Last July, it was reported that leading star Christian Bale went nuclear on the set of Terminator Salvation while filming a scene at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. The cause behind the set rant from Bale was attributed at the time to Shane Hurlbut, director of cinematography, for screwing up a scene in which Bale, co-star Bryce Dallas Howard and director McG were trying to shoot.
It was said at the time that Bale was "extremely tired and having a bad day."
Well, the audio rant itself has been leaked online and judging from the recording, it seems obvious that Bale will never work with Shane again. From the below R-rated audio file, you can clearly hear that the actor was indeed having a bad day. A bad week is likely more accurate. At the time that this set explosion took place, Bale was in the headlines for getting charged for an incident with his family in the U.K. Those charges were later dropped. It should also be noted that this happened the same week that The Dark Knight was hitting theaters.
Warning: The following audio explosion is not safe for work environments.
To listen to the rant, click here.
The upcoming next installment of the franchise stars Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood and Common. Director McG led the production, based on a screenplay by Michael Ferris, John Brancato, Paul Haggis, Jonathan Nolan, Shaun Ryan and Anthony Zuiker.
Plot Summary: In the highly anticipated new installment of "The Terminator" film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet's operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.
Terminator Salvation will hit theaters May 22, 2009.
Updated: Bale has apologized for what went down last summer. You can check it out here.