The promotional hype continues for the 3D remastered re-release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day! And this time it’s the debut of five brand new interviews with James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Patrick, William Wisher Jr. and visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren!
It’s not often that we get to speak with a Terminator. However, actress Kristanna Loken (who played the T-X in “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”) is so much more than the iconic, red leather, liquid metal coated killing machine that fans fell in love with back in 2003. Not only a movie star, not only a television star, Kristanna Loken is a successful producer and business executive, who added maybe the greatest accomplishment of all less than a year ago when she became a mother.
During a live Question & Answer session with James Cameron at the Berlin Film Festival, which was also simulcast on Facebook, Cameron was mostly asked questions regarding the 3D conversion of his blockbuster film “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”. (Note we learned that other than digitally fixing a falling windshield from the T-1000’s truck as it crashes into the drainage canal, no futher alterations were made to T2 3D.) Cameron did speak briefly however about the new Terminator film in development and this is what he had to say.
Yesterday we reported that an animator had made an open pitch to current Terminator rights owner Skydance Productions with a new direction for the Terminator franchise. It was called “Extermination”, a visually stunning animated trailer that explored humanity’s struggles after the John Connor led Resistance won the war against the machines. Today we had an opportunity to talk with the man behind this trailer, creator Bruce Stirling John Knox, to discuss the genesis of his vision for the Terminator franchise… and what he hoped to accomplish with it.
One of the coolest new characters ever to be introduced into the Terminator cinematic franchise has to be Police Detective O’Brien from “Terminator Genisys”. Played by two actors at two different points of time, this fascinating character witnesses a deadly liquid metal machine (from an unimaginable future) kill his partner in 1984 which forces him to grapple with that unbelievable event for over 30 years. Considered a drunken lunatic by all of his peers, it’s not until two time-travelers arrive in 2017 that O’Brien’s fantastic tale of horror he witnessed that fateful day was validated. So needless to say, when we got the opportunity to speak with actor Wayne Bastrup (who played the younger version of this fantastic character in the ever expanding Terminator lore), we were thrilled! Here’s how it went: