I’m kind of loathe to feed into the hype machines as all of the film blogs scramble to report on the industry shake and shimmy, tracking the shifting nature of directors, franchises and actors. Who’s in? Who’s out? It’s a little like counting snowflakes in my opinion, but you people paid your dime, so here’s the buzz.
McG didn’t do such a great job with the Terminator franchise, and so now it’s looking for a new home to option the rights. The Terminator bloodline is a rich one, in that they can technically plot the story wherever they want. It can take place in the future, it can take place in the past, it can take place in an alternate future. Like the Star Wars mythology, they can pretty much pick and choose, so it’s still fertile ground. Personally, I’m hoping for a crossover with Pirates of the Caribbean. C’mon! Robot PIRATES?!
Anyway, Lionsgate is supposedly the lead dog on the pack slavering for the rights. Despite the fact that they’ve been earning their bloodmoney from Tyler Perry films and shitty horror films, I love me some Lionsgate. They do good work. I’m worried they’re gonna go the way of the Miramax, but for now, they’re doing well for themselves, and I’m behind that. Yeah, they’re behind Daybreakers and Why Did I Get Married Too Much Tyler Perry? but they’re also the ones producing Kick-Ass.
Either way, I’m still curious to see if McG stays on and if Bale and Worthington comes back. I mean, shit, The Governator and Robert Patrick might come back at this rate. It remains to be seen if they’ll stick to McG’s original visio— SNERK. I can’t even get that out with a straight face. Oh, you music video hack.