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…long before Jurassic World! 

I remember walking out of the theater after seeing Jurassic Park III my mind practically on fire with where I as a fan and screenwriter would take the JP Franchise.

From my perspective I personally felt that the best option was, not surprisingly exactly what we’re getting, a soft reboot. There were certain things that I had enjoyed from the novels which had never made their way into any of the films, so I relished a re-read of the two novels. Once that was behind me I was faced with the problem of where to take the story, I wanted it to continue and I really felt that there was still at least one story which needed to be told.

A working theme park a fulfillment of John Parker Hammond’s dreams.

However I’m faced with a number of problems:

The greed assisted failure of the first film and The Ingen Incident in San Diego in the second and the events of JP III the third. How could a theme park come into existence through Ingen with such issues in the past? The answer to that problem was a simple in that it couldn’t, and that the books gave me something that the films largely avoided…another company that could: Biosyn!

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Hey folks Ross here with another article on Terminator: Genesis (T:G)! 

There’s been an awful lot of scuttlebutt and discussion about T:G as recently there have been photographs from two scenes being filmed for T:G which have appeared online.

Firstly there was a scene I believe will be revealed to be at a children’s hospital which caused a stir because it showed Arnold as the long term Terminator, Kyle Reese, Sarah Connor and the actor hired to play an older John Connor all in the same scene.

Daily Mail Article

The second behind the scenes pictures showed the Kyle and Sarah stunt doubles in the back of a vehicle that looks like it could be doubling for a truck like the S.W.A.T. from T2. They’re shooting a scene where they shoot out of the back of the van at at least one Police cruiser.

Comic Book Movie.coms Article

T:G which is shooting in New Orleans (Jurassic World is also shooting there now after a successful shoot in the Hawaiian islands) is also drawing intrigue by the lack of information about the plot and the time periods. There have been hints that the soft reboot will be re-telling events from T1 but differently.

After looking at some articles from last month I think we can put together a general idea of if nothing else the through-line of events in Terminator: Genesis!

Consider yourself warned! Article could potentially spoil some plot elements!

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Hello all!

My three favorite movie franchises are Terminator, James Bond and Jurassic Park!

All three have films hitting the big screen next year but tonight I am going to devote some time to discussion on the latest film in the Jurassic Park film universe titled Jurassic World (JW)!

Jurassic World Logo

Universal Pictures has been quite eager to revisit the Jurassic universe and so they should be the original JP has all by itself (including the 3-D re-release) grossed $1,029,153,882, The Lost World: Jurassic Park grossed $618,638,999 and Jurassic Park 3 added $ 368,780,809.

One could argue that as the quality of the stories declined that the total gross declined accordingly, however I can say that I have been waiting along with many others for a revisit to the franchise. And as is often the case the film has gone through a long developmental process.

There was a script by John Sayles which had human dinosaur hybrids that toted machine guns somewhere along the way. However things picked up speed when the writers of Rise of The Planet of the Apes wrote a draft which featured a working park full of visitors where nothing could possibly go wrong…right.

I believe Ian Malcolm once commented: “Yes but when the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down the pirates don’t start to eat the guests.”

I just know I’m going to get into spoiler territory because a lot of information hit the web over the last couple of days so if you want to remain spoiler free please remain on this side of the break. And before I move onto the next page let me simply state that JW is a soft reboot of the series that takes place 22 years after the incidents of the original Jurassic Park. In a working theme park. And is being directed by Colin Trevorrow with Steven Spielberg producing and a fantastic cast including Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt, and music by Michael Giacchino. It comes out of extinction June of 2015.

If you want to be spoiled then come through the gates into Jurassic World!

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Hello all!

As I suspected the videos from late night filming on Terminator: Genesis did not last long, I’m very glad that I took the care that I did to preserve them so that I could bring you this report.

Filming is now going great guns on Genesis, slated for release July 1, 2015. Just recently some short clips of filming in Louisiana have popped up along with stills showing cars used in replicating a certain sequence from The Terminator. Arnold has stated that the actions is as Big as the action in T2 and as recently as yesterday character actor J. K. Simmons called the script a “smart re-imagining”.

It seems unsurprisingly that Paramount and the others players behind the planned Trilogy of films are taking things very very seriously indeed. Including taking down the videos I’m about to talk about not once but twice at a minimum. One of the main reasons is that Paramount et all don’t want behind the scenes footage leaked period, however when one is talking about the shooting of FUTURE WAR set segments any moment could be a huge spoiler.

However, being that the resolution is 240p I felt that at the very least I would take a few shots to give you some idea of the first T1-T2 styled Future War action since T2:3-D Battle Across Time!

Possible Spoilers after the break!

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When Justin Lin was circling Terminator 5 he spoke about some of the ideas he had for the film and this script was born. All told I spent the better part of year in research, writing and the polishing Rebirth into the script I am releasing today. Hopefully it’ll help tide fans over until the increasingly awesome sounding Terminator: Genesis hits next July!

I hope you enjoy reading this script as much as I did writing it!

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All the best!

Ross

Hey folks,

Terminator (2015) is getting ready to go before cameras starting in January this of course means that potential actors/actresses are going to be screen tested separately and together for some familiar characters.

And who exactly are these characters?

John Connor, Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese!

Now we’ve known for quite a while now that Terminator is a reboot so the actors and actresses that I’m going to share with you shouldn’t be too much of a shock age wise. You see they’re casting Sarah Connor at around 20 which is pretty similar to her age in The Terminator.

So let’s look at our possible Sarah Connor’s shall we.

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Introduction

After a short exchange with a good friend on facebook I wondered if I hadn’t quite gotten the point across. In order to try and figure that out I realized that I had to ask a couple of questions that will likely expand further but the questions are as follows.

Is there a significant difference between between the way Writers, Writer/Directors and Directors who write tackle the possibility of starting on a possible continuation of a project down the line? In other words if a passion project seems likely to continue moving forward, regardless of if it happens right now or long into the future, is there a difference between how these three groups of people would tackle said project?

And how could their faith impact their actions?

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Ordinarily I wouldn’t write a update about a film changing it’s release date however the summer of 2015 is going to be

A Series 800 terminator, a robot-only version ...

A Series 800 terminator, a robot-only version of the cyborg played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

absolutely filled to capacity with blockbusters. Not long ago the first film to move out of 2015 to the Summer of 2016 was the 5th Pirates of the Caribbean film Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Now Terminator 5 has dropped from it’s late June release date and will be hitting theaters on July 1 2015!

Which means it’s a very nice early birthday present so thank you Paramount for moving it back. Other than that it also means that it’ll be hitting on the July 4th “weekend” so if all goes well we’ll be looking at not only a well made, entertaining, exciting and smart start to a reboot trilogy but we’ll also be looking at some awesome box office numbers!

Terminator 5 will feature the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger and will be directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World, Game of Thrones)!

Once again the film has shifted back to a July 1 debut so you know where I’ll be on July 1 of 2015.

Ross Out!

The Terminator (soundtrack)

The Terminator (soundtrack) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Variety has scoops on both stories you can check out their original stories by checking out the following links.

Alan Taylor to Direct!: Alan Taylor To Direct Terminator 5

Reef Entertainment to make new Videogames!: Reef Entertainment to make new Videogames!

So it’s a huge day for fans of the Terminator franchise after a long quite spell two bits of Terminator news hit at the same time and I’ve got to say I’m really quite stoked by the news.

And the Director is…

Terminator has always attracted big name directors for instance I distinctly remember a time when Ridley Scott was said to be in the mix for directing duties on Terminator 3.

 

Rightt now it looks like Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Thor: The Dark World) has come out on top at the end of the selection process and is in final negotiations to take the directors chair for 2015′s Terminator.

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Hello all!

I’m very excited to bring today’s Terminator 5 update to you because it’s an official press release concerning the future of the  Terminator franchise. Without any further ado here’s the Official Press Release. (Note the phrasing of the line starting “The first in a stand alone Trilogy” because right after that is the films working title).

Skydance Productions, Annapurna Pictures and Paramount Pictures have jointly announced they will partner on a rebooted “TERMINATOR” movie, to be released by Paramount Pictures on June 26, 2015.

The first in a stand-alone trilogy, “TERMINATOR” will be produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna

A Series 800 terminator, a robot-only version ...

A Series 800 terminator, a robot-only version of the cyborg played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and David Ellison of Skydance. Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake of Skydance will serve as executive producers. Laeta Kalorgridis (“Avatar,” “Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (“Drive Angry”) are attached to write the screenplay.

Launched in 1984 with star Arnold Schwarzenegger as the title character, “TERMINATOR” spanned 3 subsequent films, which have earned over $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

David Ellison most recently executive produced, along with his partners at Paramount, “World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. A 5th installment of in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise is in active development, along with a 3rd film in the “G.I. Joe” franchise, among other films.

Megan Ellison most recently produced the Academy Award®-nominated “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Master” and executive produced “Spring Breakers” via her Annapurna Pictures banner and has David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” Spike Jonze’s “Her,” and Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” set for release later this year.

The main thing that has me totally excited is the phrase “The first in a stand alone trilogy TERMINATOR…”.

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