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There was some footage from ”Terminator Salvation” on YouTube this morning. I say was because it’s since been removed by the studio.

Didn’t see it myself. AB King emailed me (the subject header : “HOLY FUCK, SALVATION is gonna KICK ASS!”) whilst I was still chasing demon dogs and dancing with hula girls in my dreams, and by the time I was up and atom, it was gone…. Poof! Ta-da!

I wonder if James Cameron saw it before it was taken down? Maybe the footage was enough to convince him one way or the other what the film’s going to be like because at the moment he doesn’t really have an opinion on it – and can’t; he hasn’t, after all, even read the script.

Cameron told Aint it Cool that ” There’s been some discussion at AICN and elsewhere of me rescinding my so-called blessing of T4 and that’s not the case. The truth is there never was a blessing to rescind, and there’s been some kind of misunderstanding between me and McG, perfectly innocent I believe. He asked me in a phone call when I was shooting in New Zealand earlier this year if I would be a supporter and creative participant in the new film. I said sure, send me the script and I’ll give you my thoughts. And I warned him that free advice is usually worth what you pay for it. For whatever reason I never got the script and to date I haven’t seen a foot of film other than what everybody’s seen in the trailer, which is not enough to form an opinion. So I have zero basis for supporting or dissing the film. As I said in an interview, for all I know it could be a masterpiece or it could be a big steaming pile. I think all people heard was the steaming pile part and concluded I was against the film, which I’m not. In fact, it might be very good, an opinion based solely on what Sam Worthington has shared with me. He’s nobody’s fool when it comes to material, and has absolutely the lowest bullshit quotient of anyone I know, and he has repeatedly told me that he reckons the film is going to be good. I know him to be very critical (in a healthy way) of his own work, and an actor who always aspires to excellence, so I know he wouldn’t praise the film if he didn’t feel it.

Obviously I can’t give my blessing (whatever that means anyway ) to the film completely blind. But I’m predisposed to be supportive based on Sam’s involvement and his judgment, because I believe in him. So there you have it. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that it’s not a steaming pile.”’

I believe Worthington’s a man of his word too – but that doesn’t mean people still aren’t going to be disappointed by the fact that it doesn’t feature a 6-foot Austrian in a leather jacket.

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