"For those sci-fi fans who were hoping that Terminator Genisys would be a disappointment, due to James Cameron’s lack of involvement, it looks like you’ll have to rethink your stance on summer’s biggest sci-fi action film. It turns out that the director of T1 ad T2 was responsible for not only coming up with the idea of Arnold’s aged cyborg, he also LOVES the final Terminator Genisys film!
TheArnloldFans had Ted “Turboman”, our usual Brazilian reporter, attend the Terminator Genisys Experience, a 20 minute look at the film’s footage, with Arnold Schwarzenegger on hand to take our questions. Read Ted's report below!
Schwarzenegger told us that he saw the film and loved it, and was surprised by the emotion of it. He added someone in the theater with him had tears. But perhaps the highest praise comes from James Cameron himself who personally told Arnold that he LOVES Terminator Genisys! That’s right, Arnold told us James Cameron loved this film! T3 and T4 didn’t get this amount of love from Cameron and even Arnold himself has gone on record saying that T4 “sucked”
"During our time with Arnold, he also said he wishes they had these special effects in his first Terminator films. The effects on screen did look top notch. We saw many completed action sequences including the yellow bus on the Golden Gate Bridge sequence and also the full middle-aged T-800 vs the young 1984 nude Arnold! We wished this fight went on for a solid five minutes. It was epic but perhaps closer to two edge-of-our-seat minutes and that CG of the young Arnold was amazing! Even the three punk-rockers looked perfectly cast and wore the exact same outfits from the original Terminator!"
Read the rest of the article here.
And here's an interview Arnold Schwarzenegger did for bodybuilding.com
“Could I do it? Abso-fucking-lutely,” he says. “Would I do it? Abso-fucking-lutely. Is Daniel Craig a great Bond? Abso-fucking-lutely.”
There’s no doubt Statham can walk the Bond walk. And talking his talk can hardly be an issue with a character whose accent has fluctuated between Sean Connery’s Scottish brogue and Timothy Dalton’s Welsh. Added to which, Statham’s self-made, by-the-bootstraps backstory is surely more in tune with modern Britain than the traditional public-school elitist Bond biography. “Yeah, I’d make a decent Bond,” he says. “But it’d be very, very different if I did it.”
What about a Bond villain?
“Er …” he hesitates. “I don’t know if I wanna to do that. That’s not my thing. I’d rather play the other guy.”
The rest of the article is well worth reading, going over his career and his recent shift to being in the comedy movie Spy.
"Feig wrote the part especially for Statham. He’s a big fan, it turns out. He’d seen all of Statham’s movies – “even the bad ones” – and he clearly recognised something that becomes apparent watching Spy: Statham has been a comedian all along. Many an absurd story would have been impossible to buy without Statham’s unwavering deadpan. Like the one where the hero can only survive by committing high-adrenaline acts such as having public sex and driving through shopping malls (Crank). Or keeps his artificial heart charged by attaching jump leads to his tongue and rubbing up against polyester-clad grannies (Crank 2). Or assassinates someone by ambushing them from the bottom of their swimming pool, then moves the corpse’s arms and legs from underneath to make it look like they’re still having a swim (The Mechanic)."
I thought this was a good point, action movies can have great comedy even if they don't have joke scenes. In Expendables 2 I laughed more at the motorcycle flying through the air to blow up a helicopter than at any of the one liners.
Viro (Rutger Hauer), a mysterious criminal mastermind, partners with a disenchanted woman in a nefarious plot to steal a massive cache of gold from her father, billionaire businessman Kirk Bronson (Steven Seagal). Unbeknownst to Viro and his soldiers of fortune, one of Bronson's guest is a highly trained foreign operative who, along with Bronson, fights to not only save the hostages and the gold, but his imperiled family.
Director: Giorgio Serafini
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Steven Seagal, Costas Mandylor, Vinnie Jones
Principal production: July 2015
And another upcoming project:
Russian Oscar-winning director Nikita Mikhalkov has announced plans for a U.S.-Russia co-production featuring Steven Seagal.
Mikhalkov was quoted by the Russian news agency TASS as saying that he recently discussed the specifics of the project with Seagal in Moscow.
"He brought a project, and we discussed collaboration," Miklhalkov said. "He wants to make it with our studio [TRITE]."
The director, who won an Oscar for best foreign-language film in 1995 for Burned by the Sun, said that the film is to be made as a co-production between Russia and the United States, with both countries having an equal share in the project. He wouldn't disclose the film's plot, only saying that Seagal's character is likely to be different from those the actor has been played so far.