Terminator: Dark Fate is more ‘grim and gritty’, reveals James Cameron
Filmmaker James Cameron has revealed that the upcoming installment of the Terminator franchise, Dark Fate, is grimmer and gritty than its predecessors and they are hoping to get an R-rating for it.
This new film is directed by Tim Miller famed for Deadpool, retcons the events of last three installments of the franchise, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Terminator Salvation (2009) and Terminator Genisys (2015).
The producer of the film, James Cameron who has also contributed to the film’s story Cameron, reportedly considers the film to be a direct sequel of 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
The 64-year-old director is making a comeback to the fan-favourite franchise that he created with the 1984 blockbuster, ‘The Terminator’.
Talking about the upcoming film, he said “I think, tonally, what makes this a direct sequel to ‘T1’ and ‘T2’ is as much about the tone as it is about the narrative: It’s R rated, it’s grim, it’s gritty, it’s fast, it’s intense, it’s very linear”.
“The whole story takes place in 36 hours. It’s not this kind of grandiose, complex story. It’s just very focused on the characters, it’s very now, it’s very present and it’s just a fast white-knuckle ride,” he added.
Cameron also revealed that while Dark Fate continues the stories of both Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) and John Connor, it will also feature a “very different” version of the T-800 robot, portrayed by veteran action star Arnold Schwarzenegger in the franchise.
“We’ll be continuing with Sarah’s story, John’s story, and the T-800 returns – a different T-800 with a very different role to play than what we’ve seen before,” he added.
Terminator: Dark Fate is slated to release on November 1, 2019.