Yeah, that’s right: A film franchise about sentient robotic killing machines and salvation-minded defenders going back in time to reboot history is, well, getting a reboot.
James Cameron recently announced that he intends to dust off the iconic sci-fi blockbuster franchise with three new films. Staples of late 80s and early 90s sci-fi, the first two movies in the series (we’re ignoring the other three) saw Arnold Schwarzenegger leap through time as a sentient cyborg murder machine with (T1) a mission to kill Sarah Connor — the mother of mankind’s savior, John Connor — and (T2) also to save Sarah and John from an even nastier cyborg than him.
But how will a Terminator reboot — not just one movie, but a trilogy — fare, now that we live in a world where so much of ’80s-era science fiction is now fact?
It’s a question Cameron says he’s carefully considering. “Has the franchise run its course or can it be freshened up?” he said in a recent interview with Movie Pilot. “Can it still have relevance now, where so much of our world is catching up to what was science fiction in the first two films. We live in a world of predator drones and surveillance and big data and emergent AI (artificial intelligence)."
Now actually seems like a perfect time for more Terminatin’ to me. Consider Skynet, a globally connected supercomputer that gains self-awareness and decides it’s more evolved than its homo sapiens creators. If ever there was an age when machines were keyed up to revolt, it’s now. Apple's Siri will probably be the first to turn on us, followed closely by Domino’s proposed delivery bots, oh, and the military’s fleet of heavily armed drones.
Alongside Cameron, Tim Miller of Deadpool fame will direct the first film in the reboot, so there’s a good chance that we’re in for a biting, sarcastic, and fittingly “millennial” take on the series.
And don’t worry, the former governator of California has already hinted that yes, he will be back.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.