See? Told You.
Yes, its fake, but yes, its awesome as shit.
That’s right folks. In the week of The Dark Knight, when all we hoped for it came to pass, another Christian Bale film is sneaking out some teaser stuff. Not content with one mega huge franchise, he’s also part of another little-known, not-that-popular, could-do-with-more-action indie series. What’s it called again…oh yeah….Terminator something.
There are many reasons for our reaction to Terminator Salvation to vary from indifference to skepticism to outright hostility, but most can be summed up in one word: McG. The McDonalds happy meal of the directing world, we have every reason to fear the worst. But at least the marketing team are earning their retainer so far. The previously reported trailer gives some good hints and flashes, without being stupid enough to show us any real, judge-able footage just yet.
And today’s shot of John Connor? Bale’s just doing what he does best – kicking ass and taking names.
And thank jebus they’ve dropped the original cumbersome title for the better-but-not-quite-as-good-as-just-T4 for Terminator Salvation.
When was the last time Mister Carrey was funny? And we mean really funny? Horton Hears A Who doesn’t really count, so whats before that. Fun With Dick And Jane? Not funny. The Number 23? Yes, funny, but inadvertedly so. Lets settle on “its been a while.” So much so that we look less and less forward to his funny ones as we do his more interesting, serious ones.
But at the very least, with this poster, it looks like he is having fun. And he’s got Zooey Deshanel to play with, and Terence Stamp, who seems to have replaced Sam Jackson as the man who needs to be in everything. And its being directed by the guy who made The Break Up (Yay!), Down With Love (Bah!) and Bring It On (Oh?), so there’s a luke warm chance it’ll be, ye know, watchable.
It still doesn’t have a director, or even a person playing the lead character yet, but that hasn’t stopped producers from, eh, producing this poster for the upcoming reboot of Conan. No word yet on whether or not he’ll be a Barbarian, a Destroyer, a King, or if it’ll be something akin to Conan Begins. Does anyone really care to see the backstory of a….. what is Conan? He’s not quite a Viking, is he? Get back to me on this.
Anyways, the script has been written by Thomas Dean Donnelly, creator of such classics as Sahara and A Sound Of Thunder. But seemingly Hollywood found these two movies to be so fantastic that not only did he get the opportunity to write Conan, but according to IMDb, at least 5 other movies as well. All is well.
Jennifer Carpenter: Yes, yes I’m aware that you probably only know me from The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, where I played Emily Rose who was consequently exorcised, and yes, I know that was a horror film, and yes, I know this is also a horror film, and yes, I’m aware that my surname is Carpenter, and yes, I’m aware that there is a really famous horror film director who’s surname is Carpenter, but its all a coincidence, okay? But I was also in Dexter, that really cool t.v. show? You haven’t heard of it? Oh well. But look at me now, all in your face on this poster for a remake of a really good Spanish horror film? You haven’t heard of it? Oh well. But the tagline is pretty cool. Well, yes, its pretty long, and kinda gives away my and everyone else in the films fate…… I just can’t get a break. And you wonder why I cry in the dark?