Die archivierten Nachrichten aus der Rubrik "Aktuelles"...
Wie CS! meldet, gab es eine überraschende Wendung in Sachen "Terminator"-Rechte...
UPDATE: Sony Pictures and Lionsgate are now in talks with Pacificor to jointly take control of the property, considering Pacificor has no experience in film production or distribution.
Deadline Hollywood has learned that the Halcyon Holding Corp. has sold the "Terminator" rights not to Sony Pictures or Lionsgate, but to Santa Barbara-based hedge fund Pacificor for $29.5 million. What's interesting is that Halcyon has previously accused Pacificor of extortion, bribery, and fraud and demanded $30M in damages.
Halcyon will receive $5 million for every "Terminator" movie made from now on, as well as retains the revenue streams from the third and fourth "Terminator" movies. An arrangement also was made that the sale now wipes out the debt Halcyon owed to Pacificor and all the other creditors.
Back on May 9, 2007, rights to the "Terminator" series passed from producers Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar to the privately funded Halcyon for a reported $30 million. It was Pacificor that lent Halcyon the money to conclude the deal.
Wie Variety.com meldet, kommt Bewegung in die Versteigerung der "Terminator"-Rechte...
Sony's joined Lionsgate in the bidding on the rights to the "Terminator" franchise.
The studio had no comment but a source close to the bidding confirmed that Sony submitted a bid Thursday, the final day for submitting offers.
Lionsgate stepped up last month as the first bidder for the rights to the "Terminator" franchise with a "stalking horse" or floor bid of $15 million and a 5% cut of future gross receipts.
Halcyon Group put the franchise up for sale in September-. The auction for the "Terminator" assets -- which include the rights to future "Terminator" pics, TV series, DVDs and merchandise -- will be held Monday at the offices of FTI Consulting in Los Angeles, followed by a bankruptcy court hearing two days later.
If Lionsgate doesn't win the auction, it will receive $750,000 as a breakup fee from the winning bidder.
"Terminator Salvation," the fourth film in the franchise, was produced by Halcyon with Warner Bros. handling domestic distribution and Sony taking international. It carried a production pricetag of about $200 million and took in $371 million worldwide.
Halcyon paid Mario Kassar $30 million for the "Terminator" rights in 2007, then filed for Chapter 11 as a result of a dispute with hedge fund Pacificor, which financed the purchase. At that point, Halcyon toppers Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek told the bankruptcy court that they valued the "Terminator" franchise above $70 million.
Wie Company Town meldet, ist Lions Gate Entertainment Höchstbietender für die Rechte am "Terminator"-Franchise - bislang zumindest, denn Gebote können noch bis Februar 2010 abgegeben werden...
CS! sprach mit Bryce Dallas Howard, u.a. über eine mögliche Rückkehr ins "Terminator"-Franchise...
Wie CS! meldet, hat McG noch lange nicht genug... ;-)
Director McG participated in a BD-Live chat for the Terminator Salvation Blu-ray yesterday and said that he is still planning on directing the fifth and sixth "Terminator" movies.
We're not sure how he knows this considering that the Halcyon group just this week said that they expect their auction for the franchise rights to conclude by February 1st, which means that the current owners of "Terminator" won't have any say in upcoming films.
"Over the past few weeks, Halcyon and its professionals have engaged in in-depth discussions and negotiations with numerous serious potential buyers, including several major movie studios," Halcyon said.
Also, "Salvation" didn't exactly earn big numbers at the box office. The movie carried a production budget of about $200 million, not counting advertising, and made only $371.4 million worldwide. That's $125.3 million domestically and $246 million internationally.
Heute erscheint "Terminator: Die Erlösung" auf DVD, UMD & Blu-ray Disc... Der Director's Cut ist derzeit exklusiv auf Blu-ray erhältlich...
Bei Filmstalker.co.uk gibt es eine Kritik zum Director's Cut von "Terminator Salvation", der exklusiv auf Blu-ray erhältlich ist...
Wie CS! wird der Verkauf des "Terminator"-Franchise nun konkreter...
The Financial Times is reporting that the rights to the "Terminator" franchise will be auctioned this month. The sale has reportedly sparked considerable interest because "Terminator" is a rare example of a blockbuster franchise not controlled by a big studio.
FT says several financial buyers have expressed interest in Terminator, including Platinum Equity, the Beverly Hills firm that owns Delphi, the auto parts maker.
All the big film studios have also registered interest in the rights, with Sony Pictures a leading contender.
Summit Entertainment, the company behind the "Twilight" series, is tracking the sale, as is Media Rights Capital, which produced Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno.
The rights are being sold by Halcyon, the production company behind Terminator Salvation. The auction does not cover earlier Terminator films. The rights will give the buyer to make new films, TV series and other spin-offs.
LATimes.com berichtet über einen möglichen Rechtewechsel für das "Terminator"-Franchise...
The rights to the Terminator franchise are up for sale yet again.
Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek, who acquired the science-fiction franchise in 2007 for $25 million and produced this year's sequel "Terminator Salvation," are now looking to sell them partially or outright as several companies owned by the duo work their way through bankruptcy.
Anderson and Kubicek's Halcyon Holding Group has engaged financial advisory firm FTI Capital Advisors, pending bankruptcy court approval, to "evaluate strategic alternatives," according to a statement. Since Halcyon's only valuable asset is the Terminator rights, any deal would involve an investment in, or outright sale, of them.
"We're going to be contacting a variety of studios and independent companies," said Kevin Shultz, senior managing director at FTI. "We think the values are considerably in excess of the purchase price." [...]
CS! sprach mit Sam Worthington über die negativen Stimmen zu "Terminator Salvation"...
[...] "It was dark, there is no humor. That is what we set out to do," he chuckled. "It's kind of humbling the way they've described your performance against Christian's, but we have no control over that. We just have try and do the best character we can do at that time. I can nitpick with the best of them, man, and go down the list of things I saw on IMDb where they found holes in it and go, 'You ARE f*cking right. If there was a big ten-ton robot coming outside that gas station, surely we would f*cking hear it!' And I missed that! So I go, 'I gotta be a bit better when I'm looking through my scripts!' So that kind of raises my games a bit, 'cause I feel like an idiot for not saying it to McG." (Worthington's delivery of this last bit had the entire group laughing.) [...]
IESB sprach mit Regisseur McG, u.a. über "Terminator 5"...
McG: Yeah. I'm prepping 20,000 Leagues, every day, but I'm concurrently prepping Terminator 5, another Terminator picture. So, we're cooking that up. And then, I'm very active in Spring Awakening, the musical, also. So, we'll see. But, my focus, right now, is really pushing forward with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
IESB: Do you want to take time off between Terminator films?
McG: It's interesting. Obviously, Michael Bay had tremendous success following Transformers, in a very short window. Sometimes people like to take time off, but I'm excited about the next installation of the story, in the Terminator idea.
So, for me, it's terribly exciting to get back out there and show a different face of that idea, and perhaps get out of the apocalyptic world and into a contemporary world. I think the audience is going to be very excited about our way in. I haven't talked to anybody about that yet. You're the first one.
IESB: Do you listen to fan criticism, or is that just too much information?
McG: No, I listen to everything. It's interesting because a lot of people don't like me, but a lot of people just don't like my name. I can't take that too seriously because that's been my name my whole life. It's not something that I prescribed myself. So, I just gotta roll forward and, hopefully, have the films do the talking.
You take your lumps, if they don't like it, and you enjoy it a lot more when they do. We've all been on every side of that, and what can you do, but figure out what you did right and what you did wrong, look at it a little more closely, study the people that you look up to, and continue to evolve as a storyteller.
Bleeding Cool meldet...
[...] I hear from industry sources that yet-to-be-named Terminator 5, the sequel to Terminator: Salvation, will be set in London in the year 2011, with a time-travelling John Connor (Christian Bale). [...]
Die Agentur Way to Blue meldet...
TERMINATOR - DIE ERLÖSUNG hat sich am vergangenen Wochenende souverän an die Spitze der deutschen Kinocharts gesetzt: 576.000 Besucher wollten sich den ultimativen Kampf Mensch gegen Maschine nicht entgehen lassen und sicherten dem Actionfilm Platz 1 der Charts. [...]
Heute startet "Terminator: Die Erlösung" in den deutschen Kinos...
Die Agentur S&L Medianetworx meldet...
Bei einer europäischen Umfrage fragte LOVEFiLM, Europas größter DVD-Verleih, 3.000 Teilnehmer, welcher Film der ultimative apokalyptische Film ist. 25 Jahre nach seiner Veröffentlichung konnte sich der US-amerikanische Science-Fiction-Film von James Cameron "Terminator" deutlich die Spitzenposition sichern (17%). [...] Hier die Top Ten im Überblick:
1. "Terminator" (1984) (17%)
2. "Armageddon - Das jüngste Gericht" (1998) (14%)
3. "Independence Day" (1996) (12%)
4. "Planet der Affen" (1968) (11%)
5. "28 Days Later" (2002) (9%)
6. "The Day After Tomorrow" (2004) (8%)
7. "I Am Legend" (2007) (7%)
8. "Dr. Seltsam oder: Wie ich lernte, die Bombe zu lieben" (1964) (6%)
9. "12 Monkeys" (1995) (5%)
10. "Children of Men" (2006) (3%)
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] McG's Terminator Salvation (Warner Bros.) took a dramatic plunge in its second weekend, taking a 62% hit to end up in fourth place with $16.1 million and a total of $90.6 million, less than half of its reported $200 million production budget. [...]
AICN berichtet über eine Q&A-Session mit James Cameron...
- [...] He did take a non-Avatar question when someone asked about "having other people take over franchises that you created." He got a huge laugh when he cut to the chase and said, "oh Terminator?" He then said that he basically traded the rights for Terminator for a directing career and then when Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted to do T3, his heart just wasn’t in it, though he had a few ideas. He said the producers "ran off with the rights, which caused some bad blood" and so when Arnold asked him after they were going in a different direction, Cameron told him, "just do me one thing - ask for more money than anyone ever has." Arnold said, "reeeeealllly?" He said, "yes. Because what idiots would make a Terminator movie without you?" Which seemed like a direct jab at Terminator Salvation even though he was talking about T3. The audience roared accordingly. [...]
Bei FSR gibt es ein Interview mit Charles Gibson, dem VFX Supervisor und Second Unit Director...
Heute erscheint das "Terminator Salvation" Videospiel...
Bei IESB gibt es eine enttäuschende Kritik zum "Terminator Salvation" Videospiel (Wertung: D)...
Die Film School Rejects wünschen sich 10 Dinge für "Terminator 5"... Ausserdem berichtet FSR über den Stand der Dinge in Sachen Teil 5...
McG, director of Terminator: Salvation, is working with Halcyon Co. to develop a fifth story for the Terminator franchise. There’s no word yet if he plans to have Destiny’s Child do a big dance number for the opening credits.
Halcyon Co., who acquired the rights to the Terminator story from C2 last year, envisions the re-boot as a trilogy. This looks like something that definitely could happen since Christian Bale has signed on for all three chapters.
Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek, who head up Halcyon, wanted to wait until after this Summer’s release of Terminator: Salvation to decide where to go with the next film. But the buzz surrounding the 4th film got the wheels spinning a bit in advance. "We feel the time is now to start shaping the next part of this," Kubicek said.
The fifth Terminator film is currently slated to be released in 2011. [...]
Bei HeyUGuys.co.uk gibt es eine Kritik zu einem ganz besonderen Kinoerlebnis mit "Terminator Salvation"...
CHUD widmet sich der Frage, was mit "Terminator: Salvation" schief gelaufen ist... SPOILER !!! Und Variety.com berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
Twentieth Century Fox's sequel "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" won the domestic war against Warner Bros.' reboot "Terminator: Salvation" at the holiday box office.
"Museum 2" grossed an estimated $53.5 million from 4,096 theaters Friday through Sunday, while "T4" grossed an estimated $43 million from 3,530 runs. Opening Thursday to $13.4 million, "T4's" cume is $56.4 million.
Four-day totals for the long Memorial Day weekend won't be released until Monday. But even with Monday's grosses yet to be factored in, "Museum 2" appears to have the race sewn up.
Box observers had expected the contest between "Museum 2" and "T4" to be much closer, despite the fact that one is a family film, the other, a sci-fi actioner. [...]
In a not-so-good sign for "T4," "Museum 2" beat it on Friday. Fan-driven pics usually do better on Fridays, while family films do bigger business on Saturday and Sunday.
However, "T4's" five-day opening number should be in the vicinity of the five-day opening of "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," which clocked in at $68 million.
"T4"--directed by McG and toplining Christian Bale--was produced by Halcyon. Project was a negative pickup for Warners, which invested roughly $50 million in the reboot (not including marketing costs).
Sony, which is handling "T4" overseas, invested roughly $75 million. "T4" doesn't open at the international box office for another two weeks.
THR.com berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
"Terminator Salvation" has launched its opening mission audaciously.
Warner Bros. unspooled the fourth installment in "Terminator" scifi-action franchise with a solid $13.3 million in domestic boxoffice on Thursday.
The first-day haul included a $3 million-plus tally for thousands of midnight Wednesday performances. The Sam Worthington-Christian Bale starrer has been forecast for up to $70 million through the Monday holiday, as it goes up another tentpole debutante over the long Memorial Day frame - Fox’s family-oriented comedy "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." [...]
Bei CS! gibt es Stimmen zum Film...
Bei AICN gibt es eine vernichtende Kritik von Harry Knowles... Daneben gibt es bei AICN eine milde positive Kritik von Massawyrm...
Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Common... Und Latino Review sprach mit dem Regisseur McG und den Autoren Michael Ferris & John Brancato...
Bei Latino Review gibt es ein Interview mit Christian Bale...
Bei RabbitHoles.com kann man sich das 3D Motion Hologram Poster von "Terminator Salvation" anschauen, alternativ auch bei YouTube.com wie im Kino gesehen...
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Sam Worthington...
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Christian Bale...
Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es ein neues Gameplay-Video aus dem kommenden "Terminator Salvation" Videospiel...
Bei PizzaHut.com gibt es den exklusiven "Terminator Salvation"-Clip "Harvester Attack" !!!
Mehrere "Terminator Salvation" Clips / Ausschnitte sind online...
Bei io9 plaudert McG über alternative Enden...
Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zum Film... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] I liked Terminator: Salvation as a popcorn movie. My expectations were mixed for this, so I think I was pretty levelheaded going in and not expecting too much or too little. There were plenty of cool scenes, a few lame scenes, and that really awful bookending of opening and closing shots. The middle chunk though is an enjoyable movie with some good thrills and fun sequences. As a side note, I stumbled upon T2 on cable last night while I was falling asleep, and was caught up again quickly in the greatness of that story and I thought about how well it has held up over almost two decades. Today, I walked out of TS smiling for sure, but there wasn’t a single feeling in my body that Terminator: Salvation was anything more than a "just good enough sequel" to spend a few hours beating the early summer heat with. I’ll give it a 6.5 out of 10. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es nun eine umfangreiche Sammlung von Szenenbildern...
Bei CS! gibt es exklusive Szenenbilder...
Der 4-minütige "Terminator Salvation" Internet-Clip "Abort The Attack!" ist online... Und bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik zum Film... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] All in all I came out of the cinema with the belief that we may still have great stories from the Terminator universe, and that we at least have a fine piece of action movie, with the potential for a good story arc. [...]
Bei JoBlo.com gibt es ein Interview mit dem Regisseur McG...
Bei Gamespot gibt es ein neues Gameplay-Video aus dem kommenden "Terminator Salvation" Videospiel... Und bei IESB gibt es die kompletten Infos zu den Charakteren... SPOILER !!!
Bei CS! gibt es einen umfangreichen Setbericht, inkl. Interviews... Und Film Journal sprach kürzlich mit McG, u.a. über das nächste Kapitel der "Terminator"-Saga... SPOILER !!!
[...] "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." [...]
Zwei "Terminator Salvation" TV-Spots sind online...
Bei LATimes.com gibt es einen Setbericht...
Bei AICN gibt es ein paar sehenswerte "Terminator Salvation"-Artworks aus dem offiziellen Begleitbuch...
Via IESB kommt die Bestätigung zu Arnold Schwarzeneggers Beteiligung in "Terminator Salvation"...
[...] Turns out Schwarzenegger has been secretly working with helmer McG and the effects team to reprise his signature role ... without lifting a finger.
A body-cast mold of Schwarzenegger, created when he first appeared as the muscle-ripped cyborg, provided the basis for a digital-effects version of his famous character. The figure appears in "Terminator Salvation" as a living, breathing actor.
Schwarzenegger viewed the resulting footage and gave his go-ahead just in time for McG to include the footage before the helmer completes his cut of the movie. [...]
Die LA Times zitiert Arnold Schwarzenegger bzgl. seiner Rolle in "Terminator Salvation"...
[...] the governor said he may return to the big screen next month in the film "Terminator Salvation." Warner Bros. is exploring whether it can insert images of Schwarzenegger from the original Terminator movie into the new film starring Christian Bale, directed by McG and slated for release May 21.
Schwarzenegger told blogger Bill Bradley, who asked some questions of his own and others submitted via Twitter, that he had met with the director and agreed to be in the movie as long as he didn’t have to perform.
"I made it very clear that I don’t have the time to do the movie," he said. "I said that I would be willing to be in the movie if they get the technology together, and so they are working on that right now." In the film, a prequel to the original, Schwarzenegger would be in a brief scene in which the main character encounters him as a "future Terminator," according to the governor. "I think it’s cool to continue on with the franchise ... in case I want to jump over again and get into the acting after I’m through here," he said. [...]
Wie Moviehole meldet, wurde das ursprüngliche Ende komplett geändert... ;-)
Die Offizielle "Terminator Salvation" Website bietet neues Material...
Bei IGN gibt es ein weiteres Poster...
Bei Latino Review gibt es ein neues Poster...
TAF sprach mit Arnold Schwarzenegger, u.a. über seine Rolle in "Terminator Salvation"...
[...] I have seen the movie, but I have not seen it as a finished product yet. I have not seen it yet with the Terminator special effects and some of the sound and the music is not in there yet and so on. So I really cannot comment on it, what the movie will be like as a finished product. There's a rule that you never talk about a movie unless you have seen the finished product. But you know as I said to the director when they began that I wish them the best of luck, that I'm happy that they move forward with the franchise, I am very happy with where I am with my profession as the governor and they should try to find a way of doing a story that does not include me at all, not even one single shot in it. I don't believe in that. To kind of have them go out and promote the movie and say you know Arnold is in the movie and everyone thinks that I'm the Terminator and in fact you only see one second of me in there and so I don't think thats the right thing to do. And you know that's the danger of that, and that's why I feel reluctant to be part of the movie in the first place. So it doesn't get promoted that way. [...]
Bei Latino Review kann man einen Blick auf einen sehenswerten "Terminator Salvation"-Aufsteller werfen...
Bei AICN gibt es ein neues Szenenbild...
Der sehenswerte "Terminator Salvation" Trailer #2 ist online... Vorsicht massive SPOILER !!!
Yahoo! Movies zeigt neue "Terminator Salvation"-Poster !!! AICN berichtet über die WonderCon-Präsentation... CS! sprach mit McG über das Rating... Ausserdem gibt es bei CS! eine Beschreibung des kommenden Trailers, der auf der WonderCon gezeigt wurde...
[...] As with the previous teasers and trailers, this one is narrated by another Christian Bale voice-over that begins, "We've been fighting a long time, we are outnumbered by machines. Humans have a strength that cannot be measured. This is John Connor. If you're listening to this, then you're the Resistance."
The opening bars of Nine Inch Nail's "The Day the World Went Away" kicks in as the deliberately story-driven trailer unfolds and the narrative begins to explain Skynet's masterplan to take human prisoners and use them to replicate human tissue.
The trailer then shows what might be the most interesting aspect, which was something we hadn't seen in any previous footage, which addresses Marcus' predicament about being a cyborg. We see a shot of the clearly half-cyborg Marcus, played by Sam Worthington, with Bryce Dallas Howard's Kate Connor operating on him as Bale's Connor looks on. He tells them his name is Marcus to which Connor responds, "You think you're human." "I am human," Marcus counters.
As the trailer progresses, we see many shots from the footage we had seen earlier, brief glimpses of the Moto-terminators, the Harvester (both its claw crashing through the ceiling and a full-on shot), the Hydrobots, the Hunter-Killer, as well as the classic T1 robots throwing various people around, and a homage to the famous shot of half a Terminator crawling towards the camera. All of it was cut together fairly quickly, though it didn't seem like there were many, if any, scenes of Kyle Reese in the new trailer, let alone Moon Bloodgood or Common for that matter. The music and footage continues to build to Connor screaming, "If we stay the course, we're dead, we're all dead!" followed by Marcus claiming, "I'm the only hope you have." The clip ends with a recreation of that awesome flash teaser poster of the two explosions in downtown L.A. as the camera pans back for the cityscape to become the face of a classic Terminator robot. (In all honesty, it was a near-perfect trailer in letting people know the story and seeing a good deal of the robot action they'll want to see.)
McG and the cast then talked a bit about the movie and their characters and he showed two of the unfinished clips that were a part of the roadshow back in January, the one of the gas station attack by the Harvester and of Connor and Marcus taking on the Hydrobots. [...]
Bei WorstPreviews.com gibt es den Werbeclip für das kommende "Terminator Salvation"-Special bei ET...
Bei Empire Online kann man einen Blick auf das Magazin-Cover werfen...
Gegenüber MTV.com bestätigt Linda Hamilton ihre stimmliche (!) Beteiligung in "Terminator Salvation"...
[...] While she awaits the specifics in a script, Hamilton already knows what her role generally would be. "My contribution would be voiceover," she said. "I would probably be very happy to loan my voice depending on what the material is. Wait and see. They’re already writing it. We’ve been negotiating it." [...]
Unter SkynetResearch.com ist eine Viral-Site zum Film online gegangen...
CS! berichtet über die Präsentation auf der NY Comic-Con...
[...] During the Q 'n' A section, McG wouldn't respond directly about whether we'd see Sarah Connor in the movie as he didn't want to ruin the fun, so no confirmation on his earlier comment to us about possibly getting Linda Hamilton involved. "Perhaps by not answering your question, there's a small answer within," he teased, but he did admit that the movie is about that fundamental triangle developed in the first two movies, and that as one leg of that triangle, Sarah Connor would play an important role in the picture.
When asked the ubiquitous question about whether we might be seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new movie, McG teased that since the T-800 plays a large part in the movie, he was hoping that like in the first two movies, they'd be able to push the digital effects in the movie by creating visual effects code that would allow them to get Arnold into the movie the way he looked in the first two movies rather than the way he looks now as California Governor. He wasn't sure if they would be successful, but that's something they're working on very hard in the last phases of post-production. [...]
Die neue Ausgabe der GamePro enthüllt nicht nur das "Terminator Salvation" Videospiel, sondern zeigt auch den T-600 in seiner ganzen Schönheit... Und bei ScreenWeek.it gibt es neue Szenenbilder aus dem Film: Moon Bloodgood als Blair Williams und Common als Barnes...
Bei GameFront gibt es Screenshots aus dem kommenden "Terminator Salvation" Videospiel...
Just as Chrysler LLC announced a sequel to its ownership saga, the struggling automaker also unveiled plans to help underwrite the fourth installment of the "Terminator" movie series.
Chrysler, which has received $4 billion in emergency aid from the U.S. government, has a deal to place its vehicles in cameo roles in "Terminator Salvation," scheduled for release later this year and starring Christian Bale, executives said on Tuesday.
Financial terms of the sponsorship deal were not disclosed.
"This spring, Terminator 4 comes out and we will be one of the sponsors," Chrysler director of media Susan Thomson said in a presentation at the Automotive News World Congress. "We have a following with the Terminator movies and we are going to continue with that." [...]
CS! berichtet die "Terminator Salvation" Roadshow...
Latino Review berichtet über 20 Minuten aus "Terminator Salvation" und zeigt Artwork zum Film... Vorsicht SPOILER !!! CS! weiss mehr über die mögliche Rückkehr von Linda Hamilton und den möglichen Plot für das "Salvation"-Sequel...
Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute um 21.15 Uhr die erste Episode der TV-Serie "Terminator: S.C.C."...
Bei IESB kann man die ersten Seiten des "Terminator Salvation" Prequel-Comics bestaunen...
MTV.com weiss mehr über den "Terminator Salvation" Soundtrack...
Cast your expectations aside for the score to May’s "Terminator Salvation." Danny Elfman has confirmed exclusively for MTV News that he will be composing the music for McG’s new post-nuclear-holocaust Terminator installment of the blockbuster franchise.
"I just started yesterday," Elfman told MTV News from the red carpet of the Critics’ Choice Awards. The Academy Award nominated composer from films like "Good Will Hunting," "The Corpse Bride" and "Batman" indicated that the original "Terminator" theme by composer Brad Fiedel was not in use yet; nor is there mandate to incorporate the classic symphonic hook. He did, however, leave the door open for its appearance.
"I think if it comes up and it seems appropriate, we will [use it]," Elman said. "And if it doesn’t, we [won't]. I never really know what to expect when I begin other than just kind of get into it and have fun. Especially a movie like "T4" - just have fun. So that’s what I intend to do."
Last month we brought you exclusive word that the "Salvation" soundtrack will also include a track by the film’s star, hip-hop artist Common. The rapper plays the role of Barnes, a freedom fighter who battles Skynet alongside John Connors. [...]
Bei Slashfilm.com gibt es Bilder der neuen Action-Figuren, welche einen wichtigen Plotpoint enthüllen... Vorsicht MEGA-SPOILER !!!
Bei EW.com gibt es neue Bilder...
Bei CS! gibt es neue Szenenbilder...
TAF sprach mit Arnold Schwarzenegger...
TheArnoldFans: [...] "Arnold, You're the voice of California. Will your voice also be heard in T4?"
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.
Also, perhaps Arnold doesn't even know yet if he will make the final cut. If the CG work doesn't look good, then Arnold's appearance will be cut. No, I think Arnold is fully aware that his voice WILL be heard in theaters come May of 2009. Because even if we see Roland Kickinger's unsatisfying mug, at least McG will have the intelligence to dub the actor for some Arnold voice-over work. Imagine the sweet irony: Arnold was dubbed in his first film but now he will have the last laugh when his voice will come out of another actor! [...]
Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf die kommenden "Terminator Salvation"-Büsten von DC Direct werfen...
Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es den VGA 2008 Trailer zum kommenden "Terminator Salvation" Videospiel...
The Terminator will be back.
Halcyon Co. toppers Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek are developing a fifth instalment of the man-vs.-machine franchise.
Helmer McG, who directed the upcoming fourth pic, "Terminator Salvation," is working with the Halcyon duo on the latest project.
Announcement was among the news that came out of the Dubai Intl. Film Festival, which bowed Dec. 11 and runs through Thursday.
McG was in Dubai for the announcement, despite his well-known fear of flying, which led to him dropping out of the Oz-shot "Superman Returns." He mentioned that incident in remarks during the announcement.
No decision has been made as to where to film the next "Terminator," although the Middle East was mentioned as a locale.
When Anderson and Kubicek acquired the rights the lucrative "Terminator" franchise last year from previous owners C2, the former ad exec and banker envisaged the re-booted series as a trilogy. Christian Bale has signed on in the role of John Connor for all three roles. Newest pic is tentatively skedded for a 2011 release.
The duo had originally planned to wait until the release of "Terminator Salvation" next summer before deciding on whether to proceed with the next chapter, but the positive studio, fan and media reaction to footage from the current pic has encouraged them to move forward ahead of schedule.
"We feel the time is now to start shaping the next part of this," Kubicek said.
Warner Bros. is handling the domestic release of "Terminator Salvation" with Sony handling the majority of the rest of the world, with the exception of the Middle East where the film is being handled by Dubai-based Gulf Film.
No decision has been made yet on whether the fifth "Terminator" will be once again split by Warner Bros. and Sony.
"Terminator" vidgame, which has been developed inhouse through the Halcyon Games division, will be released day-and-date with the live action pic. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es einen lesenswerten Setbericht... Und die LA Times zeigt ein neues Szenenbild...
Der neue "Terminator Salvation" Trailer ist online !!!
Der neue "Terminator Salvation" Trailer wird am kommenden Dienstag veröffentlicht... Kleinen Vorgeschmack gefällig !?!
Bei MTV gibt es Infos zur kommenden "Terminator: Revolution" Comic-Reihe... Ausserdem sprach MTV mit Josh Brolin über seine mögliche Beteiligung in "Terminator Salvation"...
[...] Way back in February "Terminator Salvation" director McG made an interesting aside in an interview about the casting of his new flick that got a lot of us talking here and around the web. When asked who would make his ideal Terminator in the new film, McG said "Josh Brolin is a very exciting actor - we’ll see." Brolin of course wasn’t cast but now it’s clear from my recent conversation with Josh that it did indeed almost come to be.
"Yeah. I talked to Christian [Bale] for a couple hours," he said. "I really liked the script though I hear that’s not what they filmed. The one I read was very interesting and dark. Ultimately though I didn’t think it felt right."
One would guess that Sam Worthington ended up in the role meant for Josh. Brolin told us that he’s curious along with the rest of us now about how it all turned out. "I saw [Bale] recently and I asked him how it was and he said, ‘it’s alright.’" he laughed. [...]
Die Offizielle Website bietet ein animiertes "Terminator Salvation"-Poster !!!
Bei TotalFilm.com räumt "Terminator Salvation"-Regisseur McG mit den Gerüchten der letzten Zeit auf, u.a. bzgl. Arnies Beteiligung...
When shots of Arnie hanging out on the Salvation set were shoved into all of our computers, the internet exploded with rumour. Was Schwarzenegger there to film a cameo? Give his blessing? Try and get a cut of the profits?
Well, we’d bet our Terminator 2 action figure collection that we know the real reason. He was there to get motion captured for his all CGI debut as the T800.
"We’re trying to synthesise a human character with a CGI character and that may or may not have something to do with the T800," McG told us with a smile.
The process isn’t without its problems, though. McG isn’t happy with ILM’s work so far... "At the moment it’s not good enough," he said. "And we’re running out of time."
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Equity Games Production und Halcyon Games kündigen "Terminator Salvation - Das Videospiel" an...
Bei io9.com kann man sich die kürzlich veröffentlichten Konzeptgrafiken im Detail anschauen...
Bei io9.com gibt es eine Video-Featurette mit dem Produktionsdesigner Martin Laing, die einige bewegte Szenen und Terminator aus "T4" bereithält... Und AICN zitiert James Cameron...
[...] There's been some discussion at AICN and elsewhere of me rescinding my so-called blessing of T4 and that's not the case. The truth is there never was a blessing to rescind, and there's been some kind of misunderstanding between me and McG, perfectly innocent I believe. He asked me in a phone call when I was shooting in New Zealand earlier this year if I would be a supporter and creative participant in the new film. I said sure, send me the script and I'll give you my thoughts. And I warned him that free advice is usually worth what you pay for it. For whatever reason I never got the script and to date I haven't seen a foot of film other than what everybody's seen in the trailer, which is not enough to form an opinion. So I have zero basis for supporting or dissing the film. As I said in an interview, for all I know it could be a masterpiece or it could be a big steaming pile. I think all people heard was the steaming pile part and concluded I was against the film, which I'm not. In fact, it might be very good, an opinion based solely on what Sam Worthington has shared with me. He's nobody's fool when it comes to material, and has absolutely the lowest bullshit quotient of anyone I know, and he has repeatedly told me that he reckons the film is going to be good. I know him to be very critical (in a healthy way) of his own work, and an actor who always aspires to excellence, so I know he wouldn't praise the film if he didn't feel it.
Obviously I can't give my blessing (whatever that means anyway ) to the film completely blind. But I'm predisposed to be supportive based on Sam's involvement and his judgment, because I believe in him. So there you have it. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that it's not a steaming pile. [...]
Die Offizielle Website bietet einen neuen Blog-Eintrag von Regisseur McG...
We wrapped principal photography. Now we're heavy into post. I've already shown early cuts to Christian and Sam. They seem pleased with where the film is headed. Our focus is on story and character, but it's fun diving into the world of visual effects.
It feels like the responsibility of any Terminator film to reinvent the wheel of effects with every outing. The first movie was a stunning achievement in animatronics and practical effects from Stan Winston. The second film brought us liquid metal, which was a true revolution in the effects world. Robert Patrick's (T-1000) head coming apart and putting itself back together again looks as good today as ever.
Charlie Gibson is aware of his responsibility as the VFX supervisor and second unit director of this film. He works with ILM and Asylum every day and makes revisions to the finest detail. We want the patina of the machines to be dirty and heavy and perfectly realistic - that's why we built so much practically with Stan Winston. But at some point the effects kick in and like any Terminator fan, Charlie wants his mind blown. 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...
But we're working on it.
It's very interesting working with Conrad Buff every day. First of all he was the editor on Terminator 2 so it's very comforting having his steady hand at the Avid. Long before we ever began we talked about what excited us about making this film. It was the notion of the world after judgment day. We set out to create a world that honored the Terminator mythology but was its own new beginning. Every day I learn from Conrad as he makes the elegant choices of a disciplined filmmaker. It feels great to have his confidence in the movie. I take his opinion very seriously, he provides a daily litmus test for what is worthy of a Terminator film.
Most importantly, Christian and Sam 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.
Wie Variety.com meldet, wird die TV-Serie fortgesetzt...
[...] Fox has just given a full-season order to "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." Cast and crew were informed of the decision late Friday.
Back-nine order was far from certain; show has been struggling in its Monday night timeslot. But "Sarah Connor" has developed a fan base and some positive critical attention along the way.
"Sarah Connor" was preempted last week due to baseball playoff coverage, but in its last airing, on Oct. 6, averaged a 2.3 rating and 6 share among adults 18-49, which was up slightly from the prior week. [...]
Remember when McG said he got Jim Cameron's blessing to do the new ''Terminator'' movie?
Seems the ''Charlie's Angels'' director was bullshitting - Cameron never even saw a script, let alone approved the film.
The director of the first two ''Terminator'' movies talked to The National Post and sounded rather sceptical when asked about Terminator Salvation.
‘'It could be a big steaming pile or it could be brilliant. Sam Worthington is in the Avatar and the new Terminator and he likes the script, but I never saw it. There was no blessing involved.'' [...]
Wie Latino Review meldet, scheint Arnold Schwarzeneggers Gesicht digital im neuen Film eingefügt zu werden... War ja kaum anders zu erwarten... ;-)
[...] Helena Bonham Carter has halted filming on the new Terminator movie to fly back to Britain after four members of her family were killed in a horrific car crash in South Africa. [...]
TAF widmet sich den Gerüchten bzgl. Linda Hamilton... Und Moviehole ergänzt...
[...] From what I’ve heard, Jonathan Nolan is essentially rewriting a big chunk of the script as they film - including tweaking the ending (which was leaked early) - so it’s possible they can still squeeze Sarah into proceedings somewhere. [...]
[...] just got off the phone with a studio source who told me that Linda Hamilton has just signed on for (up to) a three-picture deal to reprise her role as Sarah Connor in flashbacks. [...]
I’ve since spoken to a representative for Hamilton who claims that they haven’t heard about this, which obviously puts a damper on this story. The rep said "I can tell you that Linda is a big fan of T1 and T2 and would be very interested in hearing about participating in the new film" but beyond that claimed not to know anything about it. [...]
SciFi.com zitiert Helena Bonham Carter bzgl. ihrer Rolle in "Terminator Salvation"...
[...] "I kind of play a baddie, definitely a baddie," Bonham Carter said in an interview while promoting her new film, the comedy-drama Sixty Six. "I don't know how much I'm allowed to say, but I'm a very bad person." [...]
Moviehole sprachen mit McG über "Terminator: Salvation"...
Bei CS! gibt es ein neues HiRes-Szenenbild aus "Terminator: Salvation": Christian Bale alias John Connor Auge in Auge mit Sam Worthington alias Marcus Wright !!!
Die Offizielle Website zeigt das "Terminator: Salvation" Comic-Con Poster...
Bei CS! gibt es ein HiRes-Szenenbild aus "Terminator: Salvation" !!!
"Terminator Salvation" won't hit theaters until next summer, but thousands of fans got an early look at a portion of the film Saturday.
Director McG presented never-before-seen footage during a Comic-Con panel and offered a few hints about what to expect from the highly anticipated fourth installment in the "Terminator" franchise.
For example, Arnold Schwarzenegger could be back.
"The T-800 model indeed is part of the mythology of Terminator," McG said coyly, referring to the machine model California's governor played in the first three films.
James Cameron, who directed the first two "Terminator" films, and special-effects master Stan Winston, who died in June, also each had a hand in the film, McG said, adding that Winston made a cameo appearance.
"He wrestles one of the hydrobots," the director said.
The movie, now shooting in New Mexico, could end up with an R rating rather than the rumored PG-13, McG revealed.
"We put the picture first at all times," he said. "If it's an R-rated picture, it's an R-rated picture and that's that."
He acknowledged that the studio is responsible for some of the online rumors.
"We release, like everyone else does, misinformation campaigns," McG said. "One of the joys of going to the movies is not knowing what's going to happen."
The brief clip shown Saturday was filled with explosions, tanks, gas masks, guns and crushed skulls.
Set in 2018, the film is dark and apocalyptic, "exploring what the world is like after a nuclear holocaust," the director said. "We wanted everything to feel like giant Soviet tanks crushing all comers." [...]
Bei CS! gibt es ein "Terminator: Salvation"-Poster von der Comic-Con...
Die Offizielle Website bietet einen neuen Blog-Eintrag von Regisseur McG...
We are half way through filming. Our teaser is in theaters and playing
before The Dark Knight.
You will see that this is a movie inspired by the first films, but is a true new beginning in that it takes place in the future.
All three Terminator films took place present day, with Terminators
traveling back in time to attack. This picture takes place after Judgment
Day. It happened. Everything is gone. The story of the movie is the "brink
moment" Reese always talked about.
From a technical perspective, we have set out to achieve a completely new
visual style that hasn't been seen before. We're shooting the film on color
stock but are using a method inspired by the Oz process which was developed
at Technicolor by Mike Zacharia and Bob Olson. Basically we are adding three
times as much silver. It creates a surreal texture that is in keeping with
the notion of the entire picture - feeling detached from the world we know
Every morning and every night Christian and I work on the story. Sam's
contribution has been excellent. We are committed to putting the story and
character first and then supplementing that with action and visual effects.
It is our intention to make a film on a large scale with the nuance and
subtext of a high quality independent picture.
The richness of the story is really coming out now. It's a Prometheus tale
really, how creating life creates real responsibility - and if left
unchecked, can be our undoing.
The entire crew takes the making of this film very seriously. I made a point
of hiring key personnel that are passionate about getting this right.
Everyone is well versed in the mythology.
Comicon is this weekend. I look forward to sharing the film with the
Der erste "Terminator: Salvation" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!
Helena Bonham Carter could soon be joining the battle between man and cyborg.
The Oscar-nominated actress is in talks to board McG's "Terminator Salvation," the fourth installment in the franchise kicked off by James Cameron in 1984. Roles in the new film have been kept under wraps, but insiders described the Bonham Carter role as small but pivotal.
Principal photography on the Halcyon-produced movie, which looks at the origins of the battle between humans and Skynet, started last month in New Mexico, with the idea that most exteriors will be shot before a potential SAG strike. Warners is scheduled to release the action film in May.
The addition of the Endeavor-repped Bonham Carter -- who in addition to being nominated for an Oscar for 1998's "The Wings of the Dove" is a five-time Golden Globe nominee -- would bring a prestige element to the summer tentpole.
"Salvation," however, wouldn't be the first event movie the British actress has recently been in. She starred as Bellatrix Lestrange in Warners' 2007 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and is set to reprise that role in the franchise's next two films.
Bei AICN gibt es ein "T4" Plot-Gerücht, welches sich als scheinbar echt herausgestellt hat... Vorsicht evtl. MEGA-SPOILER !!! Die Offizielle Website bietet neben einen neuen Blog-Eintrag von Regisseur McG, inkl. Seitenhieb auf den besagten Plot-Spoiler...
We're in the middle of week five. The New Mexico wind is kicking the shit out of the crew but providing a perfect backdrop for our post-apocalyptic world.
Sam tore a muscle on the left side of his ribs in a fight sequence. Neither of us wants to use a stunt double.
This movie takes place several years after Judgment Day, but prior to 2029. Just like it took a long time to get an HD plasma screen in our world, it took Skynet a lot of research and development to get to the T-800, and this movie explores that "space between." We have all been fascinated with the world after Judgment Day. Here it is.
In this film, there are Hydrobots that patrol the water, Transports that move human prisoners around, Harvesters that collect human beings as lab rats for Skynet and Aerostats that survey all that is going on with the resistance the world over.
We've started shooting the T-600 - the bigger, grimier, nastier version that preceded the T-800.
Like Reese says, they're easier to spot but they pack a mini gun and carry kick ass fire power. They're eight-foot tall killers that prowl the badlands looking for anything with a heartbeat to terminate.
Stan Winston, Production Designer Martin Laing and ILM came up with the designs and that thing is on Kyle Reese's ass throughout the entire picture. Wanted to achieve that bummer, rubbery skin, prosthetic look that cloaks an unrelenting machine with a singular focus of killing. [...]
Oh yeah, don't get too uptight about the prospect of the film being PG-13. We have entertained the idea of a PG-13 rating largely because Batman Begins, in my opinion, was made compromise-free. So we'll see. The movie comes first and it will be protected at all times.
By the way, there are only three people who know the ending. [...]
THR.com berichtet über einen Neuzugang im kommenden Kinofilm...
Bryce Dallas Howard is in negotiations to replace Charlotte Gainsbourg in "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins."
Gainsbourg was originally set to play Kate Connor, the wife of human resistance hero John Connor, played by Christian Bale. The actress had to bow out because of scheduling conflicts with another film, a French comedy. Production on "Terminator," directed by McG, is already underway in New Mexico. If an actors strike were to happen, shooting would stop and then restart at a later date, potentially butting heads with the French film.
Gainsbourg, last seen in Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There," is repped by UTA and One Entertainment.
Howard last starred as Gwen Stacy in "Spider-Man 3" and next stars in the "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond," based on a long-forgotten screenplay by Tennessee Williams. She is repped by ICM and Management 360.
THR.com berichtet über einen Neuzugang in der TV-Serie...
Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson is venturing into acting in a big way with a regular role next season on Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles."
On "Sarah Connor," produced by Warner Bros. TV, Scottish musician Manson will play Catherine Weaver, the CEO of a cutting-edge high-tech company.
The sci-fi series, an offshoot from the "Terminator" feature franchise, is returning for a second season in the fall after launching in midseason as the highest-rated new scripted series of the 2007-08 season. [...]
[...] Chris Browning, possibly best known for his role as David Allen on TVs ‘’As The World Turns’’ or as Crawley in last year’s ‘’3:10 to Yuma’’, has been confirmed as playing the role of ‘Morrison’, one of John Connor’s robot-battling pals in the film. [...]
Die Offizielle Website bietet neben einem Konzeptentwurf einen Blog-Eintrag von Regisseur McG...
We’ve officially started principal photography on Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. Like you guys, I’ve been a long-time fan of the series and I understand your passion for the Terminator movies -- and it’s my full intention to deliver a film that lives up to the previous three installments. I’ve spent time with James Cameron, spoken to Arnold Schwarzenegger, gone over the story with Jonah Nolan, and enlisted Stan Winston.
Everything we’re shooting is designed to be tactile and real, you’ll be seeing a whole set of inspired designs you’ve never seen before, and best of all you’ll finally get to see some of the post-judgment day future that was only hinted at in the previous movies.
John Connor will be pushed to the brink. And for me, Christian Bale embodies Connor’s strength and tenacity perfectly. And after visiting Sam Worthington on the set of Avatar, I know he’s perfect for his role.
As you know, Anton Yelchin is playing Kyle Reese, and his prep has been unbelievable. The guy's been watching all three Terminators incessantly and he’s definitely going to capture the essence of the character Michael Biehn created in Cameron’s first film.
We started principal photography with a sequence at Griffith Observatory. I've already seen a cut of it -- Anton and Sam are excellent. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es folgende Pressemeldung...
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, starring Sam Worthington and Christian Bale, began principal photography on May 5, 2008, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Halcyon Company Presentation of a Moritz Borman Production of a McG Film, Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is directed by McG from a script by Michael Ferris and John Brancato. The film is being produced by Moritz Borman, Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek and Jeffrey Silver and executive produced by Peter D. Graves, Bahman Naraghi, Mario F. Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna, Joel B. Michaels, Dan Lin and Jeanne Allgood.
Warner Bros. Pictures is handling all U.S. and Canadian distribution rights for the film, with Sony Pictures Entertainment handling distribution rights in most international territories (excluding Korea and select Mideast territories).
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.
The film also stars Anton Yelchin as Kyle Reese, Charlotte Gainsbourg as Kate Connor, Moon Bloodgood as Blair Williams, Common as Barnes, and Jadagrace as Star.
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins marks the latest installment of the multi-billion dollar "Terminator" franchise and will be the first film in a new "Terminator" trilogy. The film is scheduled for a North American theatrical release May 22, 2009. The Halcyon Company acquired all "Terminator" franchise rights in May 2007.
Principal photography is taking place at the Albuquerque Studios and on location throughout New Mexico.
Further information is available at TerminatorSalvation.com.
Christian Bale is to play rebel leader John Connor in three sequels to the Terminator franchise, its producers have revealed.
The Welsh-born star, who is soon to be seen in Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight, has already started shooting the first of those films, Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. [..]
Rapper Common has signed on to co-star in "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" for Halcyon Pictures. [...]
Story centers on John Connor (Bale), now in his 30s, who leads what is left of the human race in a battle against the machines. Common will play a freedom fighter and member of Connor's inner circle. [...]
The "Terminator" will indeed be back -- but this time with a more kid-friendly rating.
As production starts today on "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins," the next installment in the action franchise, producers at the Halcyon Co. say they aim to deliver a PG-13 movie to Warner Bros. for release on May 22, 2009.
The "Terminator" series is one of the highest-grossing R-rated franchises of all time, with the first three films having grossed more than $1.03 billion worldwide. But Halcyon producers thought it was time to broaden the upcoming fourth film's audience base, and they believe the PG-13 won't compromise the series' gritty vision.
"The ratings have changed," said Halcyon co-founder and co-CEO Victor Kubicek, a broker-turned-writer-producer. "The PG-13 has increased in intensity."
Move follows last year's "Die Hard" film, "Live Free or Die Hard," which went out with a PG-13 after three prior R-rated installments. That pic went on to gross $382.1 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing in the series.
A family-friendly rating opens many doors, including a "Terminator Salvation" licensing deal for action figures with Playmates Toys.
"Our merchandising program will be the largest to date for 'The Terminator,' " said Halcyon co-founder and co-CEO Derek Anderson, ex-owner of ad agency In the Mix, who adds that he had not discussed the possibility of an R-rating with Warners. "We won't force it. We are carrying on in the tradition of the mythology, with an exciting approach to the action. If we can make a compelling film to reach the widest audience, why wouldn't we do it?"
Halcyon has already launched Halcyon Games to create a "Terminator" game for release at the same time as the movie. "The first three games were all bad," Anderson said. "The core fans are screaming for something fresh; they won't be just playing the movie."
Anderson and Kubicek founded the Halcyon Co. in 2006 with funding from Wall Street hedge funds and private investors. They scooped up rights to the "Terminator" franchise from Carolco's Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar for an undisclosed sum as that company was closing down in May 2007.
Warners acquired rights to domestic theatrical and TV distribution on "Terminator: Salvation," while Sony obtained international distrib rights, less some territories. Halcyon brought in Moritz Borman to exec produce and hired "Terminator 3" scripters John D. Brancato and Michael Ferris to script. Paul Haggis did a polish. McG directs.
Set in post-apocalyptic 2029, an adult John Connor, played by Christian Bale, leads the war to save humanity from the killing machines.
Signing Bale, who also stars in the current "Batman" series, was a huge coup. Sam Worthington, who fronts franchise creator James Cameron's upcoming "Avatar," also stars. The Terminator role is still under wraps; speculation centers on Josh Brolin.
Moon Bloodgood is in final negotiations for the female lead in McG's "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins."
Bloodgood will star alongside Christian Bale, Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin in the fourth installment of the sci-fi series, being produced by Halcyon Co. and set for a Warner Bros. release in summer 2009.
Bloodgood will play a no-nonsense and battle-hardened member of the resistance.
Halcyon's Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson are producing with Moritz Borman and Jeff Silver. David Campbell Wilson, John Brancato and Michael Ferris wrote the screenplay. Peter Graves, Dan Lin and Jeanne Allgood are exec producing.
Principal photography is set to begin May 5.
Bloodgood starred in NBC's short-lived series "Journeyman" and is shooting "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li." She also appears in "What Just Happened." [...]
Wie TV Guide meldet, wird es eine 2. Staffel der TV-Serie geben...
[...] Although Fox declined comment, multiple sources confirm to me exclusively that Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles has been renewed for a second season. [...]
Bei CinemaBlend gibt es Insider-Infos zum "T4"-Plot...
[...] our scooper confirms that Reese won’t be some bit player in the movie. Instead, he "will be the central character in the films." Our source compares it to Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in the Star Wars prequels, saying "Just like the Star Wars prequels when it was the relationship between Anakin and Obi Wan that drove the three films, that's the concept for the new Terminator films when its between the relationship of Kyle and John, who is really father and son but with the moral dilemma with John knowing what has to be done in order for him to be born."
So maybe there’s a massive age difference between John Connor and Kyle Reese, but it sounds like Reese will still be a huge part of not only this movie, but any future Terminator movies.
Those movies by the way, our source says "will also address the terminators and their evolution including the terminators of the first three films." And somewhat surprising, there may actually be direct connections between the movie and the recently aired Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series. Our source says, "they might connect the TV Series to the original three films as well but that depends if for one Fox decided to continue the series and if the people in charge want to have those plot lines cross over with this new trilogy."
The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been great, and though there’s been no official decision on it yet, all indications are that the series will eventually get a second season. Now maybe there’s even more incentive for Fox to make that second season happen, if they can tie the TV series and the new movie together.
TAF zitiert aus einem Interview mit dem Make-Up Künstler Jeff Dawn, der bislang bei allen "Terminator"-Filmen mitwirkte...
Randy of TAFs: [...] Jeff, would you and Stan WInston come back to work on T4 if you are both asked?
Jeff confirmed that he will unfortunately NOT be involved in T4 due to the new Jonathan Mostow/Bruce Willis film "Surrogates" he is busy with, HOWEVER.... great news: Stan Winston WILL be back for T4!!! [...]
Anton Yelchin is in negotiations to star as post-apocalyptic warrior Kyle Reese in director McG's "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins."
With production scheduled to start in early May, Paul Haggis also has been in talks about coming on board to work on the sequel's script.
Yelchin will play a teen version of Reese, the man who fathered world savior John Connor in the original "Terminator" film.
Christian Bale will play John Connor in the time-traveling third sequel to the 1984 sci-fi action film, produced by the Halcyon Co. and set for a Warner Bros. release in summer 2009.
Reese, one of the children who survived a machine-driven nuclear holocaust, befriends Marcus (Sam Worthington), an early edition of the Terminator cyborg played in previous films by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In "Salvation," the character is a young version of the one played by Michael Biehn, who traveled back in time in the original to impregnate Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and father the world's future savior.
The film picks up with their son (Bale), now in his 30s, fighting desperately to save a decimated civilization against machines that have taken control. It's unclear if the father and child reunion is only a cyborg motion away in the new film.
Halcyon's Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson are producing with Moritz Borman. David Campbell Wilson, John Brancato and Michael Ferris wrote the screenplay. Principal photography is set to begin in early May.
Yelchin ("Charlie Bartlett") will next be seen as Chekov in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" for Paramount. He is repped by CAA and attorney David Weber.
[...] Warner Bros. Pictures' new "Terminator" film, to be directed by McG, is now without a title. It was previously known as Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. [...]
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has bought the international distribution rights to "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins," the fourth installment in the multibillion-dollar movie franchise.
The deal inked with the film's producers, Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson of the Halcyon Co., hands Sony's worldwide acquisitions group arm all foreign distribution rights except for Korea and some Middle East countries. There are no plans to sell off any of those foreign rights to third-party distributors, a SPWAG spokesman said.
Warner Bros. is handling U.S. and Canadian distribution rights for the film, set to bow in first-half 2009.
"The Sony distribution team is really energized by this opportunity to work with Victor and Derek at the Halcyon Co. in continuing our involvement with the 'Terminator' series," said Peter Schlessel, president of worldwide affairs at Sony.
McG will helm the film, the first in a new "Terminator" trilogy that stars Christian Bale as John Connor. The project also reunites John Brancato and Michael Ferris, who partnered to pen "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," as well as Moritz Borman, a producer on the 2003 film.
Production is scheduled to begin in the spring in New Mexico.
MTV.com sprach mit Nick Stahl (aka John Connor in T3) über seine Nicht-Beteiligung an "Terminator Salvation"...
[...] Stahl said he had been told some time ago that his considerable talents would not be required for the fourth movie, although he is scratching his head over rumors that Bale will be 30-years-old in the flick.
"They said it would be a 50-year-old man, but I guess they reduced the age a little bit," Stahl said of how the franchise producers had explained the plot to him. "That’s what they told me very early on [in development of the ‘Salvation’ script]. That it was gonna take place further in the future, and I probably wouldn’t be on."
Discussing the man who will step into Stahl’s role, much as he once did for the legendary Eddie Furlong, the actor said: "I like [Bale] a lot... he’s a little older, and they wanted someone a little older, and also he’s got a name. He’s a big guy now. So, God bless."
"I love the franchise, and I love the movies," he continued, "so I’ll probably be seeing the fourth one." [...]
Wie IESB meldet, wird Sam Worthington (u.a. James Cameron's "Avatar") in "Terminator Salvation" mitwirken...
[...] While the "Terminator Salvation" plot has twists and turns that are being kept under tight wraps, Worthington will play the role of Marcus, a central figure in a three-picture arc that begins after Skynet has destroyed much of humanity in a nuclear holocaust. A group of survivors led by John Connor (Christian Bale) struggles to keep the machines from finishing the job.
The213.net sprach mit dem Regisseur McG über "Terminator Salvation"...
(213): [...] So what is the status of the film?
McG: We're prepping the picture right now. The script is largely done, whether or not we're able to prep off of it, obviously we want to continue to work on it, punch it up and we're hoping for an expedient finish to the writer's strike. But I've got my fingers crossed that in a week or two it will be over.
(213): How will the TV show play into the film in terms of timelines?
McG: It's a little tricky, but I mean obviously there's some liberties taken. What Cameron did with the second picture and what Mostow did with the third and certainly the TV show in the spirit of week in, week out episodic television has to take some license as well. We're going to do what we can to respect them all, but there are indeed some timeline issues. We speak to the idea of one version of a future, which is clearly articulated by Michael Biehn in the first picture.
(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.
(213): [...] 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.
IESB sprach mit Lena Headey und James Middleton über "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"...
Herc von AICN schreibt über die ersten beiden Stunden der TV-Serie "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"...
Wie IESB meldet, wird es auch animierte "Terminator"-Kurzfilme geben - vergleichbar mit "Animatrix"...
[...] The animated tie-in (currently called Termination) will be released sometime after the new film hits the big screen in late summer 2009. It will feature a number of short animated features from different areas of the Terminator universe. [...]
Bei SciFi.com gibt es neue Details zum kommenden Kinofilm...
"It's set after the events of [Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines], where we see the nuclear exchange at the end of the movie, and we show what the world is like after this event, and we show how people try to deal in a post-apocalyptic world," Middleton added. "And we introduce a new character, who becomes very important to the resistance and to John Connor, a new hero. It's really about the birth of a new hero."
As for John Connor, who was played in T3 by Nick Stahl: "I would look at him as a character that is introduced and that will grow in the second and third movies of the trilogy," Middleton said. No actor has been chosen yet to play Connor in Terminator Salvation, though Batman Begins star Christian Bale is rumored to be in line for the role. [...]
"We're in active preproduction," Middleton said. "We hope that the [writers'] strike ends soon so we can do a rewrite, but we're planning on going into production in April." [...]
Bei Yahoo! TV gibt es mehrere "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" Videoclips... Die Pilotfolge wird dort heute für 24 Stunden auch online zu sehen sein...
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