When Jonathan Nolan was confirmed as the lead writer on Terminator Salvation everyone took a huge sigh of relief. Jonathan was one of the writers behind The Dark Knight (which was rather good) and The Prestige (which was also rather good) so it didn’t look like we had anything to worry about.
Timothy Zahn, author of the upcoming Terminator Salvation prequel novel, recently spoke to this dude and he had some encouraging words to say about the script.
We ended up talking for at least a good couple of hours, mostly about all things Terminator related. Of course, he’s under an NDA regarding the new movie, and I would never have been so rude as to ask him for any details about the movie or the novel. The only thing I did want to know was simply how he thinks the movie is going to be. His response was very encouraging. The basic gist of what he said is that given the script that they’re working with they’d have to try very hard to turn it into a bad movie. He’s gotten script revisions as the movie has been in production, and said that all of the revisions have been improvements, and show that they really do care about the story. That’s worth more to me than any spoilers would be!
Although this is only one man’s opinion and he is working for them, it is good to hear positive things about the movie.
We can expect a new trailer with Quantum of Solace in the upcoming weeks.