...and we're off.
Shooting has begun on McG's fourth installment of the Terminator franchise; this time focusing on John Connor leading mankind's last resistance against the formidable killing machines known as terminators.
As skeptical as I've been about McG, I just read a production blog of his, and I gotta say, my geek meter just went off the charts. I didn't know Kyle Reese would be making an appearance, and it seems as if Christian Bale's Connor will be playing an important role, after all.
I'm feeling a lot better about this---his blog, plus some bad-ass concept art, is posted below:
Weíve officially started principal photography on Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. Like you guys, Iíve been a long-time fan of the series and I understand your passion for the Terminator movies -- and itís my full intention to deliver a film that lives up to the previous three installments. Iíve spent time with James Cameron, spoken to Arnold Schwarzenegger, gone over the story with Jonah Nolan, and enlisted Stan Winston.
Everything weíre shooting is designed to be tactile and real, youíll be seeing a whole set of inspired designs youíve never seen before, and best of all youíll 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 Connorís strength and tenacity perfectly. And after visiting Sam Worthington on the set of Avatar, I know heís 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 heís definitely going to capture the essence of the character Michael Biehn created in Cameronís 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. Iíll have more on that soon, and canít wait to share some of what weíre doing with you all. Stay tuned for more.