May 21, 2009
Jen Gets Terminated, Day 4: Terminator Salvation
It's been a roller coaster ride revisiting the science fiction films Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), and I thank everyone who followed along with me this week. As we found out, the franchise that James Cameron began 25 years ago weathered a lot of changes through the years (from $6.5 million thriller to $200 million action pic, from Arnold Schwarzenegger's first "I'll be back" to "Talk to the hand") but what kept fans hooked from picture to picture were the core themes of the Terminator universe: humanity attempting to save itself, the strength of familial bonds, and the idea that we're all in control of our own fates -- even if the future seems rather bleak.
December 20, 2007
Terminator 4 Plot Details Leaked!
After the comparatively lackluster T3: Rise of the Machines, more than a few people left the Terminator series for dead -- but as it turns out, the franchise may just be catching its second wind.
December 8, 2006
"Heroes" Star Set to Join the "Sarah Connor Chronicles"
A few weeks back it was announced that up & comer Lena Headey would star as the mother of the future in "The Sarah Connor Chronicles," a TV series based upon the "Terminator" flicks. And now comes word that "Heroes" actor Thomas Dekker will be playing her son, John Connor.
November 8, 2006
We Have a New Sarah Connor!
Remember when we told you that some folks were turning the "Terminator" series into a weekly TV show? Well, they still are -- and they hired a really attractive actress to play Sarah Connor.
October 20, 2006
"Terminator 4" Will Be Ahnold-Free
Screenwriter Michael Ferris isn't about to dole out too many spoilers regarding his "Terminator 4" script, but he recently made one thing perfectly clear: Arnold Schwarzenegger is most definitely not part of the equation.
September 13, 2006
Jonathan Mostow to Direct Marvel's "Sub-Mariner"
Chris Columbus was previously attached to direct the big screen adaptation of Marvel Comic's "Sub-Mariner," but Variety writes that the job has gone to "Terminator 3" helmer Jonathan Mostow. Besides directing the film, he will be rewriting the script as well.
August 29, 2006
Get Ready for "The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
Yep, apparently that's what they'll be calling the all-new "Terminator" TV series -- and I'd probably be a whole lot more skeptical about this project were it not for the involvement of director David Nutter and screenwriter Josh Friedman.
April 7, 2006
"T4" Has a Script; Looking for Director & Ahnold
Producer Andy Vajna was in Hungary overseeing production on a flick called Children of Glory when someone came up asked, yep, yet another Terminator 4 question. The producer mentioned that Australia is a place they're considering for the T4 shot, that the sequel's screenplay is completely finished, and that a certain giant governor is more than welcome to participate if he can find the time.
March 27, 2006
Arnold Back in Terminator 4?
Going by reports from Moviehole and Skewed and Reviewed, Arnold Schwarzenegger may indeed be back. According to producer Mario Kassar the script for the 4th "Terminator" film has been completed and they are waiting for Arnold to become available in order to put the film into production.
February 17, 2006
"Terabithia" Starts Production Down Under
ComingSoon.net shares with us a press release from the workaholics over at Walden Media, and the newest news is this: Production has already begun on Walden & Disney's "Bridge to Terabithia," a sprawling fantasy adventure inspired by the works of author Katherine Paterson. Flick's got a pretty solid cast & crew lined up, too.
November 10, 2005
Next on Fox: Terminator: The Series!
Variety reports that not only will a fourth "Terminator" movie become a reality some time relatively soon, but also that the Fox network is where you'll eventually be able to find "The Sarah Connor Chronicles."
July 12, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Shopgirl
MovieWeb.com is the first to offer the classy and amusing trailer for "Shopgirl," a grown-up romantic comedy starring Steve Martin ("The Jerk"), Claire Danes ("Terminator 3") and Jason Schwartzman ("Rushmore"). Martin adapted his own novella into screenplay form, and the director is Anand Tucker, a filmmaker whose last feature was 1998's "Hilary and Jackie."
July 1, 2005
Colorful Cast Announced for Uwe Boll's Next Opus
After putting the finishing touches on his upcoming "BloodRayne," controversial German director Uwe Boll ("House of the Dead," "Alone in the Dark") has announced the cast for his next project: a big-screen adaptation of the video game "Dungeon Siege" -- and wait till you get a load of this eclectic ensemble! (Full press release follows below)
June 15, 2005
"T3" Director Hired to Remake "Swiss Family Robinson"
Jonathan Mostow, director of "Breakdown," "U-571," and "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," will step behind the camera for Disney's new remake of "Swiss Family Robinson," says Variety. Working from an adapted screenplay by Greg Poirier ("Tomcats"), Mostow will get started on a re-write with frequent collaborator Sam Montgomery.
February 2, 2005
Stahl, Danes Won't Return for "Terminator 4"
In an interview with SciFi Wire, Nick Stahl, who played the role of John Conner in "Terminator 3," revealed that neither he nor Claire Danes will return for the fourth "Terminator" movie. "None of the cast is coming back," he said. As for the reason, he surmised that it might have something to do with the fact the story will take place further in the future and that his character will be "quite a bit older."
January 21, 2005
Arnold Schwarzenegger Says Hasta La Vista to "Terminator 4"
The chances of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger coming back for "Terminator 4" may be slim to none. Speaking on the subject in a San Francisco Chronicle article, Schwarzenegger has told producers that unless the movie is made in California, "they will never see me for one second in the movie."