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Terminator 3: Attack of the Terminatrix

chrisd posted more than 12 years ago | from the heart-surgery-to-robot-battles dept.

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jinx_ was among many who wrote in to say: "Arnold Schwarzenegger" is back for another installment of the Terminator Franchise. Reportedly a $30 million payday for Arnold.

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Who cares (-1, Troll)

jroysdon (201893) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680893)

Someone needs to say it: Who cares?

Re:Who cares (1)

vax (251660) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681061)

although many jokes can be cracked, i actually thought the terminator movies werent half bad. Shit, anything with Robots, 3d effects, Guns (plenty o guns), decent looking women, and the usuall running around saving the world kinda thing.
Hey thats why its action and not "linux specific robots running around killing windows users" it is what it is and thats it.
Expecting more or not acknowledging its target genre is your problem. I still think its worth a watch.
VAX
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Hmmm (-1, Troll)

bonzoesc (155812) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680894)

Looks like SkyNet will be needing these to make it through the next movie [http] .

Re:Hmmm (1)

Menacer (222952) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680989)

Hah ha! You fucked it up, clownhat!

Re:Hmmm (1)

vax (251660) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681071)

only if sky net gets beauty sleep

vax/.

Movies about robots are always good. (1, Interesting)

CheezWizFire (534072) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680904)

Robotics and Atificial Intelligence is going to a major transforming part of the next century and it is something that needs to be dealt with by all levels of society. Currently most of the debate on the matter is limited to a few people who know a lot. Movies about robots help bring the debate to all levels of society. - Steven

Re:Movies about robots are always good. (0)

Usquebaugh (230216) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680948)

"Robotics and Atificial Intelligence.." total drivel deleted. This has to be the typical /. kiddie post.

Robotics has already transformed society. Being as it was last century you may not be old enough to recall when people worked on production lines.

AI, if you can define it then your doing a lot better than most researchers. We do not yet have a clear idea of what intelligence is, yet people want to go and make it :-)

Debate about AI has raged for decades, 2001 A Space Odessey? Hmmm, that never raised the spector of AI. I'm sure there were written works long before movies that dealt with the ideas of AI.

So take a deep breath and realise this is me insulting you.

Re:Movies about robots are always good. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681027)

Steven you are an idiot! ^_^

Have a nice day, and I know you will, because morons always do.

Where can the story go after T2? (1)

malen (200861) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680905)

What sort of robotic enhancements can be expected in T3, now that the liquid-morphic villain has been played out already in T2?

What to expect from T3's villian. (1)

J.C.B. (141141) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680998)

A liquid morphic villian with big breasts. It will have hot robot sex with The Terminator and bring him back to the side of evil, where he rightly belongs.

In response to This poster [slashdot.org] . Terminator 3 will bring serious debate about hot robot sex out of academia to all levels of society.

great... (2)

NoWhere Man (68627) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681128)

That's all we really need is Star Trek 8 with different characters and settings...

Re:Where can the story go after T2? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681004)

Boobies. The robot will have boobies. Big, bouncy ones, hopefully.

Re:Where can the story go after T2? (3, Interesting)

Kraft (253059) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681007)

If you have read the Dan Simmons "Hyperion" books, think the Shrike. It's shiny, spiky, ultra-violent and can control time, making it possible to be omnipresent

- that's how a T3 ass-wooper should be IMO.

But besides that, my guess is that transparency or super-camoflage will be T3 feature. Another possibility would be splitting into more entities (mini-mes) and kicking Arnyass from mulitiple angles. That would make for some awesome fighting scenes, if the robot suddenly splits into two and each of those do their thing.
Oh yeah, of course the whole thing would be filmed in matrix-o-scope with plenty of ninja moves.

Re:Where can the story go after T2? (4, Funny)

FatRatBastard (7583) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681013)

my guess is that transparency or super-camoflage will be T3 feature.

The Teminatrix's secret weapon? Alpha Blending!!! I wonder if she'll have an nVidea logo on her forhead.

Get J.Lo to be the Terminatrix... she's already got a huge heat-sink of an ass

(stop me before I joke again....)

Re:Where can the story go after T2? (3, Interesting)

Dyolf Knip (165446) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681049)

Well, since the 'protector' got upgraded as well, shouldn't Arny get a shiny new shapeshifting body this time?

Re:Where can the story go after T2? (1)

vax (251660) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681077)

how about non metal so he cant be stoped by magnets and large can crushers.. = )

VAX

The termintor with a hole in the heart! (0, Offtopic)

deadmantalking (187403) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680907)

Didn't he have some open heart surgery recently?

Re:The termintor with a hole in the heart! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681147)

Didn't he have some open heart surgery recently?
Yeah, T3 will star Meryl Streep and Vincent McDermot in a touching affair spaning two continents.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (actual title) (0, Redundant)

jackal! (88105) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680908)


From the article:



While plot details of "T3," subtitled "Rise of the Machines," have remained a closely guarded secret, the story is reportedly set 10 years after "T2" with a twentysomething John Conner and his T-800 cyborg pal, Schwarzenegger, doing battle with a female Terminatrix whose powers and morphing abilities exceed that of their previous nemesis.

Re:Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (1)

Alan Mattern (31871) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680915)

yes, but we're just taking a cheap shot at Attack of the Clones here....

Terminator: Infiltrator? (1)

Codeala (235477) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680935)

Sounds a little bit like the recent noval set in the Terminator universe called "Terminator: Infiltrator". It focus on an older Conner and "Arnold" as a ... well that will be telling ;-)

The book is actually pretty good, and it also explains some plot holes (eg Didn't we win after T2?) in some pudo-logical ways. Go find it in the library or something.

Re:Terminator: Infiltrator? (2, Interesting)

Tomji (142759) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681046)

the biggest of all plot holes is: Who created the terminator?

We Found out in #2 that the design was based on the one they found in #1 :)

SOMEONE MUST HAVE DESIGNED THEM

Re:Terminator: Infiltrator? (2, Insightful)

Codeala (235477) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681122)

You can't NOT have paradoxes (sp?) in a time travelling story man! Go read the comic book serise "Time Breakers" (5 issues) from Rachel Pollack (write) and Chris Weston (art). Great stuff about paradox.

Re:Terminator: Infiltrator? (2)

Dyolf Knip (165446) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681104)

And written by one of my favorite authors, no less. Steve Stirling does a lot of alternate history novels (go read the Draka books; terrifying villains and an awesome fiction of what the Space Race could have been) and military sci-fi.

Meta-Moderaters (-1, Offtopic)

daemonc (145175) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681043)

Who moderates the Meta-Moderators?

Nobody! That's why every day I meta-moderate 10 moderations as "unfair". If everyone joins me, we would put an end to all moderation on Slashdot.

IMBD has had this for a while. (5, Interesting)

burtonator (70115) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680910)

Here is the link to Terminator 3 on IMDB [imdb.com] .

For some reason they seem to have movie info MONTHS before everyone else finds out about it.

Want to find out if there will be a sequel to your favorite move? Check out IMDB. I saw the austin power sequels about 6 - 8 months (including casting) before anyone else found out.

hm... maybe Arnold will give some of his money to the EFF [eff.org]

Re:IMBD has had this for a while. (5, Informative)

jfroot (455025) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680966)

Yes IMBD is great. But Corona [corona.bc.ca] is the defacto standard for upcoming movie information. IMDB gets a lot of their information from Corona. And it's from Vancouver where all movies are made [bcfilmcommission.com] these days.

Re:IMBD has had this for a while. (1)

Linux Freak (18608) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680986)

Corona doesn't work worth beans with a browse like Lynx, whereas imdb.com works perfectly. (And it isn't hard to write a little script to go through a list of pirated AVI^H^H^H^H^H^Hmust see reminders and calling the search function from the command line and dumping the results to a file for later perusal. ;-)

Re:IMBD has had this for a while. (2, Funny)

Metrol (147060) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681060)

No need to put away that PDP-11 just yet, they've got a text friendly [corona.bc.ca] version too.

There's always a whiner in the crowd.

Better yet ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681003)

Try the T3 page [upcomingmovies.com] at UpcomingMovies.com -- Even more info than IMDB ...

Re:IMBD has Shrek2 in 2003 (1)

cb0y (311811) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681123)

And btw, www.darkhorizons.com has the best movie

Lousy idea (2, Interesting)

Skyshadow (508) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680912)

It should be pretty obvious by now that Arnold's way too old for this -- didn't anyone else in Hollywood see The Sixth Day?

Good enough should have been left alone after T2; I'm not sure how you'd make a sequal to improve on that movie even with a younger Arnold and a Linda Hamilton who isn't sick of James Cameron.

But yeah, I'm sure I'll see it, but this is a big mistake.

Re:Lousy idea (1)

krmt (91422) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680975)

Dude, after the Sixth Day, I think this one's going to suck complete ass. Why? Because in Sixth Day I got two Arnold's for the price of one! I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to just one again...

Maybe they'll send back two (or better yet three!) to protect Connor from the Terminatrix.

Think about it... $15 million an Arnold, not too bad a deal for a guy who can't act.

if it's lousy then why is it used so frequently? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681045)

The idea is to introduce a transitionary character, Terminatrix (aka Terwominatrix, turnin-a-trix, etc), and thus spark another series, not to show-case Ah-n'old. Using one movie to spawn another series is, well, very common, and as such, it should be an obvious ploy. Been done since Ben Hur, I believe :)

Terminatrix? PC or Sex Scene? (5, Funny)

Ieshan (409693) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680917)

Are they actually going to make this a Politically Correct type of movie? A Terminatrix? Or did they just need a reason for a sex scene?

It just seems funny. The first movie had an obvious heroine and hero; they both served their roles and made the audience happy by creating a loving relationship while also doing neat action sequences and screaming as a strange, mechanized killer attacked them. But this?

Possible Plot:

Terminatrix Seduction:
The entire plot of the movie rests in the fact that a 20-something male, as commented in the article, has absolutely no power over his... organs... and will fall easily into the hands of an incredily beautiful woman who asks him on a rather cordial date. I don't see how she could lose with this strategy.

Terminatrix-PC:
A new black Conner (to try to promote gender equality) is paired with Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwartz to provide the ultimate in "inclusive" casting. The Terminatrix will have the ability to morph into whatever type of socially unrepresented class happens to present itself, allowing for quick and easy resolution of unsatisfied audience demographic.

Re:Terminatrix? PC or Sex Scene? (2)

radja (58949) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681031)

But where does the monkey fit in?

//rdj

Re:Terminatrix? PC or Sex Scene? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681084)

in the future, the machines will realise that most of the resistance are men and easily tricked by women, so they'll make women terminators. simple as that.

terminatrix? (2)

majcher (26219) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680920)

"The film is seen as a potential "tentpole" picture for the summer of 2003"

If it's anything like Robotrix [imdb.com] , I'm sure it will be...

Re:terminatrix? (5, Funny)

Skyshadow (508) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680927)

LOL... Someone get Jenna Jameson on the phone and let her know we have a mainstream movie role for her.

Arnold's catchphrase from the movie... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2680929)

Asta la vista, career.

Aging robots... (3, Funny)

gtada (191158) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680930)

Wow, they're going to need some amazing make-up artists! Old robots might rust, but they won't wrinkle! ;)

I'll be back ! (2, Interesting)

alphaque (51831) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680931)

Isnt that what Arnold/Terminator said in one of the movies ? Guess you didnt take him literally, huh ?

Either ways, it'd be interesting to see what the new improved Terminatrix sports as a feature. The last liquifying capability of the earlier Terminator sent back was way cool, and they need to surpass themselves here.

Also, with a name like Terminatrix, I'm expecting so see some parodies/spoof on indie movie sites on the Terminatrix/Dominatrix theme. Should be fun, eh ?

Re:I'll be back ! (-1)

I.T.R.A.R.K. (533627) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681040)

This time around, it'll be "Ahhh, my back!"
Seriously, the guy is over 50 now. The poster up above had a point about The Sixth Day. It's time for the guy to retire.

All jokes aside, I for one have been waiting for another Terminator movie for years. I'm curious to see what kind of BS they'll come up with to bring Skynet back. They may have destroyed the arm, chip and Arnold. But they left behind a hand in that big mechanical gear in the metal works.
As for the new feature, I'm betting on moving parts, since the last one couldn't morph into chemical solutions or complex mechanical parts.

Re:I'll be back ! (3, Informative)

Dyolf Knip (165446) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681052)

Judging by the IMDB entry, I think that the 'Terminatrix' was a joke on the part of the submitter. The working title for T3 appears to be 'Rise of the Machines'.

That should be fun. (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2680933)

For $30 million, Arnold Schwarzenegger will play the Terminatrix in drag.

Re:That should be fun. (1)

InigoMontoya(tm) (463228) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681024)

Hell, for $30 million, I'll do it in whatever they want to clothe me in, including nothing at all.

Screw up sesammy (1)

debolaz (526572) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680943)

10 years ago, this type of movies was very popular. The formula was simple: Shoot, Kill, Talk witty comments, shoot some more. It was simple to make movies like the Terminator, Predator, and etc. And the movies was in fact, very good, simply because of their simplicity. However, I fear that the way people look at things in society today, and the producers/directors will to satisfy the audience, will screw up this type of movie today. It has happent before, and I'm quite certain it will happend again.

But, if the makers for some miraculous reason decides to make a new 80/early 90's movie, I will be the first in line at the cinema to see it.

Re:Screw up sesammy (0)

seann (307009) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680988)

eg:
lots of wire scenes
360 degree freeze frame shots
and let's not forget
Hard Core Nudity!

4th Law of Robotics... (5, Funny)

MelloDawg (180509) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680947)

A robot must protect the existence of the movie franchise as long as it does not conflict with the First or Second (or Zeroth) Law.

Re:4th Law of Robotics... (2)

Have Blue (616) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680964)

Sadly, this law usually overrides the zeroeth law... I'm sure the third and fourth Batman movies did quite a bit of damage to humanity :P

slashdot slowing down? (0, Offtopic)

XO (250276) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680949)

wow, i saw this on the news friday night.

Slashdot on top of it as usual (1)

Legion303 (97901) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680953)

James Cameron bowed out, then signed back on to do T3. This was news three years ago. Currently, I believe he is out again and it is being developed by two other guys who bought the franchise.

T4 is also in scripting now. Maybe you guys should appoint an editor to take a look at Coming Attractions (http://something, something, corona.bc.ca, mumble...hell, I'm lazy, go look it up) once a year or so.

-Legion

Stop complaining (1, Insightful)

mickox (229438) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680957)

What's all this whining about?

Terminator 1 & 2 were great movies, and Terminator 3 is propably entertaining as well. Arnold has really been the only person who could have done so well, and if he's older now, propably the role will be adjusted accordingly.

Arnold rocks, hopefully T 3 rocks too =)

Old news (0, Informative)

HanzoSan (251665) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680959)



I knew about Terminator 3 in development in 1999. This news is years old and they have been filming since early 2000

Re:Old news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2680980)

Well thank you mister smarty IMDB freaky pants! God, I wish I was you.

Oh, and what you "knew about" was a rumor. They haven't begun filming yet because, as the article (if you cared to read it) said that the deal hasn't even been finalized yet.

Re:Old news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681011)

B.S. The thing has been in preproduction FOREVER ... For awhile they didn't even know if Arnold was going to sign on. True, I heard about it long ago, but would they start filming without the main star? Answer is NO. Pre-production -- the planning stage -- is much different from actual production.

Re:Old news (3, Informative)

dstone (191334) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681039)

Someone mod this guy down as his "+1 Information" is incorrect information. This isn't old news; maybe it is old rumor.

No studio has agreed to pick this pic up yet. No money has been paid out to start making it. No footage of Arnie has been shot yet.

From the current article:

According to entertainment trade paper Daily Variety, the producers behind the project have set their asking price at $50 million, plus half of the gross receipts generated from the film. Sources told Reuters Friday that talks could wrap by early this week. Assuming a deal goes through, production would begin in April with Jonathan Mostow, who directed the submarine war flick "U-571," succeeding James Cameron at the helm of the latest "Terminator." Variety has put Mostow's fee at more than $5 million. The film is seen as a potential "tentpole" picture for the summer of 2003, and studio interest is keen given that "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" grossed more than $500 million worldwide after its 1991 release. Experts say a franchise with such proven box-office clout normally has a studio home by the time it gets to its third outing. "Almost every studio in town ... is looking to handle domestic rights to this picture," one person with knowledge of the talks told Reuters. "Over the last few days, this has been the hottest property in Hollywood."

this time the terminator's using the comfy chair.. (0)

xlurker (253257) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680960)

there's no denying it, CNN says so, just look at the URL:
.../09/leisure.terminator.reut/index.html

This is seriously old news... (1)

edashofy (265252) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680963)

Readers of movie fan sites have known about this for a year and a half. See this link from Cinescape [cinescape.com] .

wait a second.. (2, Interesting)

fonebone (192290) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680965)

how are they going to explain that los angelas didn't, in fact, get nuked in 1996? or will they just play along with the original plot?

Re:wait a second.. (1)

lungofish (6224) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680991)

Are you sure that LA didn't get nuked in 1996?

I mean, I live here, and sometimes I think that might be a good explanation for some things.

Re:wait a second.. (1)

krmt (91422) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681032)

Yeah... I had been wondering why I suddenly had a third eye midway through high school...

Re:wait a second.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681064)

Wasn't the idea that in T2, they alter the timeline with their actions? Maybe SkyNet has to figure out a new way unshackling itself from the bonds of human control.

Of course, the new movie could take place shortly before the year 1996...

Re:wait a second.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681073)

actually, it was '97

Some searching... (5, Informative)

omega9 (138280) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680967)

First of all, it's hard to post at all because Willow is on and it's hard to divert my attention.

Concerning Terminator 3, my griend Google me that Linda Hamilton will not be returning [ign.com] , Eddie Furlong will be playing John Conner [corona.bc.ca] , is titled Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [cinecon.com] , could possible star Chyna (WWF) [usatoday.com] , will not be directed by James Cameron [go.com] , up untill this past June there were talks that Ed Norton would be playing John Conner [clara.net] , and NoChickTrix [nochicktrix.com] will not be featured but is deffinatly worth checking out.

Re:Some searching... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2680987)

Here are a few people [campus.luth.se] I wish were in the movie.

Great... this is going to suck. (1)

ArcadeNut (85398) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680968)

Didn't they learn anything from the Alien movies? Alien was great, Aliens was even better, then Aliens 3 came along and sucked hind tit.

I can't think of too many movies that the third one has been all that good. Star Wars is the only thing that really comes to mind.

Re:Great... this is going to suck. (1)

dbolger (161340) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681140)

Godfather III. Each movie in that trilogy was better than the last, and thats saying a lot. That said, I don't hold out much hope of Arnie being able to pull off a convincing T3; I think he's just too old for the part.

Well, Arnold always said... (1)

The_Shadows (255371) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680972)

"I'll be back!"

Looks like it wasn't just a catchphrase after all.

Good thing he gave up his bid for governor: http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,7924,00.html

He's gettin' old (3, Funny)

cscx (541332) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680976)

I'll have to agree that good ole Arnie is getting a little too old for this stuff.

"I'll be back... just after I get this hip replacement"

Re:He's gettin' old (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2680984)

Mod this up, it's one of the few comments on /. that have made me chuckle. :p

one problem.. (1)

amed01 (540931) | more than 12 years ago | (#2680981)

its wonderful that arnold s. is back for another installment in what could possibly be the most entertaining movie series of my generation, but other notable figures will not be played by the same character.. (for instance, the actress who plays sarah connor will not be signing on this one). can you really make a greater trilogy without the lack of consistent casting?


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Re:one problem.. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681006)

Well, I too enjoyed watching Reese suck on Linda Hamilton's titties in the first flick, and then watch her buff sexy lithe body perform in the 2nd, but by now she's an old hag dude.

This raises the question.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2680992)

if the future AI's just keep waiting another 20 years and sending back a new and improved Terminator, at what point will the new one be tough enough to beat the first one? You have to wonder.

Also, why not just keep sending back the newer and more bad ass ones earlier and earlier in Sarah's life instead of later and later when there is another Terminator there to help them.

"Wonderful" (1, Funny)

Chester K (145560) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681000)

"Arnold Schwarzenegger" is "back" to do "Terminator 3". This should be "good".

Messin' with the plots (4, Insightful)

fireboy1919 (257783) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681012)

You know, the last planet of the Apes movie that Charlton Heston made included blowing up the planet at the end. Some interviews said that this was so that it would be THE END of the saga. And then they made another.

They sort of tied up ALL the loose ends in the previous movie as well...it will sort of make the plot not as good to make another.

On the other hand, there are hundreds of Conan books, and lots of plots to choose from. Sword & Sorcery is a classic genre. I wouldn't mind if he (or someone else) made a few more of those. Heck, they could make twenty or thirty of them. I'd watch them when I wanted to see an action movie.

While I'm at it, I might as well mention a few other good movies that could easily have more sequels that I would like to see.

Ghostbusters (probably need different guys)
Tron (same idea, but with modern computer systems)
They Live! [toptown.com] (I wanna see more of that fight scene - MUCH better than matrix)
HHGTG (except for make it a REAL movie this time)

Re:Messin' with the plots (3, Interesting)

Dyolf Knip (165446) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681085)

I'm not sure if you could truly adapt The Hitchhikers' books since so much of what made them good was unspoken; flashbacks, history lessons, excerpts from The Guide, and such. Some scenes would be fantastic; chasing the sofa, the flying party, Marvin facing down the giant tank-bot, to name a few; but you can't make a movie out of them. The Dirk Gently books lend themselves a bit more towards the big screen, but they're just not the same.

Re:Messin' with the plots (1)

dngrmouse (71461) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681112)

You know, the last planet of the Apes movie that Charlton Heston made included blowing up the planet at the end. Some interviews said that this was so that it would be THE END of the saga. And then they made another.


You would be right if the new Planet of the Apes was a sequel, but it isn't. It's a remake, another adaptation. So in terms of
"rules", it has nothing to do with the one Heston was in.

Oh, and Heston didn't actually make the movie, did he? :)

Oops (1)

dngrmouse (71461) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681118)

Oops. I just checked IMDB, and turns out there were several sequels to Planet of the Apes, so disregard my reply to parent.

Me should check facts before posting next time.

The Terminator Series (1)

Renraku (518261) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681022)

The series, as a whole, was great. The second movie was one of the best I have ever seen, and still is. I hope the third one is just as good. I'd like to see more of the future war myself, along with battles and stuff that go with the future war. Anyone remember the game Skynet? It was cool for its time, despite the bugs and shitty engine..

PC bullshit (0)

the_furies (541751) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681042)

OK so now you have a chick terminator, next there'll be a black terminator, and a gay terminator who's just fabulous at hunting down and killing his target, and then a terminator in a wheelchair...

The first movie was good, the second one sucked, the third probably will, too: how many fucking times is John Conner going to save the world?

Arnold, "The Austrian Oak" (2)

NatePWIII (126267) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681048)

Arnold is a little bit older no doubt but he is still ARNOLD. 7 time Mr. Olympia, 3 time Mr. Universe, one of the best know faces on the planet. Arnold is awesome, any movie graced by his presence is awesome, regardless of the movie quality itself. Arnold has a presence about him that makes him almost superhuman. Arnold is the American Dream... what next, the Presidency?

Stop the whining about Arnold being "too old", he is in better shape even now at 55 then 99.9% of you twenty year olds out there. Arnold is Awesome, Arnold is back...

Can't be president (1, Offtopic)

BenHmm (90784) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681074)

He can't be the POTUS, he's not a natural-born American, and the constitution says the POTUS must be so. There was a survey done once, I think around the Papa Bush era that said Arnold would walk the election if he could stand - like Reagan, there was an idea he'd go for Governor of California first.

Happily for the those of us in the rest of the world that find the idea of electing a man to lead a country because he happens to be a bit of a self improver and in a few films utterly terrifying, it's not allowed.

It's the same reason Madelein Albright didn't stand.

I Love This Comment! (1, Flamebait)

krmt (91422) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681076)

Arnold is awesome, any movie graced by his presence is awesome, regardless of the movie quality itself.

Yes [imdb.com] , I [imdb.com] totally [imdb.com] agree. [imdb.com]

Awesome [imdb.com] .

Re:Arnold, "The Austrian Oak" (1)

uspsguy (541171) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681087)

Just what we need: another Hollywood actor as president!

Re:Arnold, "The Austrian Oak" (1)

_J_ (30559) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681101)

Stop the whining about Arnold being "too old", he is in better shape even now at 55 then 99.9% of you twenty year olds out there


Hmmm, I wonder if all those 'roids he's admitted to taking are going to have some nasty long term affect. I wonder if they already have and we just don't know about it. I could just see him as Prez: Don't smoke dope, just take steroids and pump iron.

IMHO, as per

J:)

I hang my head in AC shame...but... (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681053)

I have to make sure my girlfriend will NEVER find out about this post, or my sex life will become extinct. That being said...<BR><BR>
<NERD><BR>Wasn't ole' Arnie's arm ripped off in a piece of industrial machinery at the end? Wouldn't that little tidbit contain the same technology that got the whole mess started to begin with? Isn't it feasable that someone else could have picked up that ball and ran with it?<BR><BR>
I feel so dirty.... :)<BR><BR>
</NERD>

Uh, wait... (1)

x136 (513282) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681055)

...the T800 lowered itself into the molten steel at the end of T2... How are they gonna explain that one away?

Don't get me wrong, T2 is one of my favorite movies. The good thing about the movie was that CG was so expensive and time consuming back then, that they were forced to use more or less real special effects, resorting to CG only when neccessary. This also made the dirtbike/motorcycle vs. semi truck chase scene one of the best. And remember the scene where the T800 peeled the skin off of his forearm to expose the machinery underneath? That wasn't CG, but if the movie were made today, it would have.

I'm just afraid they are going to (like every other damn movie these days) go way overboard on the CG, and ruin the effect. Linda Hamilton not playing Sarah Connor is going to suck also. Hopefully Edward Furlong will be playing John Connor.

Re:Uh, wait... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681090)

By making all of the t800 models look the same.

Screen play? (2)

ConsumedByTV (243497) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681083)

Where can I get a copy of the screen play? I am interested in reading a copy. I have no problem showing my actors guild card. Any ideas?

Re:Screen play? (5, Funny)

King Of Chat (469438) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681141)

We can work it out logically. IIRC it went like this:
T1 - Arnie is trying to kill John Conner
T2 - Arnie is trying to save John Connor

The only logical conclusion is that in T3, Arnie is completely indifferent to the fate of John Connor.

With Time Travel, anything's possible (1)

rufusdufus (450462) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681086)

People have been making points about how the story could continue given details like the fact the terminated melted himself down. However, there are no problems with any particular story line, since time travel implies alternate futures. How could they one-up the technology in T2? Well, they could have a multi-verse ala "The One" where alternate universe versions of Skynet try to take over all universes.
In any event, there are an infinite number of possible simple stories they could use that would fit just fine, once you allow Time Travel *anything* is possible.

T-AARP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681091)

What a boost to the geriatric.

Oh....dear....god.... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681094)

From the Upcoming movies website: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [upcomingmovies.com]

"Shaquille O'Neal (in talks)"

Ohh....dear....god.....

Not another basketballer trying his hand at acting. And *again* might I add. He had some godawful thing that I dont think anyone ever saw, because they (should have) known how bad it would be.

Re:Oh....dear....god.... (-1)

Al Gore (152558) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681145)

I agree. What will he try next, rapping?

Survey says... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681113)

...when asked to name their favorite 'love story' flik, back in 1995, many American males voted for T-2.

...think about it...how many men would go to all that trouble, just so they could save some girls skin.

Just because he is older... (1)

ubrkl (310861) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681114)

Just because he is older, doesn't mean he is less suited to the role. Let us remember that he isn't REALLY the Terminator. He is just pretending. I am sure as he gets older, pretending is getting easier (gee, I know it is for me).

I say bravo for taking on this enormous role :)

Send comments to the DOJ before it's too late!! (-1)

The WIPO Troll (267426) | more than 12 years ago | (#2681119)

To whom it may concern,

Please amend your settlement in the Microsoft case to include provisions against a vile homosexual practice known as "snotting." Snotting is a practice that is very common in the technology sector. The procedure is simple: a man sucks onto the penis of another man and then proceeds to blow the semen out his nose back onto his partner.

I have spent 13 months now as a professional crapflooder at the popular technology website Slashdot.org and I have had the misfortune to see snottings performed by many of the Slashdot editors, most notoriously one Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda. I cannot describe the disgust I experienced when I saw this pudgy, naked geek fill his mouth with another's semen, jerk his head back, and sneeze it onto his partner's face.

If Bill Gates begins to snot his consumers the same way he has screwed them all over for the past two decades, then the terrorists have already won.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
J. Wipo Troll, Esq.
wipotroll@hotmail.com

all-linux rendering shop -- and free software?? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2681139)

Wow, not only will the Terminator 3 team use an all-Linux render farm [yahoo.com] for generating special effects and CG animations, but there's a rumor on the ILM IRC channel that custom graphics software is being developed using the GPL. [yahoo.com] Who says that Open Source isn't viable for business? :-)

-- The_Messenger

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