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Gibson Talks FX for TERMINATOR SALVATION

A new blog update at the official Terminator website.

By Jarrod Sarafin     July 16, 2008
Source: Official Website


Concept art, drawn by Martin Laing, for TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE FUTURE BEGINS(2009).
© Warner Bros.
The first production update last month at the new official blog passed along concept art for Terminator Salvation. Now, the guys at Warner Bros. has updated the blog once again from Visual Effects guru Charles Gibson on bringing that concept art to life through the world of special effects. Here's what he had to say about the process.

"Prior to Terminator Salvation, I worked on all three Pirates movies. Those worlds and characters were from a different time and place and had to be completely fabricated. This film plays in an altered but plausible version of our world. We're primarily concerned with bringing the Terminator elements home, to make you believe this reality could be just around the corner. It's a very different sort of challenge.

McG's take is to weave science fiction and horror elements into a state-of-the-art action film: The camera always moves, the imagery is raw and kinetic, the pace is insane. The creative challenge for me will be to bury the effects into the photography but to still protect our big visual moments.

Before Terminator 2: Judgment Day, visual effects films were frequently driven by technology -- you worked with what you had. With The Abyss and especially with Terminator 2: Judgment Day, James Cameron showed us that concept rules: When the director has a compelling new vision, the technology will follow. Cameron opened that gate for other filmmakers who in turn have pushed the visual effects industry in new directions.

We've been waiting to see this world for years -- it's only been glimpsed and hinted at in the previous Terminator movies. We're able to revisit the elements that have been established, but we're going to be adding a whole lot more."


Terminator Salvation will hit theaters May 22, 2009.

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Dazzler 7/16/2008 4:50:29 AM
Pirates eh? Looks like this will be another heavy CGI movie with no story.
Wiseguy 7/16/2008 9:04:09 AM
Why yo say that I don't know because the special effects guys don't write the story. I'm really looking forward to this, this is the world I wanted to see ever since the first Terminator.
genretime 7/16/2008 10:07:53 AM
This trilogy has incredible potential. It sounds like they are taking an ALIENS approach to the new direction. Horror/Scifi with badass marine-type commandos. I'm in. Question on cameos... Should they cameo Arnie, and Summer from the Tv show?
genretime 7/16/2008 2:43:31 PM
Holy Snap! I just saw the teaser trailer over at Yahoo movies. The music was terrifying. Reminds me of a "classic post-appoc" like Road Warrior...
genretime 7/16/2008 2:51:33 PM
Holy Snap! I just saw the teaser trailer over at Yahoo movies. The music was terrifying. Reminds me of a "classic post-appoc" like Road Warrior...
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