While Christian adores the Minuet, the Ballet Russe and fucking professionalism, our Johnny loves to rock and roll; a Tim Burton project makes him lose control. What a wild duet! But they're co-stars, less-than-identical co-stars in Michael Mann's new shoot-em-up, and their approaches to acting couldn't be more different. Check out their personal set diaries from the Public Enemies here!
So unless you're living in a cave somewhere, by now you've heard the recording of Christian Bale's rant last year on the set of Terminator: Salvation where he goes off on director of photography Shane Hurlbut for allegedly distracting him during filming. (Audio is here, but it's definitely NSFW unless you work some place really laid back about cussing.) By now you've probably also seen everyone weigh in on how awful and/or awesome it was, or how right or wrong it was, so this isn't really about that. No, the thing of more interest to me is what new and/or enlightening information can be learned if you listen closely enough.
Haven't had your fill of Terminator movies, TV, and everything else lately? Or are you just sad about the downhill dive Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has taken this season? Either way, there's more Terminator on the way, in the form of a fifth movie. That's right, the movie after next May's Terminator: Salvation has already been greenlit.
While there may not be a wealth of movie news out there today (I'm about to march down to the Variety offices and let them know that they're not on vacation yet, thankyouverymuch), there are certainly a buttload of new posters and trailers up all over the internet. The coolest of which, in my opinion, is the exclusive over at Ain't It Cool News of an extra snippet of the newest Star Trek trailer, featuring Leonard Nimoy. That's all I'll tell you -- I'd advise you to go check it out yourself.
While talking up Terminator: Salvation last night, director McG wouldn't disclose whether or not those rumors about Ahnold making a cameo appearance were true. But when asked whether or not there would be some kind of "recap" of the first three movies in the new one, McG did reveal that they're "still trying to figure out what to do." No need to hurry or anything, McProcrastinator, what with just four months to go till the premiere. One option they're looking into, though, is having Sarah Connor open the movie with a voiceover. He didn't specify whether this would be the Linda Hamilton version from the first two movies or the Lena Headey version from the TV show, or some other option entirely. Here are a few reasons why the movie needs the Hamilton option.
So many movie casts were changed or announced today that we couldn't help but take notice:
Howard in Terminator? It sounds like Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to replace Charlotte Gainsbourg as Kate Connor, the wife of hero John Connor, in Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. My initial, shallow reaction: What's with all the redheads in various Terminator projects? Upon further thought, though, I can't help thinking that when the casting choices are as different as Gainsbourg and Howard (physically, as actors, and in their film choices), it's hard to believe the story they're selling, that this is due to the possible actors' strike creating conflicts for Gainsbourg. Also, isn't it about time we stopped referring to Howard as Ron Howard's daughter or, even more insulting to both Howards, as Opie's kid? I think they've both risen above those pigeonholes by now.
McG speaks! The inaugural post in the Terminator: Salvation blog has been posted, along with an artist's conception of post-apocalyptic Los Angeles where the film is set. The artwork is far from intriguing, except to note it features the latest indignity perpetrated on the Capitol Records building. It always seems like, whenever the cinematic Apocalypse shows up, the Four Horsemen make a beeline for the Capitol Records building. Those Four Dudes may be upset with their record deals, but Terminator fans are far more upset that a fourth installment of the series is being mounted without its creator or stars. The Terminator without Ah-nold or tough as nails "Seer-uh Conn-uh" is not a Terminator movie, no matter who they cast in the lead.
Movie buffs who also happen to be fans of roller coasters are about to have the Best Week Ever. On the heels of yesterday's announcement of a Transformers ride being built at Universal Studios Hollywood comes the news today of a Terminator coaster in the works at Six Flags Magic Mountain. And while Transformers fans have to wait until 2011 to buckle in, Terminator: The Coaster will open next year around the same time that Terminator: Salvation opens in theaters. [Was time travel involved? - Zach]
If it's Tuesday, this must be when ill-advised yet financially successful but ultimately disappointing blockbuster sequels are released to DVD. Also, it's the time of year when the Criterion Collection reissues their Christmas movies and snuff films. Classy!
The man who birthed a thousand creatures is gone. Hollywood visual effects master Stan Winston passed away on Sunday from multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer of the blood cells he had been dealing with for seven years, at the age of 62. He is survived by a wife, son, daughter, brother, four grandchildren and an army of dinosaurs, aliens, robots and mutants that he has helped bring to life over the years.