Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins director McG has kicked-off a production blog on the official website for the film with this message and a first look at preliminary concept art for post-judgment day Los Angeles:
Weve officially started principal photography on Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. Like you guys, Ive been a long-time fan of the series and I understand your passion for the Terminator movies — and its my full intention to deliver a film that lives up to the previous three installments. Ive spent time with James Cameron, spoken to Arnold Schwarzenegger, gone over the story with Jonah Nolan, and enlisted Stan Winston.
Everything were shooting is designed to be tactile and real, youll be seeing a whole set of inspired designs youve never seen before, and best of all youll finally get to see some of the post-judgment day future that was only hinted at in the previous movies.
John Connor will be pushed to the brink. And for me, Christian Bale embodies Connors strength and tenacity perfectly. And after visiting Sam Worthington on the set of Avatar, I know hes perfect for his role.
As you know, Anton Yelchin is playing Kyle Reese, and his prep has been unbelievable. The guy’s been watching all three Terminators incessantly and hes definitely going to capture the essence of the character Michael Biehn created in Camerons first film.
We started principal photography with a sequence at Griffith Observatory. I’ve already seen a cut of it — Anton and Sam are excellent. Ill have more on that soon, and cant wait to share some of what were doing with you all. Stay tuned for more.