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McG Prepping TERMINATOR 5

Despite criticism, McG's eagerly awaiting Terminator 5.

By Jarrod Sarafin     August 07, 2009
Source: Christina Radish, IESB


McG, director of Warner Bros' TERMINATOR SALVATION(2009).
© Warner Bros

For the past two years, Warner Bros. Pictures and director McG have been living under the planned guidelines that this summer's Terminator Salvation was the first of a new trilogy based on the best-selling property. And apparently that continues to be the game plan for the director despite some heavy criticism leveled his direction after the latest installment pulled in average box office numbers ($341.3 million worldwide off a $200 mil budget).

While at this week's TCA event promoting the new "Human Target" series, Christina Radish at IESB.net sat down with McG to discuss his immediate future. It seems that he continues looking forward to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and a fifth Terminator film for Warner Bros. When asked about possibly taking some time off here's what he says..

IESB: Do you want to take time off between Terminator films?

McG: It's interesting. Obviously, Michael Bay had tremendous success following Transformers, in a very short window. Sometimes people like to take time off, but I'm excited about the next installation of the story, in the Terminator idea.

So, for me, it's terribly exciting to get back out there and show a different face of that idea, and perhaps get out of the apocalyptic world and into a contemporary world. I think the audience is going to be very excited about our way in. I haven't talked to anybody about that yet. You're the first one.

To read the full story along with his thoughts on some of that fan backlash, click here.

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