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Schwarzenegger Makes Digital Cameo in Terminator Salvation

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the TerminatorAlthough Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed unsure about the future of the Terminator franchise, California’s govenor knows one thing for sure: a paycheck is a paycheck.

After months of speculation, it turns out the former action star will be included in the upcoming sequel after all. But unlike his recent work for The Expendables, this gig will not require any time away from his day job. According to Variety, all that he needed to do was put a thumb up. Director McG has incorporated Schwarzenegger’s image using a body mold that was cast in a previous installment. The final digital result will appear as a live actor.

Arnold won’t be the only veteran included in next month’s blockbuster. It was previously announced that Linda Hamilton will provide a short voice over as well.

premieres on May 21.

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Robots Take the Stage in New Terminator Salvation Trailer

Judging by the scenes in this new trailer, I suspect many will soon forget the recent Christian Bale controversy.

I mean - if you were up against human-snatching robots, wouldn’t you drop a few F-bombs too?

Salvation storms into theaters on May 21.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks: You can look forward to a few new characters in the family-oriented sequel. Chuck‘s Zachary Levi has signed on to play Jason Lee’s cousin in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. (Yes, Squeakquel.) Meanwhile, the furry little guys will be introduced to Brittany, Jeanette and Eleanor (a.k.a. the Chipettes) - their female rivals/counterparts.

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Check Out the New Trailer for Terminator Salvation

Remember when 2018 seemed so far away? Well - if you’d like to see what we’ll have to face just 10 years from now, here’s your chance.

In this new trailer for , Christian Bale proves he can make any movie look good…even those directed by McG (Charlie’s Angels).

Salvation storms into theaters on May 22, 2009.

Helena Bonham Carter on Leave from Terminator Salvation

Helena Bonham CarterA personal tragedy has forced to temporarily stop work on Terminator Salvation.

The 42-year-old, who had been filming in New Mexico, has reportedly been given indefinite leave after a fatal minibus crash.

The incident, which happened Wednesday in South Africa, killed four of Helena’s relatives. The group had been on safari when the tire of their VW van supposedly blew out, causing the vehicle to roll.

Although Fiona Bonham Carter (the actress’ cousin) survived the accident, her 14-year-old son, mother, stepfather and sister-in-law were all killed. Fiona’s 16-year-old son and brother also survived.

Helena and boyfriend are both said to be traveling to Britain to support the family.

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Schwarzenegger’s Thoughts on Terminator Salvation

Christian Bale in Terminator Salvation

Even though he should have been concerned with more pressing issues (e.g. aftershocks, wildfires), California Governor took time out last week to talk about another thing matter close to his heart.

As a courtesy, Schwarzenegger was recently given an advanced look at some of the scenes from . The former actor, who starred in the three previous films, won his state’s recall election shortly before T3 hit the screens.

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Terminator Salvation Teaser Trailer

Could Christian Bale be any hotter? Even though is the most-anticipated picture this summer, the actor’s next blockbuster is just as buzzworthy.

Here is your first glimpse of Bale playing John Connor in next year’s .

Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Terminator Sequel More Family-Friendly

Christian Bale, Terminator

In hopes of broadening their movie’s audience, the producers of have announced they’re aiming for a PG-13 stamp.  This move would be a departure from the first three installments which were all rated R.

Devotees of the series might find this bit of news a little upsetting.  Would a dialed-down film also mean a watered-down Terminator?  Meanwhile, younger fans of the series are probably thrilled by this announcement.  Now they’ll get to follow along on the big screen.

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Sequel News: Bourne Series, Transporter, Terminator

Put Description HereAlthough many critics had hoped would be seriously considered for a Best Film award, the thriller did walk away with three statues at Sunday’s Academy Awards.  (The movie won for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound mixing.)  Now it appears the Bourne series could have a another chance at even more nominations.

According to Variety, Universal is already planning a fourth installment for the action franchise.  Better yet - director Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon will also be on board.  This news comes as surprise to many.  Even though the trilogy definitely had an audience and respect, it appeared that the story could have run its course.  In an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in August, Damon admitted that the long production was basically being written on the fly.

No projected release date has been announced yet.  Both Greengrass and Damon have other commitments to attend to first.

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Christian Bale to Play John Connor in Terminator 4

Black and white Bale According to Ain’t it Cool News, The Dark Knight himself has landed the role of grown-up John Connor in the upcoming Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.

As I glanced over the film’s imdb page, the seemingly random advert for the Rescue Dawn DVD flashing across the screen felt auspiciously ironic.

I never saw the third installment of the Terminator franchise, though the recently announced trilogy and Fox’s Sarah Connor Chronicles lead me to believe there’s still a growing fan base; bringing Bale on board will only strengthen T4‘s chances of success. With director McG (Charlie’s Angels, We Are Marshall) at the helm, and as long as a decent script surfaces and the aging Governator keeps his small cameo small, this casting news may bring a glint of hope to the future of the Terminator series.

Look for Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins in theaters sometime in June of 2009.

UPDATE: Devin Faraci over at CHUD is now reporting that his source pegged Bale as the Terminator, and other buzz regarding the issue may point to another character entirely. Stayed


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