Schwarzenegger (The Terminator $30m), Kristanna Loken (the Terminatrix). Nick
Stahl (John Connor), Claire Danes (Kate Miller).
Mostow (Breakdown, U-571 $5m).
Credits: Tedi Sarafian (Tank Girl) - (19/06/01)
John Brancato and Michael Ferris (The Game, The Net) have signed on to
rewrite the original script.
movie is of course a sequel to 1984's Terminator, following also 1991's T2:J. Day; and to be followed by Terminator 4.
Science Fiction, Thriller.
Previously scheduled to start production in the spring of 2002
C-2 Pictures; Intermedia Films
U.S. Warner Bros. Pictures
The "T3" storyline takes place 10 years beyond "T2," with
a twentysomething John Conner and his cyborg pal battling a female TX model, a
Terminatrix whose powers and morphing abilities go beyond anything seen before.
T3 & T4 VIDEOGAMES
03.07.02 - The
Hollywood Reporter says that French game publisher Infogrames has bolstered its
Hollywood video game lineup with game rights to the next two Terminator films.
Through a deal with C-2 Pictures and Intermedia, Infogrames will develop and
distribute console and PC video games based the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. The "T3" games are expected to
ship in conjunction with the film's summer 2003 release. Also, subject to
certain conditions, Infogrames has secured the exclusive first option for
interactive rights for Terminator 4. Infogrames, which has a Santa Monica
studio, has the rights to the first two films as well through previous licensing
OFFICIAL T-3 SITE
16.05.02 - Warner
Bros. has launched Terminator3.com,
a teaser site for "T3: Rise of the Machines". There's not much yet,
other than the news that shooting has begun and that a trailer will be available
this summer, but click around and you'll see some interesting stuff.
CLAIRE DANES REPLACES BUSH IN
06.05.02 - According to Variety, Claire Danes has
replaced Sophia Bush in a pivotal role in "Terminator 3: Rise of the
Machines." The trade says that Danes started work Sunday, taking over as
the romantic interest of John Conner (Nick Stahl), who is now in his 20s and
once again partnered with his muscular cyborg pal (Arnold Schwarzenegger) while
trying to elude a more advanced TX model robot (Kristanna Loken) bent on
terminating him to change the future. Apparantly Mostow felt that newcomer Bush
seemed a bit young for the part. Danes, whose deal was quickly, is 23. "This
was a difficult decision because Sophia is a talented and charismatic performer,"
said Mostow. "However, we feel, after reviewing the dailies, that her
appearance and manner play younger than what we wanted for the role. We look
forward to working with Sophia on future projects."
KYLE IS BACK IN
04.05.02 - Michael Biehn is in Capetown
working on a film and in a talk with CCFM apparently indicated he's got a cameo
in T3. When asked "Didn't Your Character Die?" He supposedly replied
"you go away, you think about it...and you'll realize there's a place for
Kyle Reese in this movie. As minute as it will be". (source: Dark Horizons)
SOPHIA BUSH IN T-3
05.04.02 - Actress
Sophia Bush, appearing in "National Lampoon's Van Wilder," which opens
today via Artisan Entertainment has nabbed one of the two female lead roles in
the Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer "T3: Rise of the Machines" for C-2
Pictures/Intermedia and director Jonathan Mostow. The 19-year-old Bush, crowned
the 2000 Tournament of Roses queen, will star opposite Nick Stahl ("In the
Bedroom") as Kate Miller, a young, athletic professional in the medical
STAHL WILL BE JOHN CONNOR
25.03.02 - Variety
has confirmed earlier reports that Nick Stahl ("In the Bedroom,"
"Bully") will star as John Connor in "T3: Rise of the Machines,"
replacing Edward Furlong who starred in the role for "T2: Judgment
Day". The trade says that the third installment of the
"Terminator" franchise, picks up the story a decade after the sequel,
when Connor reteams with his cyborg protector to battle the TX.
CASTING CALL FOR T-3
22.03.02 - 'Sam
Central' pointed us over to the Backstage.com
website which reports there is a casting call out for participants for "T3:
Rise of the Machines," the third installment in the Terminator series... On
Location Casting is accepting submissions for T3, Terminator 3. Dir. Jonathan
Mostow, prod. Mario Kassar, Andy Vajna. Shoot starts Apr. 14. Meals provided.
There is pay. Breakdown--Photo doubles: for Terminator, 6'0"-6'2",
210-220 lbs., Female lead, 5'10"-6'0, very slim, blonde; Extras: police,
swat team, firemen, paramedics, military/soldiers, white trash women, Mexican
laborers, general extras with vehicles. Send pix & resume by Apr. 15 to On
Location Casting, 1223 Wilshire Blvd., PMB 409, Santa Monica, CA 90403. SAG
FORLANI IN TERMINATOR 3?
19.03.02 - There's
the Terminator and the TX, the female baddie. Now there's word on who just may
play the role of the female who gets along a bit better with Arnold and the
soon-to-be-announced John Connor (possibly Shane West). 'Harper'
wrote in with this interesting bit from Europe. It appears Claire Forlani
("The Rock," "Mystery Men," "Boys and Girls") may
be the frontrunner..."Claire Forlani, the actress, was on Europe's MTV
Top 20, and talked about her next movie. She said it might be with Arnie and
she's playing a med student called Kate. She said its a futuristic movie and its
BIG! before giving a gleaming smile. No denying what this is! T3" (Source:
Click here for more info about Claire Forlani.
SHANE WEST THE NEW JOHN CONNOR?
17.03.02 - According to
Anderson Jones at E!
Online, actor Shane West (Dracula 2000, Ocean's Eleven) may score the John
Connor role. Edward Furlong will not be
making "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". To check out pictures of Shane, and his full
CALLED FOR "T3" DUTY
08.03.02 - C-2 Pictures and
Intermedia left the most important announcement for last when they revealed
Thursday that Stan Winston will reprise his role as animatronic and makeup
effects supervisor on "T3: Rise of the Machines." "I'm incredibly
excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with a legend like Stan as well
as his amazing team," director Jonathan Mostow said. "It's one of the
tremendous perks of working on this franchise." Perky is the operative
word. "T3's" new female terminator, T-X, will be played by relatively
unknown TV actress Kristanna Loken. Arnold Schwarzenegger has publicly remarked
that "T3's" Terminatrix will have even more advanced powers -
including control over machines and the ability to disappear - than the T-800
robot in "The Terminator" and the liquid metal T-1000 for
"Terminator 2: Judgment Day." Winston
earned makeup and visual effects Oscars for "T2" as well as a BAFTA
Award for best achievement
in visual effects. He received an Oscar nomination
this year for his animatronic work in "A.I. Artificial Intelligence."
LOKEN WILL BE THE TERMINATRIX
21.02.02 - Newcomer
Kristanna Loken will be the terminatrix who goes up against ArnoldSchwarzenegger
in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines."Loken, a 22-year-old actress who starred in such TV series as
"D.C." and "Philly" and the film "Panic," has
landed the much coveted role of the TX, a cyborg even more sophisticated than
Robert Patrick's liquid-metal T-1000 in 1991's "Terminator 2: Judgment
Day." She is pitted against Schwarzenegger's T-800 cyborg character in
the big-budget film to be directed by Jonathan Mostow this spring in Los
picks up the story a decade after the sequel, when a twentysomething John
Connor reteams with his cyborg protector to battle the TX. Edward Furlong, who
played John Connor in "Judgment Day," will not reprise his role.
Click here for more info about Kristanna Loken.
SCHWARZENEGGER PULL T3 FROM
17.02.02 - Arnold Schwarzenegger's political ambitions may have terminated
plans to shoot the big-budget sequel in Canada, reports the Calgary Sun. B.C.
film commissioner Lindsay Allen confirmed yesterday that the "Terminator
3" production had pulled out of Vancouver, where it was supposed to film
in April. "The location manager has told us it's staying in Los
Angeles," Allen said. The rumored reason for the sudden and costly move
is that Schwarzenegger fears shooting a film in Canada -- a so-called "runaway
production" -- would hurt his chances at becoming governor of California.
Allen was given no official reason why the project pulled out of B.C. But he
estimates that filming a movie in Canada is 25 to 30% cheaper than shooting in
L.A. To keep the "T3" budget from spiralling north of $200 million
US, Schwarzenegger is reportedly forfeiting at least part of his $30-million
US salary. (source Coming Soon)
ARNOLD IN AOL LIVE CHAT 03.02.02 - Arnold
Schwarzenegger participated in an AOL Live chat for his upcoming film,
"Collateral Damage". The action star also went into a bit more about
the villian in "Terminator 3" and more. "We start filming on
April 15. We will be shooting that partially here in Los Angeles and partially
in Vancouver. We will be finished probably end of September. So there will be
a lot of visual effects and special effects shot afterwards in
post-production. The only thing is that there is a female Terminator also
involved in this one. She has extraordinary powers, including like having an
effect on machines. Since I'm a machine, you never know when I turn into a bad
Terminator that is willing to take out and destroy anything, or sometimes
saving the world. That's part of the suspense.
YES, I SAY "I'LL BE
BACK" 02.02.02 -Arnie says that rumors that he will run for
office in California will not delay "True Lies 2." "Do you
honestly think I could run for office while I'm doing 'Terminator 3' and then
'True Lies II.' Be honest. I can't do all of it! I'm only human." Well,
not in ''T3." I asked Arnold how he gets into Terminator mode. "I'm
not saying it's easy. Nothing is easy, but I think I have plenty of time. You
read the script and meet with the director and special effects department. You
talk about it enough that slowly you become the character again. You go in and
study and all that stuff. I didn't have a problem before. I won't have a
problem now." Will he say THE LINE? "Yes, I say 'Hasta la vista
baby' and 'I'll be back.' There are also some new lines that are going to be
great. I don' want to say them now. But fans will be surprised." One
wonders if his two sons play Terminator in front of the real thing. "They
don't imitate me -- at least not to my face!" Schwarzenegger says,
laughing. Meanwhile, his new flick "Collateral Damage" opens next
ARNOLD TALKS T-3 28.01.02 - On
top of the news yesterday, in which more was revealed about "T3", the Latino
Review attended an interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger about his upcoming
"Collateral Damage". He talked a bit more about "Terminator
3". Schwarzenegger mentioned that Linda Hamilton will be appearing in the
third installment but "as flash backs...Let's just assume that she died
already and he (John Connor) is on his own rather than his mother whining way (Laughing)
They felt like you know John Connor is 22-23 years old his mother died and his
is alone and lets move on." He went on to say that they haven't made any
decisions on who will play John Conner and that they will "start looking at
pictures real soon."
SCHWARZY BOTH GOOD & BAD
IN T-3! 26.01.02 - Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed an interesting bit about the plot of "Terminator 3" on Access Hollywood tonight.
Besides there already being a female Terminator, he said that his Terminator will be glitched. It will switch sides throughout the film, sometimes controlled by the machines and sometimes controlled by the humans.
JOHN CONNOR'S ROLE 19.01.02 - According to a
scooper, one of his buddies works at Sony and has some inside knowledge on T3.
The scooper says that the producers are batting around names like Chris Klein (Rollerball),
Scott Speedman (Dark Blue) and Shane West (Dracula 2000) as candidates for the
recast role of John Connor. "They want a 'name' to help sell the movie.".
T-3 LOCATIONS 19.01.02 - The plan is to
begin shooting the $170 million dollar sequel in April in Los Angeles and film
for eight weeks. Then in the summer, the T3 production will shift locales and
fly to Vancouver, Canada to film for 14 weeks. Why the switch in cities? Another
one of our spies may have figured that part out: according to them, one
possibility for the Canadian location is to film exterior scenes in a
mountainous region outside of Vancouver's urban sprawl. But for what scenes?
ILM CREATING TERMINATOR 3 FX 14.01.02 - Oscar-winner
for visuals in "Terminator 2: Judgement Day," San Franciso-based
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) will create the special effects for
"Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines," Variety reports.
The studio is expected to create more than 300 shots for the new installment,
scheduled to start principal photography in April. "Terminator 3"
joins several other high-profile projects for which ILM is creating visuals.
Its already busy slate includes "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the
Clones," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," "Minority
Report," "Dreamcatcher," "Men in Black 2" and
AND THE OTHERS 08.01.02 - T3 Casting (source
John Connor: Replaced
Edward Furlong made his movie debut in 1991's ''Terminator 2,'' playing Sarah
Connor's son John, who's destined to lead humanity in future battles against
machines that take over the world. But Furlong, who has reportedly struggled
with substance abuse, will not appear in ''Terminator 3,'' despite earlier
reports that he had signed on to the project. (his publicist didn't respond to
requests for comment on his absence). A ''T3'' casting call distributed to
agents (obtained by fan site Dark
Horizons) says that producers are looking for an actor between the ages of
20 and 24 to play John Connor, who is supposed to have aged a decade since
''T2.'' John ''has been struggling with an uncertain future, not trusting that
the nightmares that haunt him are over for good, '' says the casting
information, which describes the role as ''extremely complex... requiring
tremendous emotional range and intensity.'' Hayden Christensen, call your
Kate, Brewster, and
Scott: Added The casting call lists three major new characters (Warner
Bros. and ''T3'''s producers declined comment on the document, which is
presumably subject to change). Kate, the movie's heroine, is a ''young
professional with a medical background'' who ''can give both John Connor and
the Terminator a run for their money.'' Brewster is a high-ranking military
officer with a science background; the ''Terminator'' series' looming nuclear
apocalypse is supposed to occur after the U.S. military's computer system
develops a mind of its own, so we'll probably see Brewster dealing with that
little problem. The third new guy is Scott, ''a successful young professional
who has everything going for him.'' Until the Terminator blows his head off.
Watch out! Long-running rumors of a female Terminator are true: She
will be ''sexy, beautiful, composed and lethal,'' according to the movie's
casting call. And ''T3'''s producers say they're looking for a performer of ''any
ethnicity or nationality,'' as long as she's in fighting shape and between the
ages of 20 and 30 -- a category that could encompass anyone from Lucy Liu or
Jessica Alba to ''Mission Impossible 2'''s Thandie Newton. The character will
have powers that dwarf even those of ''Terminator 2: Judgement Day'''s
morphing T-1000. ''She can disappear, she can mold into someone else, and she
is sometimes just an energy,'' Schwarzenegger earlier told the New York Post.
Most other details of ''Terminator 3'' are as
secret as anything gets in Hollywood. (To prevent leaks, each copy of the
script has its owner's name marked on every page, according to one source
familiar with the production.) It is known, however, that the movie will shoot
in Vancouver and Los Angeles beginning in April. Pre-production has already
started, including discussions of casting and special effects. George Lucas'
firm, Industrial Light & Magic, which did Oscar-winning CGI work for
''T2,'' is in talks to return for the third movie, according to sources close
to the project (an ILM spokesperson declined comment). And hey, did we mention
that Arnold will be back?
SONY ANTES $70 MILLION FOR
"T-3" FOREIGN RIGHTS 05.01.02 - HOLLYWOOD
(Variety) - Sony Corp is developing yet another consumer electronics device: the
Terminator. The company's movie arm is understood to have forked over $70
million for nearly all of the international distribution rights to
"Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines,'' starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The film, whose $170 million budget makes it easily the most expensive film ever
greenlit for production, will begin shooting in April under director Jonathan
Mostow (''U-571''). Schwarzenegger will receive a $30 million payday. It is
scheduled for North American release via Warner Bros. over the July 4 weekend in
2003, and Sony said it would definitely release the film in its territories at
the same time in an effort to defray marketing costs. Sony will control all
foreign territories except for Japan and Korea, which were sold by the producers
years ago, and some Eastern European countries, including Croatia, Hungary and
Romania. The movie was financed by Intermedia Films, which handled the sale of
NO "T3" FOR FURLONG 17.12.01 - According
to Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith, Edward Furlong will not be
making "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" after all. The
24-year-old actor, who played John Connor in the blockbuster "T2,"
was reportedly all set to reprise his role in the Arnold Schwarzenegger
feature that's supposed to go into production in the spring. However, casting
for Furlong's replacement apparently begins next week. The columnists say that
the decision was made due to the trouble the young actor has been in lately,
from a stint at the Promises rehab center last year to a possible overdose
after a night of partying and getting busted for
driving under the influence as well.
WARNER BROS. LANDS RIGHTS TO
TERMINATOR 3 11.12.01
- LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -
Warner Bros. Pictures
has clinched U.S. distribution rights to "Terminator 3,'' with Arnold
Schwarzenegger returning to his best-known role, capping a bidding war among
some of Hollywood's biggest studios, producers of the film said on Tuesday.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the production and
financing team behind the project reportedly had set its asking price at $50
million plus half the gross receipts generated by the film. "T3'' is
planned for summer 2003 release, giving Warner Bros. a huge "tentpole''
film to drive its business during one of the busiest moviegoing seasons of the
year. The deal comes at a time when Warner Bros., a unit of AOL Time Warner Inc., is dominating the U.S. box office with its all-star heist film "Ocean's
Eleven'' and another key franchise property, the record-smashing fantasy
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.'' They were the two
highest-grossing films over the weekend. A Warner Bros. spokeswoman said the
rights acquired by the studio included all forms of domestic distribution,
including television, video and DVD release. The
film was sold to Warner by the production company C-2 Pictures, whose
principals, Mario Kassar and Andrew Vajna, produced "T2,'' and its
financing partner, Intermedia Films. Two other Intermedia-backed films opened
at No. 1 earlier this year -- "The Wedding Planner'' and ``K-PAX.''
ARNARNOLD RECEIVING $30M
"T3" PAYDAY 05.12.01 - 1 - According to Variety, Arnold
Schwarzenegger will have a guaranteed payday of $30 million for
"Terminator 3". The project is Intermedia-financed nd production
begins in April. And for succeeding James Cameron as director, Jonathan Mostow
will be paid upward of $5 million. The salary isn't an issue for studios
bidding for domestic rights, as they aren't privy to the budgetary breakdown.
All they have seen is the script, and an asking price of $50 million against
50% of gross receipts in exchange for domestic theatrical, TV, VHS and DVD
rights. Bidders were told the film could cost $180 million, but that it is
hoped that it would be closer to $165 million, adds the trade. It's believed
that Paramount, Disney, Universal and possibly DreamWorks were players, but it
was unclear whether any had yet reached Intermedia's asking price. The only
studio clearly out of the bidding is Fox, which has an acrimonious history
with Kassar and Vajna in trying to get "T3" for its franchise
IN HOT PURSUIT FOR TERMINATOR 3 02.12.01 - Variety
reports that nearly all of the major studios are scrambling for U.S.
distribution and video rights to "Terminator 3," which is expected
to start shooting in April. Final contract details for Arnold Schwarzenegger
to star and Jonathan Mostow to direct were being hammered out over the
weekend. Since the first two "Terminator" pictures had a combined
worldwide gross surpassing $560 million, there's understandably avid studio
interest. But industry sources maintain "Terminator 3" will have a
production budget well above $170 million, making it easily the most expensive
movie ever greenlit. (Surpassing "Pearl Harbor's" $140 budget). All
the courting to studios has been conducted in secret, says the trade. No
copies of the "T3" script, by John Brancato and Michael Ferris, were
circulated. Studio execs wanting a read had to do so by visiting Intermedia
Films' own suites, or by perusing it in their own offices with someone from
Intermedia loitering outside.
FINALLY READY 21.11.01 -
The third installment of "Terminator 3" has a script ready to be shot,
Arnold Schwarzenegger ready to reprise his cyborg role and Jonathan Mostow
ready to direct him, reports Variety. The film's producers and the financiers
at Intermedia spent Monday ironing out details for a spring or summer 2002
start. The pricetag for the feature could reach a hefty $160 million, adds
the trade. It's almost a certainty the cost will surpass the $135 million
which made "Pearl Harbor" the most expensive greenlight to date. Intermedia
has the resources to fully finance the film itself, but the expectation
is it will partner to share the risk. Universal and Sony are said to be
among three wing for the film.
WHY NO HAMILTON IN T3
? 22.10.01 - Empire Online says that Linda
Hamilton spoke a bit further about why she won't be turning up in the third
"Terminator" installment. "I read the script and it didn't take
my character in any new direction." Hamilton told The Independent.
"The film is really about turning the baton over to Sarah's son John
played by Eddie Furlong. It's Eddie's movie - and Arnold's. It was like a
no-win situation for me."