In a rare move director James Cameron has written an article for Wired.com. In the piece he give us insite on how he first came about writing his Terminator outline in 1982, and his feelings on the current status of the Terminator franchise, with Terminator Salvation being released in May.
I’ve been fascinated ever since by our human propensity for dancing on the edge of the apocalypse. So when I wrote the first Terminator outline around 1982, I was just working out my childhood stuff. It was also born out of the science fiction movies and literature I grew up with. For the most part, they were warnings—about technology, about science, about the military and the government. You couldn’t escape those themes or the fear of nuclear holocaust.
I kind of turned my back on the Terminator world when there was early talk about a third film. I’d evolved beyond it. I don’t regret that, but I have to live with the consequence, which is that I keep seeing it resurrected. I’m not involved in Terminator Salvation. I’ve never read the script. I’m sure I’ll be paying 10 bucks to see it like everybody else.
Meanwhile, the original film was recently selected for preservation by the National Film Registry. So there’s a good possibility that when the machines actually do take over someday, The Terminator will still be in existence. And the machines can have a good electronic laugh about that.
You can read the whole thing by clicking here! (Highly recommended)