This past weekend San Francisco’s WonderCon made a bit of a splash by holding panels for some big upcoming movies. But before we get to J.J. Abrams back-pedaling on “Star Trek” and McG trying to make an R-rated “Terminator” movie with Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger (apparently it’s 1984), “Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz was asked about the status of the “Arrested Development” movie during the panel for Hurwitz’ new animated show “Sit Down, Shut Up”.
ComingSoon.net reported on Hurwitz’s response to the question:
But back to movies we’ll actually see this year, “Star Trek” director J.J. Abrams created a bit of a kerfuffle when he said “We made this film not for Trekkies but for future fans of ‘Star Trek'”. Abrams quickly corrected himself when faced with a horde of butt-hurt Trek-fans and made the following clarification (via SciFi Wire):
Abrams and writers/producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci made sure to point out that the film would not only remain canon but be littered with reference to old-school Trek. Personally, I’m not sold but Steve said the footage he saw last year was the goods so I’m relying on that and not these guys’ attempts at damage control.
Finally, we have the long-suffering McG who at this point I imagine is wishing he never heard of the word “Terminator”. According to /Film, McG is currently fighting with Warner Bros. to get an R-rated cut of the film because there’s a shot of Moon Bloodgood topless and that Bloodgood’s character is partly an homage to Sarah Connor, “a strong yet beautiful woman”. The other part of the homage is to girls at Mardi Gras. Beads are very rare in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
As for whether or not Hamilton or Schwarzenegger will make cameos in “Salvation”, Aint-It-Cool says that involvement will be contingent on what happens in the next few weeks. While I think it would be neat to see or hear these characters in the film, at some point, McG’s film has to establish an identity of its own if it wants to stand as a new “Terminator” trilogy.