What has James Cameron recommended for Terminator 5?

News Simon Brew 17 Apr 2012 - 13:53

It turns out that James Cameron has chatted to Arnold Schwarzenegger about a possible direction for Terminator 5. But what is it...?

The current state of the fifth Terminator movie? Ah, that’s a good question. We know that it’s going to target an R rating, so that’s a start. We know that Arnold Schwarzenegger is involved and interested. And we know that Fast Five helmer Justin Lin was going to direct it, but instead opted to make two more Fast & Furious movies.

Thus, it’s in a little bit of limbo.

Yet that doesn’t mean that work isn’t being done on the story, and as it turns out, James Cameron has had a little input on it. Cameron, of course, wrote and directed the first two films, although steered clear of Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines and Terminator: Salvation.

However, he’s told MTV that “I was talking to [Arnold Schwarzenegger] back in fall about a new Terminator film and quietly advising on that, I suppose you could say”.

And what was the advice? Basically, to turn the focus onto the T-800 that Arnie played in the first two movies.

"I was trying to be as encouraging as possible”, Cameron said. “Frankly, at that time, I thought it needed to be more about him. I told [Schwarzenegger] he should not do it until it's focused on his character or he shouldn't do it. I think there are some great stories that can be told about that character that haven't even been thought of yet."

Watch them go and ignore him now.

There’s more on this at MTV, here.

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