Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bale Signs for 3 Terminator Movies

Christian Bale is set to play the lead role of a 30-something-year-old John Conner in 3 upcoming Terminator films. McG will direct and the release date is set for May 22, 2009. This is what BBC News had to say,

The Welsh-born star, who is soon to be seen in Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight, has already started shooting the first of those films, Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.

"He's really an actor's actor, so we're very proud," said Victor Kubicek of film company Halcyon.

"Christian was our first choice and he's a big fan of The Terminator, so we're very lucky," Kubicek told the BBC at the Cannes Film Festival.

"But with Batman he's already done the whole franchise thing, so we weren't sure he'd respond."

Luckily, said Kubicek's business partner Derek Anderson, "he read the script and he loved it, so he's signed on for all three."

I find it interesting that Christian Bale is willing to attach himself to a franchise that I thought died back in 2003 with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. I guess he thinks he can revitalize the franchise. I sure hope so. The first two Terminator films were fantastic and the third one was a little below standard. I think that if Christian Bale is confident enough to sign on for 3 films he must have read something good. Here's hoping. Click here for the rest of the BBC News article.
Posted by Derek Clem at 6:51 PM |  


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