New details about the upcoming Terminator trilogy have popped up online thanks to SCI FI Wire. They got a chance to talk with James Middleton, an associate producer on the films. He spoke about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s involvement. The original Terminator will have no part in the fourth or any of the other films, as long as he is still the Governor of California. That sucks in a way, but he does have an important job to do. There is also the fact that the films are set before Arnie’s character is sent back in time, to what we saw in the previous films. Middleton also tells us more:
“It’s set after the events of ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,’ where we see the nuclear exchange at the end of the movie, and we show what the world is like after this event, and we show how people try to deal in a post-apocalyptic world,” Middleton said. “And we introduce a new character, who becomes very important to the resistance and to John Connor, a new hero. It’s really about the birth of a new hero.”
He added that John Connor will certainly be a central character in the film as well. “I would look at him as a character that is introduced and that will grow in the second and third movies of the trilogy,” he said about the character, to be played by Christian Bale.
T3 writers Michael Ferris and John D. Brancato penned the script for Terminator Salvation, which will be helmed by McG. “We’re in active preproduction,” Middleton said. “We hope that the [writers’] strike ends soon so we can do a rewrite, but we’re planning on going into production in April.”
Everything sounds good. It seems we may get the war we have all been waiting for. The fact that Christian Bale is on board gives the project much more weight, and gives me more faith. Roll on 2009!