Sunday, May 25, 2008

Chimps in Space & Terminators in the Future

Well this was totally off my radar. I might be too busy in July to see Space Chimps but dam, I do loves me some monkeys. I think I see a few nods to the POTA movies in those costumes... and ah... to Evel Knievel as well.



Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins is now in production with a release set for May 22, 2009. The official site has it's first blog post up:
We’ve officially started principal photography on Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. Like you guys, I’ve been a long-time fan of the series and I understand your passion for the Terminator movies -- and it’s my full intention to deliver a film that lives up to the previous three installments. I’ve spent time with James Cameron, spoken to Arnold Schwarzenegger, gone over the story with Jonah Nolan, and enlisted Stan Winston.

Everything we’re shooting is designed to be tactile and real, you’ll be seeing a whole set of inspired designs you’ve never seen before, and best of all you’ll finally get to see some of the post-judgment day future that was only hinted at in the previous movies.

John Connor will be pushed to the brink. And for me, Christian Bale embodies Connor’s strength and tenacity perfectly. And after visiting Sam Worthington on the set of Avatar, I know he’s perfect for his role.

As you know, Anton Yelchin is playing Kyle Reese, and his prep has been unbelievable. The guy's been watching all three Terminators incessantly and he’s definitely going to capture the essence of the character Michael Biehn created in Cameron’s first film.

We started principal photography with a sequence at Griffith Observatory. I've already seen a cut of it -- Anton and Sam are excellent. I’ll have more on that soon, and can’t wait to share some of what we’re doing with you all. Stay tuned for more.


With this new film and the TV show, the terminator franchise is on a role.



pidomon said...


Really liked the TV show. Anyone know when it is coming back?

Eaglewing said...

I'm really on the fence about a new round of Terminator movies. I think Christian Bale in it is a great sign, but the fact McG is directing and they are making it PG-13 instead of R like the others has me worried it'll be a watered down eye candy piece of fluff. But I don't think Bale would go into something like that, so I have some hope. T1 and T2 are two of some of my all time fave movies. T3 was a letdown, but I hope they can make this new round as good as the first two.

Swinebread said...

pidomon - It seems so obvious now, why wasn't space Chimps Idea used sooner.

Monday nights at 8:00 in the fall sometime for terminator.

EW - it's a worry on my part too but I I just hope it's better than T3.

Becca said...

there may be nothing in the world cooler than space chimps! I love their little helmets!

Overdroid said...

I hope this film doesn't give away the plans for computer domination that are currently brewing.

Dr. Zaius said...

I grow weary of Terminator, but Space Chimps looks AWESOME!

Dean Wormer said...


I suppose we're going to see goofy stuff ala that last Charlie's Angels movie.

Randal Graves said...

I didn't even know this was being made. Next thing you know, you'll tell me that there are trans-Atlantic flights.

Arkonbey said...

Space Chimps = slightly new, pretty cool idea
anything Terminator = old, tired idea

Terminator Chimps = fantastic idea.

Swinebread said...

Becca – True enough, I love sci-fi and monkeys, especially chimps.

OD – I actually think this part of a disinformation campaign.

Dr. Zaius – You probably right and I shouldn’t get too excited about terminator 4.

Dean – We can only hope ;)

Randal – you can’t know everything, but you speak French the rest doesn’t matter.

Arkonbey – Once again you’ve proveny our creative genius.