Justin Lin and Hollywood producer Megan Ellison are working to get another Terminator movie happening. Is this a good thing? Who knows.
MovieHole spoke with Lin about this Terminator project and about the possibility of bringing Sarah Connor back into the mix.
[The Terminator franchise has] gone through a change in ownership and I have a very clear idea because I’m a huge… There’s huge part of my life when I was a kid, I love that franchise and I have a very clear idea of what… If they’re going to do another one what that would be. And also, I think the other element that’s necessary is to really find the right group of people to execute that.
So again, I have my criteria set and if it’s not right, I shouldn’t make it. I think a lot of the stuff has been very good, we’ll see how everything fleshes out on that end too.
About working with Ellison and meeting with Arnold Schwarzenegger:
Yeah. Megan [Ellison]‘s been great and I sit down and talk to Arnold and stuff and we’ll have to see. I mean it’s very early on. There’s no script or anything like that. But it’s actually really good to be able to kind of articulate, and someone like Arnold obviously such… He’s so integral to do the franchise, to be able to have that kind of this close with him also…. I think that you know if the right version, if you go back to the thematic drives of the first one especially, I think that’s a way to be able to reengage with that franchise.
Perhaps this interview was really badly transcribed, but what it sounds like there is Lin is making a comment about Schwarzenegger’s ability to articulate himself. Or maybe it’s just the racist in me. Whatever.
Moving on to Lin’s thoughts about having Sarah Connor back in the game:
I mean, Sarah Connor is such a big part of the franchise, you know. Yeah, I mean I’ve always been surprised how in part 3 she was just like… It was like one line and she was gone…. like leukemia and… But I think the great thing about this franchise is you have… You can actually have different canons because you have the element of time travel. So, there’s a way of kind of respecting all the works but also able to create a new time line.
Any thoughts on Lin’s capabilities and where this franchise should go, guys?
Source: Geek Tyrant