No one will ever accuse The Terminator about not following up with his whole “I’ll be back” catch phrase. Even if we beg him not to, it looks like he’ll be back again too. Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently attached to and developing a fifth Terminator movie. Yes, the same movie that Justin Lin dropped so he could go back to making more Fast and Furious movies.
Ponder that for a moment. The director walked out on the project so he could spend a few months saying ‘ok, now you drive really fast that way and try not to use big words.’
Now, the creator of the franchise and the man responsible for the two good ones, James Cameron, recently told MTV that he has already giving Arnie some friendly advice about the project.
“I was talking to him back in fall about a new ‘Terminator’ film and quietly advising on that, I suppose you could say.
I was trying to be as encouraging as possible. Frankly, at that time, I thought it needed to be more about him. I told him he should not do it until it’s focused on his character or he shouldn’t do it. I think there are some great stories that can be told about that character that haven’t even been thought of yet.”
I am going to assume this conversation took place atop a small mountain of cash and that when Cameron says he was ‘trying to be as encouraging as possible’, he really means ‘do whatever you want, I have a submarine and another blue-cat-elf movie to plan’.
He does make a good point though, if it is a Terminator movie, it does have to have focus on Arnie as a T-800. Which is exactly why you really can’t do another Terminator movie. He doesn’t really look like he did back in 1984, or even 1991. Hell, he barely pulled if off in 2003 and that was almost ten years ago.
I don’t see it working, not unless you do something to take into account his age.
hmmm…. Maybe change his other line?
“Come with me, I broke my hip”
You can watch the interview after the jump, and then tell me how wrong I am in the comments below.
Source: Comic Book Movie