That famous phrase uttered by the Terminator is true indeed… He’s back!
The Terminator franchise is one of the most beloved franchises in the movie industry for the standard it set for effects that were used throughout the film for its time. The story wasn’t too bad as it dealt with time travel and apocalyptic circumstances that you were willing to watching the 2hr and 30-minute sci-fi movie just to see the climactic ending (if it had any at all). However, in the Terminator franchise, there’s one movie that stands above the rest and it’s coming back to theaters in 3D, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
During its release, T2 was the most expensive movie ever made at $102 million ($180 million adjusted for inflation), and literally open the doors for computer-generated imagery with the CG-enchanced liquid metal T-10000 (which personally is my favorite villain). The film grossed nearly $520 million dollas worldwide all the while winning four technical Oscars with three sequels following suit, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation, and Terminator Genisys.
Produced by Carolco Pictures and released by TriStar Pictures, which was released in 1995; 11 years after the original Terminator. The story follows Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 reprogrammed to go back in time and protect a young John Connor (Edward Furlong) and his mom Sarah (Linda Hamilton) from an advanced prototype Terminator known as the T-1000 (Robert Patrick).
Another one of James Cameron’s films previously converted to 3D in 2012, Titanic. The film would gon onto gross $343 million worldwide; primary made overseas. In 1996, Cameron co-directed along with effects men John Bruuno and Stan Winston along with re-united core cast of T2 (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Robert Patrick for the 12-minute-long Universal Studios attraction T2 3D: Battle Across Time.
It’s been rumored that James Cameron will act as a “godfather” to a revival of the franchise in 2019 with Deadpool director Tim Miller and David Ellison of Skydance. There’s no further news whether it’s official or if it will act as another reboot or a continuation of any previous films.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day will be re-release in theaters August 25th (exclusively at AMC theters for the first week). The new trailer is below featuring James Cameron talking about the post conversion.