Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl (John Connor),
Kristanna Loken (T-X), Michael Biehn (Kyle Reese) (cameo),
Claire Danes (Kate Miller), Mark Famiglietti; other cast not
took a visit to the set and got a few interesting tidbits
out of Arnie, "It's fun and it is a big responsibility
at the same time because people expect this movie obviously
to be as good if not better than the second one, and the first
one" he says. "So the good thing about this is that
Hollywood -- the whole industry -- is in a mood for making
the sequels better than the originalsS whereas in the old
days, just ten to twenty years ago, it was just like a hit-and-run
thing where they throw a bit of money at something, and say,
'Let's make some money out of that and bow out.' Now they're
making them much differently, they're making them in a quality
way, they hire good people, the best in the business in every
department, and spend the money on it."
Mostow also had some thoughts. "[Making T3] is a little
like a through-the-looking-glass experience, it's just...
fun! This is the most fun I've ever had coming to a set every
day... [Arnold] is a delight to work with and you see why
this guy - how some guy [who] arrives with a gym bag and two
dollars in his pocket got to where he got to. Just completely
focused on what he has to do. I'm not about to go tell Arnold
how to play the Terminator because he's been doing it for
twenty years and he does great. If he does something that
I think is like, wrong for The Terminator, I'll tell him but
that hasn't happened because I always joke with him I say it feels like I'm making the movie of the Bible and
I've got Moses playing the central character. He's so dialled
into this role ... often I sit there watching it like, I cant
believe I'm not having to pay eight bucks and just watch him
do this stuff."
This third film will tell the tale of the first battles between
humans and the artificial intellgences of the SkyNet network.
John Connor (played by Edward Furlong in the 2nd movie) will
be the star. (7/12/00) The advanced android that Schwarzenegger
will be going up against will be female this time around.
(11/20/00) Arnold told The New York Post that the female cyborg
will have several new powers, like being able to disappear,
mold into someone else, or even turn into an energy form.
(11/30/00) Famke Janssen is in talks to play that advanced
female android. (5/22/01) The producers are continuing to
tweak the script, with word from USA Today that the famale
cyborg might now be a "good guy", and the villain
would be a male (Vin Diesel was mentioned as a possibility).
(7/18/01) Vin Diesel may have signed on for that role. (12/3/01)
Michael Fleming confirms that the villain is still a female
cyborg, and that the story is set 10 years after T2, as Connor
and his cyborg buddy fight off the all-new, all-dangerous
T-model. (12/15/01) A replacement for Edward Furlong is being
sought. (1/27/02) Talking recently to Access Hollywood, Arnold
Schwarzenegger revealed that his character switches sides
in the film, as the computers take over control of his circuitry.
(2/20/02) Norwegian actress Kristanna Loken will play T-X.Terminator
3: Rise of the Machines have been around since probably the
day after T2 ignited theaters and fans in 1991. And now, we've
got word that two sequels that will deal both with how the
whole thing started (T3) and how it might end (T4) are being
planned. As often happens with sequels, the writers will not
be the man who started the series (James Cameron).
This has happened with many series, such as Hellraiser and
Children of the Corn. In this case, they are the writers of
Tank Girl and Supernova. Of course, this should be expected
in an atmosphere when fans expect a sequel even when the original
people aren't interested in doing it anymore. My personal
opinion on sequels is that in most cases, I'd rather see the
director, star, etc. do something new rather than regurgitating
the same old story. Of course, there are exceptions (Star
Wars, The Matrix, etc.). Which is to say, I don't know if
I'm particularly excited about a Terminator sequel one way
or another... I guess I'll just wait and see what these new
movies actually look like to judge.
besides the writers, and a short idea of the premises, we
don't really know much yet about these sequels. Filming is
expected to start sometime this year (2000), so that should
change soon. (3/27/00) Help has come along for these projects
in the form of German and Japanese distributors as financing
partners. (5/28/00) The preview for Terminator 4 has been
Arnold told Access Hollywood this week that he's still open
to this project, "We'll make an announcement soon. It's
all a matter of the script, the director and all of those
kinds of things
My big wish is Jim Cameron and I [will]
work together again." The problem with this quote is...
Jim Cameron is still quite unattached to this project. Sure,
it's possible Arnold's statement indicates otherwise, or this
just might be another of those quotes from Arnold that ends
up not meaning anything.
It's official... Arnold Schwarzenegger has indeed signed to
star in this third Terminator. As to James Cameron, Arnold
said "My big wish is that Jim Cameron and I will work
together again (on this movie)." The question seems to
be... can Arnold talk Cameron into coming back?
James Cameron definitely won't be directing. That's a closed
subject. Now, the search is on for his replacement, with The
Hollywood Reporter listing David Fincher, Ridley Scott, Roland
Emmerich, and Christian Duguay as helmers the producers are
talking to. My guess would be Duguay (Screamers, The Art of
War, The Assignment), who seems to be the one with the least
commitments elsewhere. Fincher, forever, has tons of other
things he's already got on his plate. We'll see. From that
same article comes the news that this time around, the advanced
android that Schwarzenegger will be fighting will be female.
Jeffrey Wells of Reel.com has reported that there is buzz
that Ridley Scott may be the director closest to signing right
now, including word that Scott himself may have told someone
he was going to do it. Someone telling someone else Scott
said so is one thing, but actually being confirmed is another...
and that hasn't happened yet, but this sure sounds close.