Originally Posted by dvdmike007
Fair play, Justin Lin is this generation's John McTiernan
If you like movies for ADD sufferers.
I'd rather have Cameron as director and a good screenwriter (Cameron could supervise or consult on the script, but his writing, ala Titanic and Avatar, has been clunky and too derivative).
Mostow directed T3 and that was complete sh$t, just like T4 with Mc "Charlie's Angel's" G's laughably simplistic attempt.
A lot of Terminator fans are screaming at the top of their lungs to make T5 the real
T3 and make it as if those two turkeys never happened. It can be done... just don't wait until Schwarzenegger and Hamilton and Biehn are using walkers.
Shoot the darn thing with a great cinematographer like John Toll or Roger Deakins. For one, they don't do 3D... thank God. I'd say shoot it in Panavision 65mm and convert it to IMAX 70mm for special screenings and downconvert for the other theatrical formats. 7.1 audio. Strip the story down to the basics again (great suspense and drama and character development using only a handful of main characters) with minimal digital special effects (practical effects and stunt work instead).
Two casting choices I'd go for right off the bat are these:Joseph Gordon-Levitt
as John Conner, age 30. Watch The Lookout
as one great example of his dramatic range and he actually looks similar to a grown up 10-year-old Eddie Furlong from T2.Summer Glau
as one of the main Terminators, not necessarily Cameron again. Though, I would make her the love interest to shake things up and create an instant built in conflict... John Connor is in love with an advanced... Terminator
?? It would certainly be a leap forward from his friendship with a T-800 in T2.
And it follows in the footsteps of the powerful James Cameron "love, friendship, and a modicum of moral values -- "good" Terminators can still kick the snot out of someone without killing them -- can perhaps save humanity from our deadly mistakes" motif set forth in the Terminator franchise.