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Toprem
12-03-07, 08:23 AM
http://filmwad.com/bale-confirmed-for-i-terminator-i-role-5427-p.html

About a week and a half ago we reported on a rumor that Christian Bale would be starring in the fourth installment of the Terminator series, known as Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. There was a good deal of speculation as to whether he would be playing John Connor, a terminator, or some other character altogether. Now confirmation comes via Variety that the British actor will play the adult John Connor, leader of the human resistance against the murderous machines.

Now the bad news: McG (Charlie's Angels, We Are Marshall) is directing. He is expected to begin production in Budapest this coming April, with a Summer 2009 release date in mind. Whether or not Arnold Schwarzenegger will be involved is up in the air. The Austrian-born star is still busy governing California, leaving little time for acting jobs. Also, let's face it, he just doesn't have the physique of a terminator any more.

So it seems Harry Knowles and his infallible source was right after all. Let the mixed feelings about this casting news begin.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y157/Toprem/setsailforfail.jpg

However much Bale turns me on, there's no way this movie is going to be good.

Edit: Oh yeah, seems two of the writers listed for it worked on T3 and Catwoman...

Qtip4urMamma
12-03-07, 08:45 AM
It could be good... MAYBE

TeanninBramblefeet
12-03-07, 09:18 AM
However much Bale turns me on...

Uhh... did I miss something? I mean, seriously... wtf? I don't mind if that's your bag but... REALLY?!


EDIT -- Oh yeah, this cannot end well, that's all there is to it... the movie, that is.

Synrax
12-03-07, 10:22 AM
Great, looks like the Terminator series is going down the route of cheesy campy flicks ala Batman.

Marbh
12-03-07, 10:47 AM
Great, looks like the Terminator series is going down the route of cheesy campy flicks ala Batman.

If you're talking about the Bale Batman I must disagree, it was a nice course correction after the previous schlock.

Morvran
12-03-07, 11:17 AM
Seriously, the Bale Batman is easily the best since Michael Keaton.

As for the Terminator....I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Qtip4urMamma
12-03-07, 11:29 AM
I say we let the original John Conner play John Conner. I'm sure he is in need of work. lol

Synrax
12-03-07, 11:57 AM
Yeah I liked Bale in Batman Begins and the new direction back to the original. I meant after the first Batman; Arnold as Mr. Freeze... ugh.

Dragynphyre
12-03-07, 01:57 PM
I say we let the original John Conner play John Conner. I'm sure he is in need of work. lol

Last I heard, he was one of those crazy Hollywood PETA people.

Pearll
12-03-07, 02:17 PM
Yeah I liked Bale in Batman Begins and the new direction back to the original. I meant after the first Batman; Arnold as Mr. Freeze... ugh.
ICE to meet you!

:|

Marbh
12-03-07, 02:27 PM
Now that we have the Bale issue clarified, lets commence the hating on McG.

Pratell
12-03-07, 04:06 PM
chuck rhymes with suck!

Deltar Battlewall
12-03-07, 04:11 PM
chuck rhymes with suck!

Chuck Norris says: "Careful what you say, son."

/roundhouse

Andurian
12-03-07, 04:33 PM
Daniel Craig for the terminator, yup yup

Gerda Jurtafryde
12-03-07, 07:31 PM
Maybe I am missing something as I never saw Terminator 3. If this movie is suppose to take place in the future when the machines have taken over, than wouldn't a human looking terminator be pointless? The terminators looked human when they traveled into the past before Skynet was activated. In the future they were just skeletal robots. The only reason for a terminator to look human in the future would be to spy on the human resistance, but none of the terminators ever seemed clever enough to pull that off. They may have looked human, but they didn't act human.

Glip the Gnome
12-03-07, 07:55 PM
Maybe I am missing something as I never saw Terminator 3. If this movie is suppose to take place in the future when the machines have taken over, than wouldn't a human looking terminator be pointless? The terminators looked human when they traveled into the past before Skynet was activated. In the future they were just skeletal robots. The only reason for a terminator to look human in the future would be to spy on the human resistance, but none of the terminators ever seemed clever enough to pull that off. They may have looked human, but they didn't act human.

I'm totally gonna geek out here for a second but the Arnold Terminator is a T-800 model 101 -- and they all looked like him (model 102 looks like someone else, etc). I think it was in Terminator 1, that they showed the human looking terminators in the future as well. They used them to infiltrate human camps/settlements and Kyle explained that they had to have dogs to tell them apart before it was too late (if I'm remembering right). So they had them both used heavily. Although the impression I got was more that they were meant to trick humans into getting close enough to kill them, rather than to spy.

Anyway, I was extremely disappointed in T3 and the choice of director for this one doesn't exactly excite me either. I don't want Terminator to be Charlie's Angel-ified -- they're supposed to be darker movies... or were until Terminator 3 came out with super bright colors everywhere. McG would do well to follow Cameron's example of how to use color filters to set the mood of the movie... and for the love of god they better not do any more stupid sunglass jokes.

I don't usually get mad at the bastardization of franchises I liked (Jurassic Park, Robocop, Aliens, etc) but for some reason T3 really bugged me.

Lilum
12-03-07, 08:01 PM
I'm totally gonna geek out here for a second but the Arnold Terminator is a T-800 model 101 -- and they all looked like him (model 102 looks like someone else, etc). I think it was in Terminator 1, that they showed the human looking terminators in the future as well. They used them to infiltrate human camps/settlements. So they had them both.

Yep.

In the scene where Reese loses his picture of Linda Hamilton. They use dogs to identify the Terminators. The Terminator that appears in Reese's flashback is a different "model" than the one Skynet sends to the past.

I sort of gather that the Terminators are the elite machines, if such a thing can exsist.

Kinare
12-03-07, 08:06 PM
Now confirmation comes via Variety that the British actor will play the adult John Connor, leader of the human resistance against the murderous machines.


Oh yes... anything ANYTHING with Christian Bale is good. I just turn down the volume and fast forward to scenes with him. Preferably sans shirt.

FarSky
12-03-07, 09:05 PM
Oh yes... anything ANYTHING with Christian Bale is good. I just turn down the volume and fast forward to scenes with him. Preferably sans shirt.
Even this?

Chromite
12-03-07, 09:13 PM
Even this?
That movie sucked. Why did he torture himself for that movie? Blech.

Marbh
12-03-07, 09:19 PM
Terminators are like Skynets extermination specialists. They find where clumps of humans are hiding, get in amongst them, then go wild and kill as many humans as they can. With humans needing to breed and Skynet making his troops its a numbers game.

Mind you I would just nail anyone who looked like a professional body builder, both Arnold and the other T1 termie were a little large for someone who should be on a starvation level diet.

FarSky
12-03-07, 09:37 PM
Mind you I would just nail anyone who looked like a professional body builder,
:blink

deuce
12-03-07, 11:07 PM
:blink
Well in the future they use dogs to sniff out terminators and if theres no dogs, then they just bring marbh out and see who he starts groping..

Morvran
12-04-07, 01:02 AM
Mind you I would just nail anyone who looked like a professional body builder

lol

Pearll
12-04-07, 01:35 AM
Mind you I would just nail anyone who looked like a professional body builder, both Arnold and the other T1 termie were a little large for someone who should be on a starvation level diet.
Protein diet?

Toprem
12-04-07, 01:54 AM
That movie sucked. Why did he torture himself for that movie? Blech.
Because he's one manly mother****er, that's why. He did it again for Rescue Dawn too.

Kinare
12-04-07, 06:17 AM
Even this?

UGH!! MY EYES!!!

Pass the brain bleach! I must never see it again!

PsiKoTicK
12-04-07, 07:39 AM
You didn't like The Machinist?

That movie was great. Even if I saw the plot twist coming a mile away (it's been done... many many times).

Marbh
12-04-07, 08:15 AM
Well in the future they use dogs to sniff out terminators and if theres no dogs, then they just bring marbh out and see who he starts groping..

Well I did walk into that one.

Loreleli
12-04-07, 09:13 AM
You didn't like The Machinist?

That movie was great. Even if I saw the plot twist coming a mile away (it's been done... many many times).


It was a very good movie, but that pic is cring worthy even after seeing the movie.

Marbh
12-04-07, 10:42 AM
Course the Terminators might look more like this:

http://money.cnn.com/2007/12/03/technology/robotex.fortune/index.htm?postversion=2007120403?cnn=yes

Xantium
12-04-07, 11:14 AM
Let's not forget that the original T-1 model 1 terminator has a radically different look.

Kehvrynne
12-04-07, 12:50 PM
That's it folks, nothing more to say here. Move along...









(Gods, but that was bad, Xantium!)