Former Terminator turned California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger seems unsure about the next “Terminator” movie.
Talking with The Los Angeles Times, Schwarzenegger revealed he was given a private screening of early footage from “Terminator Salvation” by producers of the franchise reboot directed by McG.
Arnie says “I still don’t know how it will play out with this one. They showed me some footage, but I don’t have a feel for the movie. I didn’t see enough. I wasn’t sure who the Terminator was. I don’t know if there is one or if he’s the star or the hero. These are the things that determine the success and how the strong the movie will be.”
Big special effects are what he thinks will lead to the film’s success, saying that “If [director McG] has the T4 and the kind of shots that has the audience thinking, ‘Now how did he do that?’ — then it is ‘Terminator’ and you can blow everyone away and every record at the box office.”
He does however hope that those involved are successful – “I’ve seen very little footage so I don’t really have a feel for it. I hope they do well, and I hope it is a huge hit. I do hope it creates a spectacle on the screen. That is what James Cameron created.”
“Terminator Salvation” is currently being filmed in New Mexico.