Published at: Oct. 3, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The big talk of the internet right now is a rumor over at CHUD concerning McG possibly stepping behind the camera for T4.
I'm not automatically against the idea, but I'm not too hot on it, either. I mean, I like Jonathan Mostow's films, but T3 didn't work at all for me. It's not that I hated it, but I was so indifferent to it that I almost wish I hated it because then I'd feel something one way or the other.
On top of that bit of rumor, I've also heard another juicy rumor concerning someone who could slap his living tissue over metal endo-skeleton. I'm hearing that Vin Diesel is taking meetings with the Terminator people and the assumption is it's about him being a Terminator... of course, I'd love it if they cast him as one of the resistance fighters instead, but I could see him being a good Terminator.
No matter what happens... if McG does it, if Vin Diesel joins... whatever... I hope that they go back to a kind of gritty realism that James Cameron did so well. We've always wanted to see the future war in all its glory... I know I've been dying to see it since I read the T2 novelization and got that whole extra chunk as John Conner breaks Skynet and sends back Kyle Reese and the re-programed T-800. But I think one of things that turned me off about T3 was just how slick it looked.
I'd love it if the future war is dire... if it matched tonally with the glimpses we saw in the first Terminator film.
What do you folks think?