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Digital Schwarzenegger Set For New 'Terminator'

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the he-said-he'd-be-back dept.

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Hugh Pickens writes "The Governator revealed this week that he may appear in the upcoming 'Terminator Salvation,' but when he said he didn't want to act, he left many fans scratching their heads. Turns out Schwarzenegger has been secretly working with helmer McG and the effects team to reprise his signature role ... without lifting a finger. 'I made it very clear that I don't have the time to do the movie,' says Schwarzenegger. 'I said that I would be willing to be in the movie if they get the technology together, and so they are working on that right now.' A body-cast mold of Schwarzenegger, created when he first appeared as the muscle-ripped cyborg, provided the basis for a digital-effects version of his famous character so the figure can appear in 'Terminator Salvation' as a living, breathing actor. Warner first screens the movie in early May, and opens it May 21. 'I think it's cool to continue on with the franchise ... in case I want to jump over again and get into the acting after I'm through here,' adds Schwarzenegger."

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Duh! (2, Insightful)

Z00L00K (682162) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691739)

Soon we no longer need actors and we just need digitized versions of them.

So we may see new movies with Bogart, Wayne, Hepburn, Garbo and many others.

Re:Duh! (2, Insightful)

Pingh (1130313) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691895)

Not to mention Farley...

Re:Duh! (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692135)

Not to mention Belushi...

Fixed that for you.

Re:Duh! (1)

cthulu_mt (1124113) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692291)

Not to mention W.C. Fields... Fixed that for you.

Re:Duh! (2, Funny)

The Ultimate Fartkno (756456) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692745)

Not to mention Fatty Arbuckle...

Fixed that for you.

Re:Duh! (4, Funny)

hoffmanbike (1206840) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692933)

Not to mention Keanu Reeves... Fixed that for you.

Re:Duh! (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692953)

Not to mentioned all the actors (*cough*) in Plan Nine From Outer Space [wikipedia.org] .

Fixed that for you.

Re:Duh! (1)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692979)

That was a cool thread and it all fit.

I wonder if that is an archetype and there are silent movie/vaudeville performers before Fatty who we have simply forgotten about?

Re:Duh! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27693171)

parent had it correct...

Re:Duh! (3, Interesting)

negRo_slim (636783) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691903)

Digitized versions still make real money. I wonder what Arnold stands to gain from his participation in the film? Even tho personally I feel his presence in the film will be far more distracting than anything else.

Re:Duh! (1)

fisticuffs (1537381) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691995)

May not work until they get the voice synthesis and the mannerisms right. They might as well start from scratch if they're going to develop digital "actors".

Additionally, digital actors have less of an impact (episodes IV, V, and VI vs. episodes I, II, and II for example).

Meatspace actors and stuntmen do take real risks on the set. They break real sweats in those chase scenes and they sustain bruises or worse when something goes wrong, even though it's all scripted. Don't forget about improvisation. It's a lot less exciting to know that what little existing element of real danger and urgency has been replaced by billions of triangles made with a keyboard and perhaps motion-capture sensors.

Re:Duh! (5, Insightful)

eln (21727) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692173)

May not work until they get the voice synthesis and the mannerisms right. They might as well start from scratch if they're going to develop digital "actors".

The character is an emotionless cyborg. There aren't a lot of mannerisms to get right, and voice inflection is minimal as well.

In this particular case, since he plays a robot, the only real way to keep him in the movies is through digital enhancement, unless they want to come up with a reason the unchanging cyborg turned into a wrinkly old man and why his giant muscles turned into sagging manboobs.

I worry that the new movie will be too CGI-heavy, but the Terminator series has done pretty well with the special effects so far, so I guess we'll just wait and see.

Re:Duh! (4, Insightful)

kungfugleek (1314949) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692539)

CGI-heavy is kind of relative. The more lameness in the storytelling (acting/script/direction) the easier it becomes to feel like a movie is too CGI-heavy.

Re:Duh! (5, Funny)

LeonN (1534989) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692553)

Mmmm, sagging manboobs

Re:Duh! (2, Interesting)

huckamania (533052) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692735)

Since the terminators are based upon real people, he could play an older spec ops type that Skynet captures and studies. Perhaps would make a good sequel/spin-off some day. The finale would have the digitized, younger, cyborg Ahnuld fighting the grizzled veteran real-life Arnold. Bale could cameo as John Conner and save the day, or if Ridley Scott is directing, get there in time to watch the old guy die and join his family in the wheat fields.

Re:Duh! (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692815)

In this particular case, since he plays a robot, the only real way to keep him in the movies is through digital enhancement, unless they want to come up with a reason the unchanging cyborg turned into a wrinkly old man and why his giant muscles turned into sagging manboobs.

Not necessarily. Recall that (at least in the movie) they say that the meat exterior of Schwarzeneggar's series of terminator is human flesh. One could argue that they would create a particular "series" by creating many identical copies of (from a particular DNA sequence). Though Arnold was destroyed in the movie T1, one of his "brothers" could be alive and in an older state at some future date.

Re:Duh! (2, Funny)

JoelisHere (992325) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693047)

Not necessarily. Total(ly) Recall that (at least in the movie) ...

Sorry couldn't help myself.

Re:Duh! (1)

fisticuffs (1537381) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692947)

I was referring to this

So we may see new movies with Bogart, Wayne, Hepburn, Garbo and many others.

portion of my parent's comment. Arnold is a bad example.

Re:Duh! (2, Insightful)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693017)

So is Spock.

It takes a good actor to pull of a supposedly "emotionless" character.

Pixar and Dreamworks have gotten pretty good at "improvisational" stuff for their animated actors tho.

Re:Duh! (1)

blincoln (592401) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693093)

There aren't a lot of mannerisms to get right, and voice inflection is minimal as well.

Voice synthesis technology is still nowhere near capable of convincingly simulating an actual human voice. It's a bit of a head-scratcher for me - especially the dead-end "sample a bunch of phonemes" approach that has been in vogue for the last couple of decades, instead of using a physical-modeling approach.

Re:Duh! (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692417)

"Additionally, digital actors have less of an impact (episodes IV, V, and VI vs. episodes I, II, and II for example). "

Ahhhhh... so it WAS a robotic reproduction of Natalie Portman in the new Star Wars movies?
Finally something explains that performance...

Re:Duh! (1)

CRCulver (715279) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691997)

Square Pictures was so proud of Aki Ross in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within that they suggested the same digital model could appear in other films. Once the film bombed, that idea was quickly forgotten.

Re:Duh! (1)

Megane (129182) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692137)

We still don't have the voice technology down yet. Participation by the governator's larynx is presumably still required.

But someday we will all have our own computer-generated Majel Barrett voice!

Re:Duh! (1)

neildiamond (610251) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692267)

Who cares. There are a ton of people who can do bad impressions of Arnold's bad acting.

Re:Duh! (2, Funny)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692867)

If someone can do this, he's hired:
http://eeuauaughhhuauaahh.ytmnd.com/ [ytmnd.com]
(No crap, I promise. But turn on the sound. :)

Re:Duh! (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692305)

Bogart was already Schwarzeneggerized in 1987...

Re:Duh! (2, Funny)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692313)

Soon we no longer need actors and we just need digitized versions of them.

Computers can't act. Until Dr. Soong comes along and perfects a 'positronic' brain, this still statement cannot be true. Even animators need reference.

Re:Duh! (4, Funny)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692823)

Hey, wouldn't Keanu Reeves have made the perfect Data... or Spock?
I mean, no visible emotions at all... Even Nimoy couldn't do that.

They would have had to skip that episode where he got a emotion chip though...

Re:Duh! (5, Interesting)

smooth wombat (796938) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692423)

So we may see new movies with Bogart, Wayne, Hepburn, Garbo and many others.

But never Paul Newman. He had this little bit in his will which said his executors should prevent any:

"virtual performance or reanimation of any performance by me by the use of any technique, technology or medium now in existence or which may be known or created in the future anywhere in the universe."

Re:Duh! (1)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693073)

And wouldn't that at most apply for 50 to 100 years after his death?

Then his works are in the public domain (even by today's ridiculous copyright standards) and folks can use them to create new works.

It might be a lot less-- look what happened to Leona Helmsly's will.

Re:Duh! (1)

rho (6063) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693105)

Paul Newman: a class act, and pretty smart, too.

I bet his obits were chockablock full of people calling him a "class act".

Ob: digital actors, can we resurrect William Powell and Myrna Loy first?

Re:Duh! (1)

moniker127 (1290002) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692619)

Well, actors aren't just pretty faces (well, in some cases). So it isn't exactly the same.

guv no longer has to appear in person (1)

bugi (8479) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692635)

Soon we will no longer need human governors.

No more need for blackmail or extortion or bribery to make sure the puppet politicians stay in line.

Re:Duh! (1)

spydabyte (1032538) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692929)

Ever see Benjamin Button? Sure they created a digital version of Brad Pitt for the entire first half [ted.com] as he aged backwards, but it's not like he wasn't involved in that process at all. S1M0NE [imdb.com] isn't exactly possible yet, they're still a human under those bits.

Oh the irony (5, Funny)

mir@ge (25727) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691741)

He did not act in the first one either!

Re:Oh the irony (1, Funny)

PalmKiller (174161) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691791)

LOL, I'd mod you up if I could.

Shwarzenrubber (4, Funny)

Wrexs0ul (515885) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691885)

Remember that the first terminators were made of rubber and could easily be identified as robots from close range. Arnie should totally reprise the role: old, wrinkly and saggy parts would make for an awesome first generation terminator.

-Matt

Re:Oh the irony (5, Funny)

SlipperHat (1185737) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692111)

No, he's just afraid of walking into Christian Bale's eyeline.

Even cooler is the voice actor (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27691783)

They tapped Henry Kissinger to do terminators voice.

Good news, but not great (2, Insightful)

pak9rabid (1011935) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691817)

It's better than not having him at all I suppose. A Terminator movie just wouldn't be the same without him...or at least something that looks like him. Are they going to be using his real voice at least?...Not that there was a ton of dialogue for the terminator role.

Re:Good news, but not great (1, Offtopic)

fiannaFailMan (702447) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692055)

It's better than not having him at all I suppose. A Terminator movie just wouldn't be the same without him...or at least something that looks like him. Are they going to be using his real voice at least?...Not that there was a ton of dialogue for the terminator role.

That's the only reason he's such a successful actor IMHO. He can't deliver lines with any authenticity; the droning monotone of an android is the only role he can play convincingly.

(This isn't off-topic, please read to the end before modding.) During the recall election campaign he wasn't even able to deliver a single convincing line about any policies he had. Every time he was asked to list all the things he was going to cut back spending on, he sat there and rattled off a list of things that needed MORE spending. He pummeled Gray Davis for daring to raise the motor vehicle registration fee, pretty much basing his campaign on that. What did he do in February of this year? Raise the vehicle registration fee. Looks like politics isn't as easy as you thought it would be, is it, Arnie?

The guy is a fraud no matter what profession he goes into whether it's acting or politics.

Re:Good news, but not great (5, Insightful)

Kokuyo (549451) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692161)

And how, exactly, did he fail to do what any other somewhat successful politician does? He avoided answering questions and did whatever the hell he wanted to do after he was elected.

So far, I'd say he does a pretty darn good job as a politician... just not as a leader of a state. But if we wanted leaders we wouldn't elect politicians in the first place, now would we?

Re:Good news, but not great (1)

pak9rabid (1011935) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692869)

But if we wanted leaders we wouldn't elect politicians in the first place, now would we?

And if we didn't elect people into office, there wouldn't be a market for politicians.

Re:Good news, but not great (5, Insightful)

evilviper (135110) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693119)

the droning monotone of an android is the only role he can play convincingly.

Arnold was rich and famous years before he acted in The Terminator.

Conan the Barbarian was a decidedly non-android role.

And after Terminator, he had many very successful human roles. "Predator", "The Running Man", "Commando", "True Lies", "Total Recall"... anyone?

Re:Good news, but not great (1)

thetoadwarrior (1268702) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693213)

Yeah because the terminator movies were totally known for their dialogue.

Running Man anyone? (5, Interesting)

Satanboy (253169) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691875)

Am I the only one that remembers the bad guys digitally changing the face of a guy who dies in the Running Man to be that of Arnold?

I find it interesting that we are now getting to the point where the future in sci fi films is becoming the reality. . .

Re:Running Man anyone? (1, Interesting)

ArhcAngel (247594) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692083)

Running Man? Try Logan's Run [wikipedia.org] . They used robots with Fricken Laser Beams to change peoples appearance.

Re:Running Man anyone? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692493)

As did The Six Million Dollar Man as did Mission Impossible, etc etc..

I think it all started that time Joseph put lambskin on his forearms to trick Jacob (who admittedly didn't see too well) into thinking he was Essau...

Re:Running Man anyone? (2, Funny)

Mendoksou (1480261) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692105)

YES! Now we need a sci-fi in which Humphry Bogart and his sidekick Charlie Chaplin to investigate an evil cartel of cyberninjas headed by Bruce Lee and Toshiro Mifune. In the end it truns out the mastermind was Cary Grant and his minion Peter Lorre. Epic!

Re:Running Man anyone? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692301)

I still want to see a movie done that actually reflects the book. The only thing that the book and the movie have in common are the same names of the characters and the name of the game. NOTHING else is the same.

The Running Man book predicted the prevalence of reality TV, unfortunately the reality of reality TV is no where as good as the reality in the book.

Re:Running Man anyone? (1)

Creepy Crawler (680178) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692427)

I'D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!

Re:Running Man anyone? (1)

m50d (797211) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692647)

The Running Man book predicted the prevalence of reality TV, unfortunately the reality of reality TV is no where as good as the reality in the book.

If you want an astonishingly prophetic look at the rise of reality TV, track down a copy of the BBC television play "The Year of the Sex Olympics". (Sadly, the colour version seems to have been lost, but it's still an excellent production).

Re:Running Man anyone? (1)

unitron (5733) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693215)

If you want an astonishingly prophetic look at where television programming was going to go, read Arthur C. Clarke's short story "I Remember Babylon", and just change the bad guys from Red China to corporations.

Re:Running Man anyone? (1)

johnsonav (1098915) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693217)

The Running Man book predicted the prevalence of reality TV [...]

It also predicted the use of a very effective method for the destruction of a skyscraper.

Re:Running Man anyone? (2, Interesting)

needs2bfree (1256494) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692325)

Anyone remember SIM0NE?

Re:Running Man anyone? (1)

TurboNed (1370389) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692807)

That was a great film.

Re:Running Man anyone? (1)

nametaken (610866) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693055)

Yeah, I was trying to forget it.

THANKS A LOT.

Re:Running Man anyone? (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692723)

Wait, don't the bad guys blow up the studio?

So, is there still time... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27691931)

...to get a digital Shatner in the new STAR TREK film?

For the love of god (0)

esocid (946821) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691961)

stop the CGI! I would prefer a puppet to a CGI model.

Before we know it there will be movies completely in...oh wait [imdb.com] . My original point still remains valid.

Re:For the love of god (1)

guruevi (827432) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692609)

Toy Story is not really realistic. It's just an enhanced cartoon. A better example would be Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4747223420939375550)

looker (1)

SolarStorm (991940) | more than 5 years ago | (#27691965)

Anyone remember a movie called Looker? was about actors not being needed any more and once they were digitally reproduced being killed. I wonder if that was what happened to arnie?

Re:looker (1)

rts008 (812749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692401)

Yeah, Susan Dey nekkid!
That's all I remember about it though...

!Governator (1)

esocid (946821) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692023)

I like the Gubernator better.

Why? (4, Funny)

whimmel (189969) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692031)

Why was a body-cast taken in the first place? Did the producers send someone back in time to get the mold so it would be available for 'Salvation'?

Re:Why? (3, Interesting)

Ben Newman (53813) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692359)

Have you even seen the original in all its pre-CGI glory? There's that ultra realistic rubber Arnold head featured prominently in one scene that would have at least required a full torso mold of him. They might have made a full body cast at the same time just to have it available for other effects shots they had in mind. Total Recall would have needed one too. Hell, there are probably several full body casts of Arnold from various points in his career floating around because of all the special effect heavy movies he was in.

Re:Why? (4, Funny)

Hurricane78 (562437) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692773)

And somebody probably got a ultra-realistic blow-up doll of him at home. ^^

Do they have to pay him? (4, Interesting)

GPLDAN (732269) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692047)

This probably makes the Actor's Guild shit themselves. Technically, they may have an intellectual property clause wide enough to drive a Freightliner full of liquid nitrogen through. They could digitize him, and as long as he didn't have a speaking part, they could even have an action sequence with him fighting Bale/Connor and all of that, and say "hey, it's all covered under the same contract that lets us use your likeness for Terminator toys, etc. We don't owe you anything."

That, of course, would probably put a halt to actors willing to be greenscreened and bodysuited, and do voiceover for tie-in games like Jackman and Wolverine.

Re:Do they have to pay him? (5, Interesting)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692473)

They could digitize him, and as long as he didn't have a speaking part, they could even have an action sequence with him fighting Bale/Connor and all of that, and say "hey, it's all covered under the same contract that lets us use your likeness for Terminator toys, etc. We don't owe you anything."

That strikes me as incredibly unlikely. There's no way he'd sign a generic 'use my likeness for everything' contract. Everything's isolated on a per-movie basis, even the merchandising, down to the point that the production companies are often created just for that particular movie to make all those arragements. Let me give you an idea: Crispin Glover sued, and won, because footage of him in Back to the Future was used in Back to the Future II without his permission. Even if the contract is open ended, there's still an understanding that movies, even in a series (which Terminator Salvation barely qualifies for), are individual entities.

Re:Do they have to pay him? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692863)

They could digitize him, and say "hey, it's all covered under the same contract. We don't owe you anything."

That strikes me as incredibly unlikely. There's no way he'd sign a generic 'use my likeness for everything' contract. Everything's isolated on a per-movie basis, even the merchandising, down to the point that the production companies are often created just for that particular movie to make all those arragements.

Yeah, its not like there are a million other people in LA who'd sign their souls away to be on the radio... tv...movies... Hell, if you have a nice camera and a studio, you can get women (the dumber, tawdry kind anyway) to do a screen test for porn for free, just for the chance at exposure...

Not like those contracts would become standard and then comeback to haunt someone 20 years later...

Re:Do they have to pay him? (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692961)

Yeah, its not like there are a million other people in LA who'd sign their souls away to be on the radio... tv...movies... Not like those contracts would become standard and then comeback to haunt someone 20 years later...

You're right, those contracts wouldn't become standard. What do you think the Actor's Guild is around for?

Re:Do they have to pay him? (4, Informative)

BarryJacobsen (526926) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692937)

Quick clarification, Universal Studios settled with Crispin the day before it was to go to trial - supposedly because they didn't want to reveal their accounting practices. It hasn't been an issue since as "the Screen Actors Guild later rewrote their rules regarding the derivative use of actors' works in films or TV series, setting terms under which to require the studios and networks to give payment and credit to the actors." Citation: http://www.answers.com/topic/back-to-the-future-part-ii#Replacement_of_Crispin_Glover [answers.com]

Re:Do they have to pay him? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692475)

You're probably underestimating the Screen Actor's Guild. They'll get the rights for digital like-ness sorted out by the time it becomes an issue. Take a look at Back to the Future II [wikipedia.org] , for example. Imitating actors the old fashioned way: with different actors.

Now of course, the studios will still find any excuse they can to avoid paying, but it'll probably be in violation of contract.

Re:Do they have to pay him? (1)

PitaBred (632671) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692879)

What about the Film Actors Guild [wikipedia.org] ? They seem like the kind of people who can get shit done.

Re:Do they have to pay him? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27693203)

I believe Silent Bob cleared this all up nicely when discussing likeness rights with Banky Edwards.

Why is (0, Flamebait)

koan (80826) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692079)

Why is Arnold calling he does acting?

I'll be back! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692095)

Right after they figure out how to create my digital clone....

Let it go (2, Funny)

Weaselmancer (533834) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692159)

You know, when your main actors are getting so old they have to be digitally reproduced - that might just maybe possibly be a sign that you should let it drop already.

Re:Let it go (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692447)

You mean like they did in Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Why develop new content and actor/actresses when Hollywood has the best recycling program around.

Mij

I don't know about you (1)

Weaselmancer (533834) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692535)

...but I think the world would probably be a better place without that particular movie. Don't you?

See "Nuking the Fridge" for details.

Link [newsweek.com]

Link [urbandictionary.com]

It's aliiive! (5, Funny)

PMuse (320639) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692183)

... so the figure can appear in "Terminator Salvation" as a living, breathing actor.

To recap, we will have a CGI farm pretending to be an actor pretending to be a robot pretending to be a man.

Imagine if we could get a Beowulf cluster of these things.

Re:It's aliiive! (1)

rts008 (812749) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692505)

To recap, we will have a CGI farm pretending to be an actor pretending to be a robot pretending to be a man.

Yes, sometimes even Hollywood writers can't outdo the weirdness of reality.

Re:It's aliiive! (5, Funny)

Binestar (28861) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692527)

Imagine if we could get a Beowulf cluster of these things.

Judgement day?

it would be a nice meta-commentary (3, Insightful)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693127)

if a real life skynet evolved out of the computing power needed to make the next terminator movie realistic ;-)

Re:It's aliiive! (1)

ZOmegaZ (687142) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693187)

I know! We'll call it Skynet!

fir5t 4ost! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692217)

And for payment... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692281)

They'll give the digital Arnold a flight sim.

dear god, not another child fantasy bent over (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692465)

I've said it before and I'll say it again, quit raping my childhood!
Kirk is now a fat old has been doing priceline commercials and a spoiled emo brat. (Talk about talent!)
Darth Vader is a pussy whinny mama's boy.
Indiana Jones is an old wannabe who is married and has a kid.
Superman has a kid.
James Bond gets played and used by a women and Q is dead.
And the terminator is now a cgi sprit.
Dear lord what is the world coming to?

I understand the need to create sequels but this need to add to a series who's last installment was greater then 10 years ago needs to stop. Come up with some new ideas or at least rename them more then just slapping a increment onto the title.

How long (1)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692479)

Until we don't even need the flesh to model after, and have 100% digital entities as actors?

Ya, i know there was a movie about that, but how long until its actually going to happen? I think we could just about do it now, technically.

Re:How long (3, Funny)

Paralizer (792155) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692709)

All My Circuits: The Movie
  • Directed by Directing Unit 4
  • Written by Writing Unit 5 and Writing Unit 12
  • Based on Original Characters by Original Character Unit 17

Re:How long (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27693159)

Y'mean cartoons? ...

Tag (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692513)

Why is this tagged "diealready"?
Insensitive assholes!

Well, obviously! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27692565)

"A body-cast mold of Schwarzenegger, created when he first appeared as the muscle-ripped cyborg, provided the basis for a digital-effects version of his famous character"

I mean, where do you think Skynet got the data for an appropriate human body? It just used the data that was already conveniently available from the combined MPAA/military database of the future. That's why all the terminators "coincidentally" look like actors.

Come with me if you want to live (1)

stevedmc (1065590) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692731)

Need I say more?

Hitler lover (0, Flamebait)

Tgeigs (1497313) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692777)

Does the body cast also "admire Hitler"? Otherwise, I would have to say its authenticity is in question...

Oblig Futurama (2, Funny)

tick_and_bash (1256006) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692781)

Lucy Liu Bots anyone?

Why Schwarzenegger? (2, Insightful)

RManning (544016) | more than 5 years ago | (#27692825)

All that technology and they do Arnold? Why aren't they putting digital Jessica Biel in more movies?

Diamond Age (1)

KTheorem (999253) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693079)

This is just one step closer to ractors and mouse armies.

Doesn't Have Time? (4, Interesting)

fm6 (162816) | more than 5 years ago | (#27693097)

I suspect this is less about Arnold not being able to find the time than about the changes in his appearance. He's 25 years older, he's had heart-valve-replacement surgery, and although he's still physically active, he doesn't have the muscle-bound physique of his Pumping Iron days. A CGI Arnold will be a lot more convincing than the real thing!

A standard problem when you have people playing "android" robots. Actors age. (So do machines, but not the same way.) I think the main reason they killed off Data in the last Star Trek movie was the difficulty explaining away Brent Spinner's signs of age. So they set up a new character who's supposedly a sort of continuation of Data, all ready to to play the role in the next sequel — which, I dearly hope, never gets made.

BTW, every time our Governor is on the news, I keep expecting him to turn to the camera and say, "Ai ahm ah macheen!"

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