Producer Moritz Borman on Terminator Salvation

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Producer Moritz Borman talked to Empire magazine (via The Sun) about Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins, to be directed by McG starting April 15 in Budapest for a summer 2009 release.

Borman says they are keeping the script “under very tight security” because “we have a huge twist at the end, which we’re being careful not to reveal. Like with the last ‘Terminator’ — we kept that under tight wraps so not even the crew got the last six or seven pages.

“I can tell you this much — this is the story everybody has been waiting for,” he added. “Namely, we’re in the future. The part of it where Arnold’s character has not yet been built but is on the drawing board.

“And in the next two episodes we’ll get to the point where time-travel is more in the foreground. It’s the war against the machines, the start of Skynet taking over the world.”

Borman hinted that Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger could be part of the two subsequent movies.

“It’s convenient that he hasn’t been built at this point of the story, as Arnold has more important things to do right now, but that doesn’t mean he might not re-appear later in the trilogy,” he said.

“He knows the material and is very supportive of what we’re doing. There might even be hints of his character in this one.”

Borman refused to confirm that Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) is playing John Connor. “Everyone is assuming there is a John Connor and a Terminator in the script. Connor is in there along with another figure, but who is that figure?”