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The latest Terminator flick, Terminator: Genisys, featured several twists of classic scenes from Terminator and while the film has been met with a mostly negative response, that hasn't stopped Arnold Schwarzenegger from re-enacting scenes from other Terminator films; this time, he's re-enacted the biker bar scene from Terminator 2: Judgment Day in a promo for the upcoming WWE 2K16 video-game. What,... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
While Arnold Schwarzenegger has had an illustrious career as an iconic Hollywood leading man in both action movies and comedies, his most popular role to date continues to be that of the T-800 in the Terminator franchise. Schwarzenegger brought the character back one more time earlier this summer with Terminator: Genisys, establishing the character’s lasting appeal in the lead-up to the movie, most notably with a prank involving a display at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.
The release of the movie is not the last that the public has seen of the character, however, as the videogame publisher 2K Sports announced today that pre-ordering the WWE 2k16 game will give players a unique opportunity; a chance to square off against current wrestlers as the Terminator himself.
To promote this new feature of the game, a trailer was released that saw Schwarzenegger reprise the role once again for a »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Okay so Arnold Schwarzenegger has been revisiting a lot of his old Terminator scenes lately, not just in Terminator Genisys which resets and revisits some moments from the first film in different ways, but also in a new commercial for the WWE 2k16 video game. But you’re probably thinking to yourself — “that doesn’t make […]
- Peter Sciretta
Schwarzenegger, a 2015 WWE Hall of Fame inductee, says in a statement: "I've achieved many things in my life, but I've always said success means staying hungry and pushing the limits. I was honored to join the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year, and now I'll continue my WWE legacy with one of my biggest film roles immortalized in 'WWE 2K16.' Match the Terminator against Stone Cold Steve Austin, Seth Rollins or Daniel Bryan, and there's only one possible outcome: Hasta la vista, baby."
The playable characters will be available for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360. The game hits stores on October 27th and you can »
- Garth Franklin
Schwarzenegger was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year.
That’s right, The Terminator will be a pre-order exclusive for the upcoming release of WWE 2K16.
2K games and WWE have released a press statement that Arnold Schwarzenegger will a playable character as both the T-800 from 1984’s The Terminator and 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The character will be unlockable if you pre-order the game from places like Gamestop, Amazon.
While no images of him in the game have been released, they did include this awesome video which re-creates Arnie’s first scene in Terminator 2: Judgement Day with WWE Superstars Daniel Bryan, Paige, Dean Ambrose and Finn Balor in the background.
Check out the video below:
Schwarzenegger and WWE have had a very busy relationship this year. Triple H was inducted into his bodybuilding Hall of Fame, he was the celebrity inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame and he was featured in Triple H’s entrance »
- Luke Owen
It has been destroyed by critics (read our reviews here and here)and was called the Worst Blockbuster of All-Time by our own Anghus Houvouras – but Terminator: Genisys passed a milestone this weekend.
Terminator: Genisys added another $2.5 million to its domestic total and has now made $305 million worldwide, the majority of which has come from overseas. In the Us, the movie has made just $85 million, but its worldwide take of $219 million (taken mostly in South Korea, United Kingdom and Russia) has helped push the movie past the $300 million marker.
However, the movie cost a whopping $185 million – and that doesn’t include marketing costs – so there is still some way for it to go before it becomes “profitable”. Terminator: Genisys is currently the 14th biggest movie of the year, and is being outperformed by The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Taken 3 and Mad Max: Fury Road. »
- Luke Owen
Star Wars famously takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and this week we found out about a parallel universe of casting in the film series. Neil Calloway looks at the actors who didn’t star in films, but could have…
The news that Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels is bizarre, and I can’t quite decide whether he would have improved the character or completely ruined the franchise with his appearance. Perhaps the most interesting part is that Jackson wanted the character to be created with make up and prosthetics – he worked with make up genius Rick Baker on the video for Thriller – rather than the CGI preferred by Lucas. There are many, many issues with the Star Wars prequels, but one of them is the over reliance on computer effects on practical effects. So maybe »
- Neil Calloway
Does Hollywood try to remake/sequelize/franchise-extend every single one of its successful movies? Sometimes it feels that way, but there’s a little more nuance to studio practices than that. If you’re looking for meaning in this summer’s blockbuster season – not always easy – you could call it Dr. JurassicMax or How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Reboot. Rebooting franchises isn’t as common, well-received, or lucrative as you might think. Today let’s look briefly at the history of the reboot – and how this summer changed it.
First, what technically counts as a reboot? One school would say that anytime the cast shuffles, it’s a reboot, meaning we’re now on the second reboot (and third iteration) of Spider-Man films. That’s pretty rare; far more often, duration between films is the deciding factor, and it just doesn’t feel right to slap »
- Daniel Smith-Rowsey
Thanks to Wired, we’ve got a video featurette which explores how the VFX wizards “de-aged” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 for his battle against the older Guardian from this year’s Terminator Genisys by creating a fully digital verison of the action icon. Check it out…
See Also: Is Terminator Genisys the worst blockbuster ever?
See Also: How To Save The Terminator Franchise – Terminate The T-800
In the new installment of The Terminator series, John Connor, leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah Conner, from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator guardian by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission to reset the future.
- Gary Collinson
It’s a zombie film staple: that awful moment when a loved one has been infected by the virus and now you’ve got some hard choices. Maggie stretches this idea out to one interminably boring and mawkish film, overlaid with Ya-dystopian self-pity. In a standard-issue post-apocalyptic world of car-wreck-strewn highways and creepy deserted convenience stores, Maggie (Abigail Breslin) has been infected by the zombie bug; she’s in the initial stages of skin discolouration on her hands, being cared for by her grizzled old uninfected dad, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has already had the task of taking his axe to his erstwhile lovely neighbours, who came shambling on to his property. Now he has to decide if and when to flick the safety off his shotgun and lead poor, confused »
- Peter Bradshaw
23 years ago, Terminator 2, James Cameron’s sequel to his unexpectedly popular The Terminator, grossed an almost-unprecedented $520 million at the worldwide box office. Cut to today, and Alan Taylor’s Terminator Genisys stands at less than $300 million after three weeks on release, struggling to even make back the total of its production and marketing costs.
It’s quite a fall from grace for what was once one of the pre-eminent science fiction movie franchises; what’s more, Genisys has also prompted the worst critical evaluation of any Terminator film to date. After five films, including two attempted reboots (Salvation and Genisys), the future of the series appears more dire than ever.
It’s now up to Paramount and Skydance Productions to decide how they’ll proceed with those proposed sequels to Genisys. Pitched as the first in a new trilogy, and with an ending left wide open for follow-ups, »
- Brogan Morris
10 months before Terminator Genisys opened in theaters over the 4th of July holiday, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced plans for two Terminator sequels, set for release in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Back in 2013, Skydance, which paid over $20 million for the franchise rights back in 2011, announced plans for a TV series, hiring Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller to write the script. Now that Terminator Genisys has finally hit theaters, and the movie is underperforming, plans for these sequels and the spinoff TV show are in limbo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Terminator Genisys has only taken in $82.1 million domestically since its July 1 release, but it has fared much better overseas, taking in $196.8 million for a worldwide tally of $278.9 million, from a $155 million budget. While the results certainly don't classify Terminator Genisys as a box office bomb, the studio was surely hoping for higher figures. The movie still hasn't opened in China yet, »
Paramount Pictures and Skydance were really hoping that Terminator: Genisys would be a hit to reinvigorate the popular but struggling sci-fi franchise originally launched by James Cameron in 1984. But despite endorsement by the Avatar filmmaker, the flick hasn’t really impressed fans or critics, and with just $278 million at the worldwide box office so far […]
The post The Future of the ‘Terminator’ Franchise is Uncertain appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Several weeks on from the release of "Terminator Genisys," Paramount is reportedly taking a wait and see approach regarding the Terminator franchise. Reviews for the new film were dire, and domestically the film has only nabbed $81 million.
Globally it has proven better, with $278 million so far and the lucrative China box-office market still to come, but even so - the numbers aren't good enough for Paramount to be rushing forward with a follow-up. A source tells THR: "We will definitely need to see the holds globally to confirm that people like the film."
As the rights revert to James Cameron in 2019, the plan was to film the next two movies back-to-back to get them done in time, but that may no longer be a viable option anymore. Don't expect a decision either way until later in the year.
In news of a much more successful sequel and potential follow-up, producer »
- Garth Franklin
Long before the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring Terminator Genisys even hit theaters, we heard about how it was going to jumpstart a new trilogy of killer-robot-from-the-future movies. They recast iconic characters and rewrote the timeline, but now, like the future in the movies, the future of the franchise is in doubt. Genisys wasn.t exactly a smash hit with either fans or critics (our, however, totally loved it), and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is taking a wait and see approach to ordering more films. A source at the studio tells the trade that sequels aren.t a given, and that: We will definitely need to see the holds globally to confirm that people like the film. The Alan Taylor-directed fifth installment in the Terminator franchise falls into that category of movies that, while not exactly a miserable flop, isn.t a smash hit either. With a $155 million budget, »
1972 | Directed by Joy N. Houck Jr.
(a.k.a Dirty Dan’s Women, Is the Father Black Enough, The Ace of Spades)
When Denise (Susan McCullough, in her only credited role) returns home to New Orleans with the news that she is pregnant and due to wed back in New York, her oldest brother Dan (James Ralston, The Terminator) is none too pleased, especially when the father and future husband is revealed to be African American. He is as racist as they come and he doesn’t care who knows about it! Fortunately for Denise, her slightly older brother Vance (Mickey Dolenz, The Monkees) is much more supportive. Not that it really matters as she and her fiancee are murdered back in New York by a Vietnam vet-cum-assassin (Patrick Wright, The Abductors). Denise’s fiancee is shot in broad daylight and her death is staged as a grief stricken suicide. »
- Mondo Squallido
Ever since I sat through the incredibly spoiler-y trailer for Robert Zemeckis' solid 2000 thriller What Lies Beneath, I've had a growing sense of caution towards movie trailers. That in the increasingly competitive crush to get money off you for a cinema ticket, the marketing campaigns for blockbuster - and non-blockbuster movies - are willing to reveal more and more footage from the film concerned. Often to the detriment of the movie itself.
For a long time, it was comedies that were the worst offenders for this, and they're still hardly off the hook. After all, comedy movie after comedy movie stuck all the best jokes in the trailer, and left nothing to enjoy fresh in the feature itself. »
In a world where the Jurassic Park franchise churned out another installment, Arnold Schwarzenegger is playing the Terminator again, and the Star Wars saga is coming back with both the old and a new cast, might there be hope for more Back to the Future? The classic film featured time travel, a nutty professor and Michael J. Fox. It has a massive fan base and seems ripe for the same treatment, if not now then a decade from now. But even if you.re secretly holding out hope for a sequel of some sort, Fox doesn.t want you to hold your breath. According to Radio Times, Fox joined fellow cast mates, such as Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Frances Lee McCain, James Tolkan, Donald Fullilove and Harry Waters Jr., for a Back to the Future retrospective at London Film & Comic-Con this past weekend. While reflecting on »
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the latest film to be 'tracking softly'. But why are we so keen to lambast films we've not seen?
And so here we go again. We're two weeks away from the release of a blockbuster movie, and the dreaded term 'tracking softly' has reared its head. This time, it's apparently the upcoming Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation that's reportedly set for a lower than expected opening weekend when it arrives in cinemas at the end of July. Not withstanding the fact that very few people have seen the film yet (and early reactions from those that have are very positive), and that box office success is rarely determined by American takings only, it's still an indicative state of where we are with big movies right now.
Let's do the factual basics first though.
When a film is said to be 'tracking softly', it means »
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