All that stuff about the Terminator franchises rights being auctioned off and up in the air? Don’t even worry about. Think the last one was a commercial and arguable artistic disappointment? Get the fuck out of here. McG is stone cold- bothered by nothing, and he will be making Terminator 5 dammit. And Terminator 6. And it’s going to have Sarah Conner, and T-1000s and shit too, just watch.
These reality bombs were dropped in last night’s BD-Live chat with the director for the release of Terminator: Salvation on blu-ray (feel free to grab it from CHUD, if you’re into that sort of thing). The brave Mr. Chen at Gizmodo sat through the entire chat, and since there doesn’t seem to be a transcript of McG’s word-for-word statements out there, I’ll let you in on his interpretation of events…
7:02: In answering a question about if Robert Patrick (T-1000) would be in a future movie. McG said that he might be, if there was a scientist that wanted to model a Terminator after himself. (Yes, he took that base idea from Terminator 3, in case you were wondering.)
7:13: He just announced that he’s making another Terminator movie. Seriously.
7:16: Oh and for those people who are punching themselves in the face that he’s making another one? He said he’s making one after that.
7:46: He says Sarah Connor is going to be in the next film, but he’s not sure how he’s going to pull that off.
Oh yeah, and…
7:48: McG: “I’m disappointed in myself that I couldn’t make the best movie.” Holy shit. He just said he thought he could make a better movie than #1 or #2.
With 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea thoroughly sunk, McG may very well hope to cling to the Terminator franchise at it changes hands, and roll with it at its new home. That sounds… unlikely, to spin it positively. Halcyon will be closing the auction for the Terminator rights on February 1st (according to Variety), at which point the franchise will move to a new company as Halcyon moves on with its bankruptcy process. When the rights finally land it shouldn’t be too long before we have an idea if McG has a future directing murderous cyborgs, or if this is all as semi-delusional as it sounds.