Unlike “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and “Terminator Salvation”, fans everywhere knew that the creator of our favorite franchise, James Cameron actually had some involvement with the latest Terminator film “Terminator Genisys”. Acknowledging that his goal was “being loosely attached to the film” without credit, all while accepting meetings between him and Skydance C.E.O. David Ellison (as well as writer Laeta Kalogridis) and offering story contributions, it is factual to say that Cameron did indeed help shape what “Terminator Genisys” ultimately became.
Humans are no match for Terminators, but that doesn’t mean that lawyers aren’t! New lawsuits filed by the visual-effects company Rearden accuse Paramount’s “Terminator Genisys” of using stolen technology to create the young 1984 computer generated Arnold Schwarzenegger. You remember the scene… a time travelling standoff in Griffith Park between actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and a digitized version of his younger self.
It was an exciting time this past April when the iconic Terminator himself confirmed he will be back for Terminator 6. When actor Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped that bombshell while promoting his latest film “Aftermath”, the internet simply went crazy over the news that the former bodybuilder turned actor would return to the role once more, that made him a worldwide icon.
Being the second highest grossing film in this entire legendary franchise, it is no surprise that 2015’s international hit “Terminator Genisys” would see some new home video releases as time progressed. And wouldn’t you know it, two years removed from its theatrical release, new versions of the fifth film of our favorite science-fiction film franchise has emerged on home video retail shelves across the world. So let’s take a look at these new releases, shall we?
We received a production update from the good people at Silver Fox Collectibles today, regarding their upcoming T-800 Terminator Guardian – 1:10 Scale Statue!
Many Terminator fans have been enjoying Plarium’s “Terminator Genisys: Future War” since its worldwide release. It’s a free-to-play mobile strategy game that, like a sequel, takes place after the events of “Terminator Genisys”. And what many fans have been really intrigued with is all the different machine models that can be used in the fight against the human resistance.
How would a Terminator raise a little girl? It’s an intriguing question, and something that would have been truly fantastic to see explored in the latest entry of our favorite film franchise, “Terminator Genisys”. While the T-800 Guardian “Pops” parental methods were hardly touched upon in the film itself, an older draft of the movie’s script has given us a little more insight on how the Terminator managed to raise a young Sarah Connor.
When the co-owner of Legacy Effects and a disciple of Stan Winston, John Rosengrant first broke down the story elements of “Terminator Genisys” in the aspect of pratical effect needs, there was a section that caught his eye. It was when the Guardian Terminator and Sarah Connor were lugging around a young, deactivated Arnold T-800 Terminator in a back of an armored car in 1984. Logic dictated to Rosengrant that the creation of this Terminator corpse would best be accomplished with practical effects, so John and his team took upon the task of building a prosthetic dummy of an 1984 Arnold Schwarzenegger. So how did Legacy effects accomplish such a seemingly insurmountable task?
Over a month ago (reported here), we detailed the launch of Terminator Genisys: Future War, a free-to-play mobile strategy game that, like a sequel, takes place after the events of “Terminator Genisys”! Unfortunately at the time, it was a limited game release, not made available to the majority of the world (like the United States). But now things have changed!
Most fans are aware of the amazing Terminator themed attraction titled T2 3-D: Battle Across Time. Originally developed for the theme park ‘Universal Studios Florida’ in 1996, this ride where live performers interacted with 3D film was produced like a sequel to the blockbuster film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, reuniting director James Cameron with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Robert Patrick.