Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Terminator 4 in trouble?

McG giving the Terminator franchise one up the ass

I just had to post this article from aint it cool news, written by "Moriarty"

I’m not much for the nerdstalgia that has turned every single studio in town into a remake/reboot factory. I think it’s short-sighted and stupid, and in the long run, we’re cannibalizing our business by only indulging this pathetic need to destroy every single franchise we ever cared about. It’s all driven by marketing departments and research groups, and there’s nothing honest or organic about it.
My biggest question to the studios is this: what are you going to be remaking in 20 years? If you refuse to greenlight original visions right now, and all you’re doing is this cinematic grave-robbing over and over and over and over again, then what are you going to do 20 years from now?
At some point, this cycle has to end. Either that, or we’re on our way to being the music industry, and that’s fucking terrifying.
For those of you who feel like there are still unanswered questions about the world of THE TERMINATOR, or who just can’t get enough of seeing James Cameron’s original story expanded way past the breaking point, you’re going to finally get your wish and see the future war in the upcoming TERMINATOR: SALVATION, which is meant to kick off another trilogy of films.
Will it? Well, if the ending that today’s spy sent us is any indication of what to expect, I don’t think a sequel is going to be something anyone needs to worry about. Instead, the filmmakers might want to consider the Witness Protection Program.
Why? Oh, man, just read the following, and keep in mind: this is a rumor. I don’t have the T4 script here, and I’m not saying that this IS the ending. Just that this rumor is so batshit crazy I had to share it with you guys, and I’ll start digging to see what I can come up with. If this is how it ends, then the destruction of this franchise is complete, and James Cameron can rest assured that he remains the only person to ever make any TERMINATOR films I give a shit about.
Take it away, Dr. Silberman:

"Alright so the main character is a cyborg named Marcus. For some background, Marcus was a criminal who was executed in 2003. He donated his body to Project Angel which was involved with SkyNet. They take his body and make a terminator out of him so he's a terminator skeleton but has living muscle/skin and a beating heart too. At the end of the movie John Connor is fighting a T800 model 101 and loses. He dies and the top resistance people come up with a plan to help the resistance keep fighting on. The resistance feels that it's important to keep the image or idea that John Connor is still alive so the resistance keeps going. So they rip off Marcus' skin and put John Connor's on the skeleton so now Marcus is John Connor."

It sounds terrible! I agree with most of Moriarty's initial points, that Hollywood is currently grave robbing old ideas, and not always for the good of the people who made the films popular in the first place. I disagree about T3. Although not as great as the first two films, it was still entertaining and I loved the ending.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles isn't a bad TV show, yet this new trilogy will trash the show's logic.

I'm open minded enough to hope that McG sees sense and changes this piss-awful ending. Assuming that it really is a spoiler.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They really should give it up. One of the main reasons that the first 2 terminator films were so successful was the implied threat of SkyNet and what would happen to the world in the event. With the rise of modern technology beginning to take off they played on the fears of the public about what could happen. By making it happen in T3 it took away the series mystique and has therefore ruined any future for it.