The Terminator Salvation trailer is currently running ahead of all prints of The Dark Knight and has been met with mostly positive feedback, even in our own Forums.
Now that the first visuals from the film are in the wild, director McG has updated his blog in anticipation of Comic-Con where he promises to “share his film with the passionate.”
McG also reiterates that Terminator Salvation is inspired by the original three Terminator films but is designed as a new beginning for the franchise. To achieve this new look he’s using a special filming technique:
“From a technical perspective, we have set out to achieve a completely new visual style that hasn’t been seen before. We’re shooting the film on color stock but are using a method inspired by the Oz process which was developed at Technicolor by Mike Zacharia and Bob Olson. Basically we are adding three times as much silver. It creates a surreal texture that is in keeping with the notion of the entire picture – feeling detached from the world we know today.”
What McG will have the hardest time living up to is his promise that story comes first with effects and spectacle playing supporting roles. In his words, he wants to create a film with the “nuance and subtext of a high quality independent picture.” He goes on to state he and Christian Bale work on the story every day and night as if the script is in constant flux.
We’ll let McG’s own prophetic words spoken directly at Terminator fans close out this update.
“The richness of the story is really coming out now. It’s a Prometheus tale really, how creating life creates real responsibility – and if left unchecked, can be our undoing.
The entire crew takes the making of this film very seriously. I made a point of hiring key personnel that are passionate about getting this right. Everyone is well versed in the mythology.”