Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Arnie Ain't Digging Terminator Salvation

The LA Times caught up with Arnold Schwarzenegger recently and in it he states he isn't so keen on the new Terminator movie just yet. Schwarzenegger says that the producers held a private screening of early footage and in turn he was rather unimpressed. He explains that "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."

"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."

"With Batman and Terminator, those big movies, there's a certain expectation and if you don't live up to it, if the movie is not a 10, then the business will be soft, if ['Salvation'] is pushing it forward, it will be breaking records all the time. If [director McG] has the T4 and the kind of shots that has the audience thinking, 'Now how did he do that?' -- then it is 'Terminator' and you can blow everyone away and every record at the box office."
Update: In Terminator Salvation related news Helena Bonham Carter reveals she's playing 'a very bad person' and that Tim Burton would have killed her if she had not taken role as he is a big Terminator fan!