary of the footage that was screened (via /Film):

The footage opens with a descending overhead shot of John Connor (Christian Bale), barely emerging from the scene of a helicopter crash. “Are there any survivors?” a cackling radio voice asks? “One,” Bale says quietly, then again, shouting, for emphasis. He walks off into the distance, as we begin to hear Bale’s dialogue in the film.

The rest of the trailer takes place in various places in 2018, when Earth has become a bombed out, post-apocalyptic hellscape after the rise of Skynet. Amongst other scenes, we see a face to face confrontation between Connor and Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), in which Bale threateningly declares, “If I let you down, you’ll kill everyone in this room,” and then later, “You tried killing my mother. You killed my father. You will not kill me.”

A young Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) delivers the “Come with me if you want to live” line and we see several obscured shots of T-600s, hideous combinations of metal and rubbery flesh. A topless (but covered by her hands) Blair Williams, played by Moon Bloodgood, shares a poignant look with Wright. At one point in the trailer, Connor and Reese share a meaningful exchange. Various action shots, full of shooting, running, and massive explosions are concluded by a shot of Bale screaming at the close sight of a metal cyborg hand.

New “Watchmen”, “Harry Potter 6” and “Terminator Salvation” Photos July 18, 2008 7:39 pm

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Warner Bros. has released a batch of photos from Watchmen, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Terminator Salvation.  The photos were all featured in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.  Check out the photos after the jump.

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“Terminator Salvation”: Teaser Trailer July 16, 2008 5:11 pm

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The teaser trailer for Terminator Salvation has been released. Check it out after the jump.

Synopsis
The fourth installment of the Terminator series follows an adult John Connor (played by Christian Bale) as he attempts to organize a human resistance force which could prove to be humankind’s last true hope for survival in the war against their intelligent robot overlords. Aussie Sam Worthington portrays Marcus, an early version of the Terminator robot, with Anton Yelchin filling Michael Biehn’s shoes as a young Kyle Reese in what is planned to be a new trilogy from director McG (Charlie’s Angels).

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

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“Terminator Salvation”: The Visual Effects July 16, 2008 4:14 pm

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The official production blog for Terminator Salvation has been updated with new quotes from visual effects supervisor, Charles Gibson.

“Prior to Terminator Salvation, I worked on all three Pirates movies. Those worlds and characters were from a different time and place and had to be completely fabricated. This film plays in an altered but plausible version of our world. We’re primarily concerned with bringing the Terminator elements home, to make you believe this reality could be just around the corner. It’s a very different sort of challenge.

McG’s take is to weave science fiction and horror elements into a state-of-the-art action film: The camera always moves, the imagery is raw and kinetic, the pace is insane. The creative challenge for me will be to bury the effects into the photography but to still protect our big visual moments.

Before Terminator 2: Judgment Day, visual effects films were frequently driven by technology — you worked with what you had. With The Abyss and especially with Terminator 2: Judgment Day, James Cameron showed us that concept rules: When the director has a compelling new vision, the technology will follow. Cameron opened that gate for other filmmakers who in turn have pushed the visual effects industry in new directions.

We’ve been waiting to see this world for years — it’s only been glimpsed and hinted at in the previous Terminator movies. We’re able to revisit the elements that have been established, but we’re going to be adding a whole lot more.”

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.  Click here to keep tabs on the show’s production at the official blog.

Photos from the set of “Terminator Salvation” July 6, 2008 1:59 am

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A fresh batch of photos from the set of McG’s Terminator: Salvation: The Future Begins have shown up on the Internet, plus there’s a new feature at the New York Times, which you can read here. Check out the photos after the jump.

Synopsis
The fourth installment of the Terminator series follows an adult John Connor (played by Christian Bale) as he attempts to organize a human resistance force which could prove to be humankind’s last true hope for survival in the war against their intelligent robot overlords. Aussie Sam Worthington portrays Marcus, an early version of the Terminator robot, with Anton Yelchin filling Michael Biehn’s shoes as a young Kyle Reese in what is planned to be a new trilogy from director McG (Charlie’s Angels).

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